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What is France wifi and how does it works?

France Wifi is a method of acessing the Internet wirelessly in France. In order to acess wifi, you have to have a router hooked up to your internet connection. If you have a built in card on your pc or mac, then the computer will automatically find the signal that is being transmitted from the router. If you don’t have a built in card, most french wifi carriers sell cards or you can get a USB dongle.

How to connect to wifi?

Connection to wifi en France while on the go enables you to access the internet from anywhere that has wifi hot spots available. You can usually find them at places like airports, hotels, coffee shops, or other areas having access to a LAN connection.

The first thing you need to do in order to connect to Wifi hot spots is to locate a hot spot access point. Public areas offering Wifi will normally have signs pointing you in the right direction. If you aren’t sure, just ask somebody. Although just booting up your laptop will detect any available hotspots.

Once you’re in wifi hot spots your laptop may come up with a box that says “Wireless networks are available” and then give you the option to connect. Wireless networks are identified by their SSID (Service Set Identifier) and each wireless network will have their own unique SSID.

You can connect with the Connection Manager through an “Automatic” connection or a “Manual” connection. When you select “Automatic”; the ConnectionManager will automatically connect with the connection that is on top of the list under the Connections tab, when you press the “Connect” button. The button will change into “Disconnect” once clicked. When “Disconnect” is pressed the connection will terminate. It is possible to change the order of connections, how to do this can be found in the help file that is present in the ConnectionManager or the User Manual.

When you want to connect with the “Manual” option, you need to select the connection you want to use and click “Connect”.

How Do I Get Wireless Internet?

Wireless Internet access, sometimes referred to as a “hot spot,” is a local area network (LAN) run by radio waves rather than wires. Wireless Internet access is broadcast from the central hub which is a hard-wired device that actually brings in the Internet connection. The hub, located at the main computer system or server, broadcasts Internet connectivity to clients, which is basically anyone within “listening” range who is equipped with a wireless LAN card.

In the home, a desktop system setup for wireless Internet access will broadcast connectivity throughout the immediate area. Any family member with a laptop or desktop in another room can connect wirelessly to the Internet to share the main connection. Neighbors may also be able to access your wireless connection, which is why most wireless LANs are configured with password security. In this case, any machine that wishes to get wireless Internet access must first complete a “handshake” with the LAN, in which the password is requested. If the proper password is not supplied, access is denied. While initial security technologies were weak, security protocols for wireless Internet access have vastly improved with Wi Fi Protected Access (WPA) and Wi Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) options.

Some resources for free wifi France:

Free.fr have lots of free wifi hotspots in France – details: http://www.free.fr/adsl/pages/internet/connexion/acces-hotspot-wifiFree.html

Tutorial : http://www.freenews.fr/spip.php?article6783

Lists of Wifi hotspots en France

http://www.wififreespot.com/europe.html

http://v4.jiwire.com/hot-spot-directory-browse-by-state.htm?country_id=75&provider_id=0

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