If you like to stay connected by computer while you’re on the road in your RV rental, one way to do it is to find the free WiFi as you travel. WiFi stands for Wireless Fidelity, and it is a local area network – sometimes referred to as a “hot spot.” It uses high frequency radio waves to receive and transmit over relatively short distances.
Places you can find free WiFi
- Starbucks gives two free hours of WiFi to their customers. You have to register.
- Many Panera Bread, McDonalds, Schlotzky’s Deli locations have free WiFi. Schlotzky’s has free computer stations, too.
- Barnes and Noble offers WiFi.
- Big Boy, Bob Evans, and Hooters are connected.
- Take your motor home to RV parks and campgrounds, libraries, areas near universities, and some rest areas to find good WiFi places.
- Online directories have listings of free locations.
Tips about free WiFi
- The best WiFi service is closest to the source of the signal, and in places where fewer people are using it.
- Public places that offer free WiFi are often not secure networks. This means that someone may be able to hack into your computer and steal your personal information, and have access to your passwords. If you use them, make sure your anti-virus software is up to date, and activated. Keep your firewall up at all times.
- Don’t do any personal transactions involving credit cards or passwords on these hot spots.
- Do check the internet for more specifics on WiFi safety as you roam in your travel trailer.