Wi-fi hotspots in Paris

Old Jul 27th, 2006, 08:42 PM
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Travelnut, it is probably beyond my limited abilities to explain in a way that would not create more confusion, and it depends on your operating system. My best suggestion is to ask a teenager - really!
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Old Jul 28th, 2006, 08:00 AM
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OK, I probably wouldn't understand you yet, anyway! I bought an Ipaq but haven't begun using as yet.. just bought a new desktop, too so there's a lot for me to figure out right now.
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I just came back from a 6 week trip to Provence, France and Italy, (Veneto, Emilia Romagna). My experience was this: There are several open wireless networks in Fonteveille. I walked up the main drag with my PDA and found several secure ones as well and on occasion I would walk into a place, one time a hotel ad another time a real estate office and asked if they could give me the key so I could download my email and they did not have the key but were kind ehough to offer a workstation.
In St Martin de Crau there is a hotel/restaurant/campground that has an open wi fi network. Wish I had found it sooner.
In Vicenza Italy I stayed in the Hotel Continental (I recommend it and loved it)which itself does not have wi fi but someone in the neighborhood does so I was able to do my connecting in the breakfast room over endless cups of coffee and hot chocolate. They do have an internet point in the lobby. On a daytrip to Bassano the place I ate lunch had wifi.
From there I moved to Mirano (Villa Mocenigo agriturismo) I may have talked them into getting a wireless router but they did not have wi fi when I was there. I hopped into my car and went to town in search of a network and I found an open one at the local computer store. They turn it off when they go to lunch but they were kind enough to turn it on for me so I sat in my car in front of the place and took care of business like paying bills, skypeing, emailing, etc on my laptop. How cool is that?
The next place I stayed was Cosy House B&B in Bologna. In my book this place is top drawer. It is in a residential apartment building and I was able to have uninterrupted wifi the whole 5 days I was there. I was able to post on Fodors from there and research side trips to Modena and Dozza and pick which restaurants I wanted to check out in town.
These are all just open networks I found by chance. I never paid for access the whole 6 weeks I was gone.
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