A Wifi Hotspot is a wireless connection to the internet. The XO can connect to two types of hotspots: 802.11b or 802.11g, also known as Wireless G. The XO can connect to any hotspot, even secure hotspots if the passwords are available.
Private Hotspots are located in homes or businesses, and may be secured by either a password/passphrase or by individual computer MAC Address.
Public hotspots are often located in libraries, schools, malls, and even some hospitals, businesses and homes. These hotspots are free and open to the public.
- The New York City Library System has free wifi hotspots
- FON has public hotspots throughout North & South America and Europe
- Apple Store Offers public hotspots for anyone
Commercial hotspots are hotspots that either require a fee or are available only to clients of the establishment. Many hotels and restaurants now have hotspots free of charge to the customers, and some have this service available for a small fee. Most airports have hotspot access available for a fee.
Some commercial enterprises that have hotspot access are: