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    places in BKK where you can use internet for FREE

    robinsons at asok - next to the ladies lingerie on the 2nd floor are two computers internet enabled free of charge. there is a sign saying that you can only use them for 15 minutes at a atime but i pretend to be a german named gunter, who can't speak or read english

    gullivers - a sleazy pool hall, bar, food hall & pick-up joint. a weasel reliable informed me that free internet is available there. don't know any more detials than that at the present time.

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    When I had a PSP, I realized the cinema/restaurant/arcade area of MBK had un-encrypted WiFi. I guess you just need a compliant phone, laptop, PDA, or PSP to take advantage of it. I recall seeing a large list of free Bangkok WiFi hotspots online somewhere... not sure where though, and my Tramadol is making me too lazy to look it up.

    As an aside, I find it really crummy that Starbucks and the like make you pay for their wifi, and an extremely high amount at that. (I think it was something like 300 baht/hr in Chiang Mai!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kruudontrii
    I recall seeing a large list of free Bangkok WiFi hotspots online somewhere
    Bangkok free wi-fi spots

    The World Trade Centre

    AFTER SOME HICCUPS, THIS IS STILL AVAILABLE

    Mammoth Shopping Centre on Rajadamri Road, diagonally opposite Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel.

    On the 6th floor of the World Trade Centre is TK Park, which I believe stands for Thai Knowledge Park. This is a project run by the government to provide reasonably priced internet access to the Thai public. I'm not sure if this hot spot is supposed to be open or not, but free internet is available there - just look in any store where they sell laptops and you'll see the staff connected and surfing away. I guess that's why service in some of these stores is so poor!

    I have found the signal there to be strong and the speeds VERY fast. The best signal will be had on floors 5 or 6, but even on the ground floor you can sometimes capture the signal!



    Bourbon Street Bar And Restaurant

    In Washington Square which is on Sukhumvit Road Soi 22.

    wi-fi in Bourbon Street is not free per se. You have to pay a one time only 100 baht fee which gets you a login name and password which you can then use until your heart's content.



    Larry's Dive

    Sukhumvit Road Soi 22, about 200 metres up into the soi.

    Larry's Dive is located on Sukhumvit Soi 22 and is another spot where wi-fi is provided completely free to customers.



    The Londoner

    Corner Sukhumvit Road and Sukhumvit Road Soi 33.

    This popular British style pub has free wi-fi. You have to ask the staff for the password details. They clearly advertise this at the entrance but again, I have yet to try it myself.



    The Irish Xchange

    Soi Convent, just past Starbucks.

    In the old days this very popular Irish pub with great food used to charge for wi-fi but now it is totally free - and it is a very fast, stable connection. It's a nice spot, with very good food and always a good selection of local and international newspapers. They have a very good menu and an excellent buffet lunch most days.


    Ronny's New York Pizza

    Sukhumvit Soi 4.

    Located on the infamous Sukhumvit soi 4, that is soi Nana, opposite the Brunswick, the free wi-fi is available for customers from midday until 2 AM.



    Bangkok Airport

    You know, the big place in the north of the city where planes take off, land and where that Qantas flight skidded off the runway a few years back!

    There are a heap of wi-fi connections at the airport but most of them require a username and password. There may be a few open connections but the only two confirmed connections are the True wi-fi access in the Thai Airlines business class / gold class lounge in Terminal 1 and the free connection in the Cathay Pacific first-class lounge (which also means the area immediately outside the lounge too!). My feeling is that there are likely more, but this needs to be confirmed.



    Tamarind Cafe

    Sukhumvit Soi 20.

    Located about 250 metres from Sukhumvit Road, this pleasant spot has an art gallery and great vegetarian food.



    Omni Tower Serviced Apartments

    Sukhumvit Soi 4.

    Free wi-fi is offered in the lobby area.



    Coffee Society

    Silom Road, near Sala Daeng BTS.

    Another cafe to add to what will soon no doubt be a very long list of cafes and coffee shops with wi-fi. This area is predominantly gay, so it is largely home to a mixed Thai, heterosexual and farang crowd. wi-fi is free and fairly fast, coffee is good, they also have reasonable 'Western' style food and deserts. Best of all, it is open 24 hours.



    Mediterraneo Restaurant

    Somerset Building, Soi Tonson, just off Ploenchit Road.

    Free wi-fi is offered in what used to be the sister restaurant of Bourbon Street.



    Hazarindo

    Sukhumvit Soi 38.

    A restaurant with free wi-fi access.



    Telephone Pub

    Silom Soi 4.

    Be aware that most of the venues in Silom soi 4 cater to gays and alternative lifestyle folks so if that is not your thing, you might want to go to one of the other establishment with a free wi-fi hot spot in the immediate area. Still, this soi can be a bit of a laugh if you're open-minded and don't have any hang ups.



    Hu'u Bar And Restaurant

    The Ascot, Sathorn Road.

    A nice, somewhat upmarket venue. Mrs. Stick swears the food there is great but to be honest, I have only been to the establishment on the ground floor and not Hu'u, which is up a few floors.



    Sukhumvit 1 Plaza

    Sukhumvit Soi 1, funnily enough...

    The newest farang bar area in Bangkok is the first to get wi-fi. The hot spot was originally available to users in Revolution Bar but I believe it is now open for all punters who venture there. Any questions, pop in and see the staff in Revolution Bar and they'll help you.



    WearEver Laundromat & Lounge

    Between Samsen Road Sois 1 and 3.

    Located just over the bridge north of Khao San Road, wi-fi is free for customers using their coin-operated washers and dryer or for those just dropping in for a drink.



    Sin

    Sukhumvit Soi 4.

    The new disco / restaurant / nightclub on Sukhumvit's busy soi 4 has free wi-fi available. Signal strength has been described as so but should improve when they change the position of the router. There are quite a few places in Sukhumvit Soi 4 with free wi-fi access now.



    Jessie's Minimart

    Petchaburi Soi 43/1.

    Inside Soi 43/1 on Petchaburi Road (between Asoke / Petchaburi intersection and Makkasan / Petchaburi intersection) in a village called Miami Villa. This store is a mini-mart and an internet cafe open 24 hours per day. Owned and managed by a Canadian and his Thai wife. Tables outside the store or inside the store and a large area of the village is covered by a wireless network (speed 512/256 ADSL).



    Landmark Hotel

    Near Nana skytrain station.

    Free wi-fi access operates in the lobby area and is available on that small patio outside where one could have a cup of coffee or tea and check email and surf the net. There is also free wi-fi available in the business centre on the 27th floor, which has a good view looking out over the city.



    Tarntawan Place Hotel

    Suriwong Road.

    Located opposite the Tawana Ramada Hotel, you can enjoy a cool drink in their lobby or lunch in their restaurant and surf until your heart's content.



    Conrad Hotel

    Wireless Road.

    Free wi-fi is offered in the lobby are and in the lobby bar.


    McBen Coffee Shop

    Sukhumvit Soi 8.

    Free wi-fi in this coffee house, as there should be in every coffee house! Serves excellent coffee, also food and other drinks (including beer at 60 baht). There is a separate air-con smoking lounge for smokers. The broadband speed is 1mbs.


    Bug And Bee

    Near Silom Soi 4

    Food, staff and clientele are more varied than at Coffee Society, the listing immediately above, but their wi-fi connection is less reliable and slower


    Robin Hood

    Sukhumvit Road, near Soi 33/1

    Free wi-fi access is provided. There were some difficulties accessing it in the past but they have been remedied and now it is as good as gold.


    Siam Smile Bar

    Sukhumvit Soi 7/1

    Siam Smile Bar is the first in this fast growing alley of interesting bars. How you could manage to surf the internet successfully with so many lovelies there defies me!


    Big John's World

    Soi Thonglor Soi 9

    This popular spot that has good, affordable Western food offers free wi-fi access to all. Best of all, it is open 24 hours a day!


    Las Cachos

    Between Thonglor sois 14 & 16

    The signal and speed has been described as ok.


    Old German Beerhouse

    halfway down Sukhumvit Soi 11

    It is free for customers and the key is: ccccccccaf.


    Starbucks

    Sukhumvit Soi 5 (tested on 2nd floor)

    Apart from the pay spot there's another, open SSID 'Maginet'. The signal and speed has been described as a bit slow.


    Outside Amari Boulevard SSID: LB01

    Sukhumvit Soi 5

    Possibly from the lobby? The signal and speed has been described as low.


    Absolute7 Bar

    Sukhumvit Soi 7/1

    Free wi-fi is offered and there are a lot of pleasant staff in the bar too!


    Boss Apparels & Minimart

    Rama 1 Road, right next to National Stadium BTS station

    My favourite tailor store in all of Bangkok, which also has a mini-mart and a small internet cafe, now has free wi-fi access available too. This tailor's store is located about 50 metres along from Soi Kasemsan 1, the soi opposite Mahboonkrong with a number of decent budget hotels and guesthouses.


    Cathouse

    Nana Plaza, Sukhumvit Soi 4

    I have been told that you can access a free wi-fi connection from the Cathouse bar in Nana Plaza although where it is being broadcast from, I do not know - probably a hotel nearby.


    Nai Lert Park Hotel

    Wireless Road

    They have free wi-fi in the lobby, at the restaurant, the bar and the pool which means that the rooms facing the garden can get a signal, albeit weak, as well.


    The Coffee Day Café, AKA the Café du Mond

    Soi Chok Chai Ruammit, is Wipawadee-Rangsit Soi 16, between Wipawadee-Rangsit and Rachadapisek, and not to be confused with other ChokChais.

    They had a bit of a rocky start, with the router too far away, but it is now in the café and the signal is good. You may have to ask them to turn it on, although if they see you get out your laptop they usually do so if necessary. The café itself has good coffee and pastries, and food for a light meal. It is described as pleasant and uncrowded. You are expected to buy one coffee an hour (at 30 baht for an Americano, good) but they are not compulsive about it.


    Assumption University / ABAC Hua Mark

    Hua Mark

    Strong signal and free for everyone, not just students.



    Siam Smile Bar

    Sukhumvit Soi 7/1

    The second bar in this interesting soi to offer free wi-fi. I imagine it would be a great place to use your laptop and check your email in the afternoon.



    Grand Westin Hotel

    Corner Sukhumvit Road and Sukhumvit Soi 19

    I believe the lobby area has free wi-fi access as well as some other points.


    The Barbican

    Soi Thaniya

    This free wi-fi connection is not offered by The Barbican per se, but there is a signal obtainable if you are in there. It usually gets turned off around 7:00 - 7:30 PM, suggesting it comes from an office building in the area.


    Business Inn

    Sukhumvit Soi 11

    About 30 metres into the soi, they have free wi-fi.



    Sheraton Orchid Hotel

    By the Chao Praya River

    In the lobby and first floor of this impressive riverside hotel. It's a great place for coffee and life music at night though as you would expect with a hotel of this calibre, they're
    expensive - but the atmosphere makes up for that. They have a fast connection and a lot of Apple laptoppers frequent the place.



    Nailert Park Hotel

    Wireless Road

    There are at least two free connections in the area, but each has been described as somewhat low in strength.



    Breeze Beer Garden

    Chaengwattana Soi 26

    Draught Kloster, Asahi, Heineken and Chang. Great Thai food, pool, darts, UBC. More here.



    Evergreen Laurel Hotel

    Corner of Sathorn Road and Soi Pipat.

    Free wi-fi is available in the lobby.


    Coffee World / New York Deli

    Near Silom Soi 4

    A sign on the door confirms free wi-fi is offered on the premises.


    The Moment Cafe

    Charoen Krung Soi 50

    Opposite Robinsons in Bangrak, they have a website Momentcafe. The place is nice - coffee is good - and it's quiet. It only opened few months ago so it is still not that busy. The wi-fi connection is said to be fast.



    Kiwi Cafe

    Sukhumvit Soi 22

    Open from 8 AM until 2 AM, they are located on Sukhumvit Soi 22, right next to Larry's restaurant. They have coffee and light food and some Kiwi and Aussie wines. Wi-fi is free but there are also computers available if you do not have a laptop and internet access on the PC is free with any coffee or food purchased. The speed is 4 meg so it's quick.



    Shinawatra Tower III

    Vipavadi Rangsit Road

    Among the retail outlets on the ground floor, there’s an S&P restaurant and a Japanese restaurant so you can have a cup of coffee or eat and surf the Net.



    Jasmine Suites

    Sukhumvit Soi 23

    Free wi-fi access is offered on the ground floor lobby and at the pool.


    Serendipity Cafe

    Sukhumvit Soi 11

    It's the old teak building next to Cheap Charlies which also has accommodation. Reasonable speed.


    Bangkok Suite Hotel

    Petchaburi Road

    They have been advertising rooms with free wi-fi for just 650 baht a night. Cheap, and a good option for the budget minded who want a constant net connection.



    Livingstone's

    Sukhumvit Soi 33

    Free wi-fi in the hotel and surrounding lobby / pool area. This is a great place to hang out at with really good value steaks, and good Thai food too.



    Ranni's

    In an alley on the south side of Khao San Road.

    Good speeds have been reported from here.



    Sawasdii Krungthep Inn

    Soi Rambutrii

    A good signal can be had from this location, although from where the signal comes, is not known!


    Cafe Kaldi

    Suriwong Road

    Free wi-fi is offered. The cafe can be found at 56 Surawong Road (near Patpong).


    Black Swan Pub

    Sukhumvit Road, near soi 12, just under the Asoke BTS station.

    Free wi-fi is now offered.


    Muang Thai-Phatra Complex

    Rachadapisek Road

    If you go to the Starbucks there, your machine should see about seven wireless networks (including the not-free Starbucks one). Click on the one called “Zylink” and surf for free. Some of the other available networks are probably free as well.


    Black Canyon, Bangkok Intl Airport

    The Airport

    The Black Canyon branch on the 1st floor of the departure hall at the airport offers free wi-fi.




    Pattaya free wi-fi spots

    Misty's A Gogo

    Soi Pattayaland 2, Pattaya.

    The first gogo bar to have wi-fi! Misty's is in Soi Pattayaland 2 in Pattaya, the soi with all the neon. It will be interesting to see how popular it is in such an environment. Please note that the free wi-fi is ONLY available during the day time and at night it is turned off.



    Lewinsky's

    Soi Pattayaland 1, Pattaya.

    They have free wi-fi as well as good food and all the English language newspapers. It has been described as a great place for newcomers to come to find organized golf as well.


    Shenanigans

    Next to Royal Garden Shopping Centre, Second Road, Pattaya.

    One of my favourite bars in Thailand, and the one with the very best breakfasts - you just gotta try it!


    The Expresso Coffee Shop

    South Side of Buakaow Market Square

    wi-fi is offered free to customers. A Cappuccino + a glass of iced water is only 25 baht. Speed 1 gig / 256Kb. Opening hours are 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday inclusive.


    Shamrock Bar

    Pattaya Soi 13/4

    There is an open hotspot in there which is a bit slow. Terry the owner does not know where the signal is coming from. Terry he decided to install his own hot spot, to be free to customers, at least initially.


    Cheers Bar

    Pattaya Soi 13/4

    No details at the moment, other than that they have wi-fi available.



    Penthouse Hotel

    Pattaya Soi 13/4

    There is an open wi-fi hot spot in the cafe on the ground floor of The Penthouse Hotel.
    I suspect that the previously reported Hot Spot in The Shamrock Bar may be leakage from the Penthouse Hotel.



    Nova Park Apartments and Jameson's Bar

    Soi Ar Pattaya

    The connection is excellent!



    Caffe Patini

    SOI BUAKOW (south of the market)

    Great coffees, farang / Thai food, air-conditioning, ice cream, cute waitresses, and owner Paul is a gent. Open 9-9 daily. Many tables or use the terrace.



    Tim Beer Bar

    Second Road, Pattaya

    Tim Bar Beer on 397/17 Second Road is offering free wi-fi access since 15 December 2005 to all their customers with a 1Mb connection. The connection is open 24hrs and available in the snooker hall, the bar area, the gogo bar and the outside beer bar on Second Road. It's completely free, but you need to ask the waitress for the access code, which they told me, is changed every week.


    AUA University

    Pattaya North Road

    They have 2 excellent open connections, both described as having great speed. The university is quite small but there are many adjacent farang businesses so perhaps the signal comes from there.


    Carrefour food court

    Pattaya Klang Road

    There are 2 open wi-fi signals but neither has a strong signal.


    Shamrock Bar

    Soi Pattayaland 2.

    The Shamrock now has it's own free wireless hot spot and computer - totally free of charge!



    Lennie's Bar

    Walking street, Pattaya.

    Free wi-fi is offered at this beer bar in Soi Diamond.


    Ma Maison Hotel

    Near soi 13, Pattaya.

    Has a nice restaurant, if a non-guest wanted to sit and surf while having a drink or a meal.


    Phuket free wi-fi spots

    Mai Thai Bar

    Soi Eric, Phuket.

    I wonder if this was the first beer bar in Thailand to broadcast free? Pop in and say hello to the friendly owner Nicke and surf the net for free. Just expect all of the bargirls in the area to want to check their email while you're there! Personally, I'm not so sure that beers and surfing the net on your own laptop mix, but it is still great that it is offered.



    Burisiri Resort

    Patong Beach, Phuket.

    It's complimentary, presumably intended for guests only, and they have wireless cards at reception if your laptop does not have wi-fi built in, which is a nice touch. There is no password required. Sounds like a pleasant experience, relaxing in a Thai resort, surfing the net while lazing beside the pool.



    Rio's

    Patong Beach, Phuket.

    wi-fi is now available at Rio's, the newish bar below Rock Hard A Gogo on Patong's busiest corner at the top of Soi Bangla.



    CC Blooms

    Kata Beach, Phuket.

    It is described as a small boutique hotel with free guest wi-fi in rooms and common areas.



    Woody's Bakery & Cafe

    Kata Beach, Phuket.

    On Patong Beach opposite the Andaman Beach Suites Hotel.



    Karon Cafe

    Karon Beach, Phuket.

    This charming, inexpensive boutique hotel at Karon Beach now has free wi-fi. I haven't stayed there for many years but to be honest, when I was last there, I really liked it!



    Daeng Plaza Hotel

    Phuket Town, Phuket.

    In front of Daeng Plaza hotel is a bookshop and café and there you can find a free w-fi connection.


    Black Canyon

    The new Central Festival Phuket shopping centre

    No longer free - you have to pay for it. Aaargh....



    K Hotel

    Patong Beach, Phuket.

    K-Hotel and Restaurant, Patong-Beach, Phuket.



    Bougainvillea Hotel

    Kata-Karon, Phuket.

    Bougainvillea (Hotel) and Locanda-Restaurant, Kata-Karon, Phuket.



    The Aspasia Phuket

    Kata-Karon, Phuket.

    Aspasiaphuket offer free wi-fi access in the hotel, restaurant and spa as well as in the public areas (around the swimming pools, lobby, 2 restaurants, spa). It is accessible by password / user name. Cards with these details are given out free of charge to bona fide guests, upon request to any staff member. The download speed is 512mbps and it is accessible 24 hours per day. Guest rooms also have complimentary wired internet access.


    Summer Breeze Hotel

    Soi Sansabai, Patong Beach.

    Free wi-fi is offered in the lobby bar of this pleasant hotel. Good speeds and the cost of food and drink is not dear. It's a better alternative than an internet cafe if you are travelling with your laptop.



    Chiang Mai free wi-fi spots

    Chiang Mai Saloon

    Loi Kroh Road.

    Apparently it has good food and drink, free monkey nuts or popcorn and free wireless internet access. You can also check email free on the bars single internet-connected PC.



    Panthip Plaza

    Chiang Mai City.

    Chiang Mai's new computer shopping centre is just a couple of minutes walk from the Night Bazaar. There is free wi-fi access but not many convenient places to set up your PC.



    Charcoa Cafe

    Chiang Mai City.

    Sripoom Soi 1 in the old town.



    Amora Hotel, Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai City.

    You can Connect to the unsecured wireless network by setting the IP address of 192.168.100.20-255, subnet mask 255.255.255.0 and enter any known DNS server. This saves 600 baht per day.


    Dragon Star, Cyber Café Pro

    99/4 Ratchapakinai, 50200 Chiang Mai (that’s in the old city about 200 m southwest of Thapae Gate).

    It’s free in the sense that paying customers (the place includes a coffee shop) are free to hook up the wi-fi laptops, PDAs etc. without extra charge.

    The place started a few months ago. It is run by a Danish guy, who used to be some kind of software specialist. Opening hours 9AM - 11 PM every day.



    Viang Bua Mansion Serviced Apartments

    Chiang Mai

    The password is: abcde12344. It is meant for in room use, but it works also in the
    lobby and on the terrace.



    VIPA House

    14-14/1 Loikroh Lane 1, just off Loikroh Road near Kotchasarn Road intersection

    In lobby. SSID = linksys. Good speed, always on.




    Prince Hotel

    3 Taiwang Rd, Chiang Mai

    They have free Wi-Fi, 256 Kbps, which works in the lobby and pool area also.



    Khon Kaen free wi-fi spots

    Khon Kaen Airport

    Free wi-fi access is available in the departure lounge after you go through the security check.


    Khon Kaen Hotel and Roma Hotel

    SSID = test1 (which would suggest it may not be around for long!). Good speed, always on.



    Hua Hin free wi-fi spots

    Coffee World

    On the main drag

    Wi-fi access is available from an open connection coming out of the photo shop next door, and the speed & strength have been described as very good.



    Sofitel

    The big hotel!

    If you sit on the beach out the front of the Sofitel you ca get a weak signal from there. Of course, you could be sneaky and go and sit by the pool if you are really daring...!




    Koh Phi Phi free wi-fi spots

    Carlito's bar

    Main port area.

    A reader has reported discovering a great free wi-fi connection there. They don't have any computers other than maybe staff ones, so the connection is really good. He managed to get a pretty good Skype connection which is difficult enough at the best of times, never mind on wi-fi, and on a small island!



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    You forgot one....4th floor Siam Discovery Centre, near the Apple shop.

    Take the piss by sitting in Starbucks across the way!!!
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    Is the Apple shop still working? I thought it had stopped boradcasting wi-fi signal?

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