Where can I get Internet access when away from my home or work?

Updated: 11/21/2018 by Computer Hope

Users who need to connect to the Internet remotely have a few options. To proceed, follow the steps in one of the sections below.

Business Wi-Fi

With the increased need for the Internet away from home, many businesses have set up free guest Wi-Fi access for their patrons. Good examples include airports, hotels, coffee shops, as well as many bars and restaurants.

To gain access, you may need to ask for a password or agree to specific terms of use based on the business type.


If you have a smartphone with 3G, 4G, or LTE you can use your phone to connect a device with no Internet access by turning your phone into a mobile hotspot.


Today, almost all libraries have computers with Internet access and allow users to browse the Internet for research. However, it should be noted that libraries restrict actions such as downloading files or visiting certain sites.

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