The list of passwords in this post is now in app form, WiFox is available on the App Store and Google Play.
Arriving at an airport without free wireless – or the even more frustrating free-if-you’ve-got-a-local-number and email access (no I don’t, I’m traveling dammit!) – makes it seem like you’re flying around the world in 1999. First, avoid the initial shock of being subjected to a layover without wifi by checking whether or not your connecting airports offer free wireless. Now that you know, for better or for worse, it’s time to prepare yourself digitally and physical to get online on your down time.
Use Foursquare Tips
The popular location-based social network foursquare (where you can find me as well) is primarily used through its mobile app, however the web-based version is full of searchable tips from users. To track down a wireless password of an airport, Google something like “foursquare Ataturk Airport.” On the resulting page, scroll down and do a quick search for “wireless” or similar terms. That should give you a list of any wireless passwords in the airport and exactly where to find them.
- Get Password Tips On Your Phone – Both the free 4sqwifi (iOS) and Venue Spot (Android) apps filter foursquare wifi-related tips automatically based on your location.
Similarly, tablet users can use WiFox to get passwords and connection information in airports around the world.
Some Airport Wireless And Lounge Passwords Provided By You (Updated Regularly: September 2016)
When I asked on Facebook and Twitter what passwords have your picked up at airports around the world on your travels, several of you happily emailed me how you recently got online at these locations.
The list of passwords in this post (plus hundreds more) is now in app form, WiFox is available on the App Store and Google Play.
- Addis Abada Airport (ADD) – Find the London Bar, password: london123 (Thanks Kalios!)
- Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) Airport – To turn 1 hour free wireless into unlimited access, Melvin suggests sitting near the KLM lounge and tweaking this password with the current date: KLM110613 (i.e. KLMDDMMYY).
- Bahrain International Airport (BAH) – McDonald’s in Departures Terminal. password: immobility
- Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX) – Amex Centurion Club; network: Infintium; password: salacenturion1
- Dubai International Airport (DXB) – Dubai International Hotel (lounge opposite Boots store, concourse D); network name: DubaiIntHotel password: [email protected]
- Fiumicino – Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) – Avia Lounge network name: Aviapartner password: Aviapartner01
- Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO) – Vip Lounge/ ANA Lounge. Pass: wifiLounge2016
- Frankfurt (FRA) Airport – Unless you’re sitting right outside of the Lufthansa lounge near gate B5, you’ll be paying for Internet access. (Thanks Kira!)
- Istanbul Ataturk (IST) Airport – Also, Kimi can direct you to this cafe and its wireless password near the entrance of the International Departure hall. Next to the food court downstairs, to the right: network name: palmiyeturizm password: phone-card. Upstairs by the Food Court, network name: PrimeClass_Lounge password: Lounge2015 The Eat & Go by Gates 501-504 network name: “Eat&Go 500BG” password: istanbul4 HSBC Premier Lounge, network name: BTA_Guest username: BTA9 password: STARWARS
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) – Wingtop Lounge password: WiNgtip$
- La Aurora International Airport (GUA) – Outside the Airport Lounge Coffee Shop: Airport Lounge 1: c56fd97a30 Airport Lounge 2: c56fd97a32
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – Oneworld Lounge network name: oneworld password: oneworld
- Montreal–Trudeau Airport (YUL) – Maple Lounge network name: VIP password: montreal
- Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) – Terminal 3: Go upstairs to left, follow all the was to end. At the food court there is wifi. If you buy a coffee they’ll give you a password if you ask.
- Sao Paulo International Airport (GRU) – Air France Business Lounge network name: villa gru password: grulounge
- Simon Bolivar International Airport (CCS) Caracas, Venezuela – Wifi Network: WIFIAEROPUERTO Password: WIFIAEROPUERTO
- Surat Thani Airport (URT) – Cafe right next to the entrance, password: 12345678
- Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Bangkok, Thailand – Bangkok Thai Lounge: network name: THAINETWORK_SILK (D) Username: tglounge Password: tglounge
- Sydney Airport (SYD): SkyTeam Lounge (near gate 24); Password: skyteam2015 Emirates Lounge: network name: EK Lounges password: DXB-Lounge
- United States (select airports) – Delta Sky Club password: firstclass
Those of you who happen to come across any other airport or lounge wifi passwords, I would appreciate you leaving them in the comments below or emailing me with the information. I’ll update this list and you’ll be earning Internet karma from all of the other travelers you helped get online.
Some Low-Tech Hacks
As many of the passwords and tips above suggest, in airports without free wireless for the public, sitting right outside of the airline lounge doors are a good bet for finding an open connection. Lounge signals tend not to extend far beyond the walls so you should increase your wireless range by sitting in the ideal spot for reception.
- Cultural Commonalities Of Common Wireless Passwords – Our human preferences for default passwords tend to be regional, so you may be able to guess a password simply by staying aware of continent you’re in.
Although there are more involved ways to hack airport wireless networks, before you get your hands dirty you can attempt to weave your ways around pay-walls like Boingo with a simple URL hack.
Try adding “?.jpg” at the end of any web address you want to access; if it works and you’ll be at that airport again, download the Firefox extension Greasemonkey, load this script, and your web browser will automatically add ?.jpg to the end of all URLs.
Lastly, despite your best efforts, when you’ve landed unprepared, a quick check with previously mentioned NetStumbler may uncover open, but hidden airline or maintenance networks to hop on.
These are just some ways to get online at airports lacking free wireless – have any other creative ways to get wifi at airports around the world? Let me know in the comments below!
Definitely bookmarking this!
A lot of airports have a limited free wifi: 45 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, whatever. Good news: “limited time” actually means “unlimited time”, because it’s so easy to hack. Most of the times you either need to:
– Change your IP (just rebook the computer)
– Change your MAC address (Google it – you need to edit the Windows register but it’s doable)
– Clear the cookies
When you try to load a page, the router will automatically redirect you to the login page: look at the URL, because from there you can see which system the airport is using. All of them are easy to hack.
You can also spoof (fake) your MAC address with these two apps:
Windows: Mac Makeup
OS X: Link Liar
I need dhaka airport wifi password pls
Check the map above, it’s updated around the clock!
This is a really useful post. I can never understand why so many airports require you to enter a phone number first and then receive a text with the password – or something along those lines. Why make people jump through hoops to access supposedly “free” wifi?
Annoying, right? Often the companies make money through sign-ups and advertising, why “free” isn’t quite “free”.
why it bothers you anyways?
better then charged ones
Well, if I’m traveling internationally, I usually don’t have a local SIM card to get the text with the code. That also assumes I’m going to get online with a smartphone. It’s much simpler to skip that step altogether, especially considering it is an airport.
Super helpful tips! I’ll have to come back to this post before my next airport adventure.
Let me know if you discover any new passwords to add to the list.
This is awesome! You should be charging your readers for this 🙂
I’ll make the money in other ways to keep things free for all of you around here 🙂
Nice work.. Keeping a record of this.. Hate paying for Wi-fi at airports!!
Hopefully this will save you from having to do so just a little less often.
Thank you for this post. Will definitely need this the next time I return to Dehli, India, which requires that you have a local number -_-
Not many things are simple in India…
Waiting for that ever elusive Wifi signal at any airport is like waiting for Godot 🙂 I’ll keep these tips in mind next time we travel. The best free Wifi we have ever experienced has been at the Dubai international airport.
Thanks for the tips
I recall it being quite good when I was there last as well 🙂
Super helpful tips! I will definitely try adding that jpg extension to my urls next time I am traveling!
This is stellar – though I could have used the Amsterdam one last week! I’ve noticed that some of the pay-by-the-hour services also have a half-hour trial period tied to them, so I take advantage of that one free half hour on my phone and then use it on my laptop to get a full hour.
And hopefully your layovers from there aren’t *too* much longer 🙂
Here’s how to turn those restricted connections into unlimited ones:
Thanks for sharing with us!
And thank you for the thanks and comment.
Wow these are really handy tips! Thanks!
REALLY nice tips mate – theres bound to be a post somewhere on the web with a load of these passwords. Kudos to Hong Kong, Singapore and Kilimanjaro airports who all have FREE password-less wifi – great although admittedly unsecure… Safe travels, Jonny
I’ve searched and searched, foursquare seems the best alternative.
One of the best posts I have seen on the web! Thanks 😉
And thank you for the compliment.
At Frankfurt (FRA) Airport it is just required an email address so you can access free to internet. Whatever you type ([email protected]) it will let you use the net for half an hour, then type another nonsense and continue like this all day.
You can also use it to spam your people who annoy you if the airport sends any advertisements 😉
At Munchen , I even entered the true email but it didn’t worked. It was disaster. I wanted to contact my family who was looking for me, there. I told the information. Although she approved that their system has problem but she did nothing.
I have to admit – I never google wheather I will have wifi and I’ve been caught out so many times. I’m going to bookmark this (as there is no way I will remember the jpg hack or any of the other ideas) and will pull it up should I google an airport and not get wifi there.
Would rather power through emails when I’m bored at an airport then when I arrive, am tired, have things to do and am disinterested in computers because hey, I’m here!
Just in case you use Gmail and forget before your next flight, you can take your email offline with you:
Frankfurt Airport has now a 24 hors free wifi. To access just type in an email address.
?.jpg …only airports? what if you leave the page by clicking a link? thanks
That’s what the Greasemonkey script (linked in the post) is for.
Thanks for sharing. Worth of reading!
Thanks, I’ll keep updating as tips come in…
How can I get WIFI at Istanbul Ataturk Airport. I am not computer savy so please be more descriptive
It’s all about where you are in the airport. The food court is probably the easiest to connect to.
Any tips on free wi-fi at the following Airports:
OR Tambo South Africa
Amsterdam is free and so was Heathrow last time I was there. Not sure about the others but I’ll keep the list updated!
How do we unrestrict the WiFi in dubia? Please help 8 hour stay over.
Do you have any tips for how to get free wifi in Dubai airport?
I will be having a 4 hour layover in Istandbul airport. Any updated passwords for wifi to help me out?
Really appreciate it!
The above list is up to date.
Suvarnabhumi Airport – BKK – Bangkok Thai lounge
SSID: THAINETWORK_SILK (D)
Adding to the list above, thanks!
Can you guys help me with this?I need to connect to a wifi in lax international airport and Las Vegas airport.and I don’t have a Sim:(Is there a way?
Really good tips.
I am a cruise ship crewmember so I am jumping from airport to airport in different parts of the world.
Panama airport gives you only two hours free wifi, but if you enter with another email, you can get as many free hours as you need. The only problem is the Wi-Fi quality, not very good. You have a better connection if you go close to the embarking gates. Aruba airport has free and without password Wi-Fi with quite good quality. Bogota airport has free Wi-Fi but you have to be really patient, quality is not good at all, but if you seat in front of Juan Valdez Cafe you have a better one. Maracaibo airport, Venezuela, shows Wi-Fi signs, but I could never connect, in fact I do not recommend going there not even for a connection, the airport facilities are very poor.
Thank you very much, I’ll add your tips to the map now.
Hi, travelling via Ataturk Airport. Any recent updates on wifi passwords?
Would be greatly appreciated! There for a few hours
I updated the passwords last month, they should be still good. Let me know if they’re not or if you pick up any new passwords I can add. Thanks and have a good flight!
Hi, travelling via Ataturk Airport. Any recent updates on wifi passwords?
Would be greatly appreciated. There for 22 hours
The last update was from a few weeks ago, let me know if it works (or doesn’t and you have an update!) Thanks!
Wi-Fi should be free for everyone traveling around the world. Hope this happens in the near future.
SANTIAGO (CHILE) Aeropuerto Internacional Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez – NUEVO PUDAHUEL. FREE WIFI
Do you know the network name?
Is there any others from Mexico besides the Mexico City Airport? Like maybe Tijuana, Guadalajara, or the Zacatecas Airport.
The community of WiFox users is very active and the map is updated in real-time, for the latest updates:
Addis abeba airport, star gold lounge wifi called xcloud9 the password is LMGold24
Delta VIP Santiago Chile
Salón VIP Santiago Chile
To confirm, this is for Santiago airport (SCL)?
Gbessia International Airport of Conakry in Republic of Guinea (West Africa):
MounNa Free WiFi01 Open.
To confirm, is this the network name? MounNa Free WiFi01 Open
At the international airport Mariano Escobedo, in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México.
Network: AREAS WIFI
Thanks for the tip!
I need El Cairo, Luxor and Amman password. Do you have them? Thank you
As soon as I do they’ll be added above; for the fastest offline access, check out the WiFox app I created:
Unlimited Free wifi in Finland.
Airport in Helsinki “Helsinki Airport Free Wi-Fi”
Unlimited Free wifi in Hong Kong.
Airport in Chek Lap Kok “Wi-Fi.HK via HKAirport”
Can you please confirm the SSID of the free wifi in Hong Kong? It doesn’t agree with the information I have.
Buenos Aires (EZE)
SSID: Salon Vip Latam
Thanks, I’ve updated it now!
Windhoek International Airport (Namibia): Ssid: NAC_Guest_Yfi
Passwort: [email protected]
Thanks for the update!
any recent updates for the IST airport? Have they automated the process for linking traveling passenger with their ticket scan as shown in one of the Youtube videos?
Lots! All on the map above 🙂
I’m not aware of any ticket scanning process, many travelers using WiFox are reporting many good passwords are working without problems:
Just used Miami’s admiral’s lounge password Ireland2019 and it works ! Thank you
Happy to hear it, you’re welcome!
Anyone have a password for Vancouver YVR Airchina_YVR?
That was really so cool. Thanks for sharing this with us.