Leonard Café

Posted on May 18, 2007

Next stop in my first day of looking for Wi-Fi in Paris was the Leonard Café (57, Rue de Turbigo). Here the Wi-Fi service is free, but requires an access code from the bar. The service is operated by Hotcafé. You can also get online using WiFi Smart Pass. WiFi Smart Pass is now a Devicescape supported credential provider, although only Hotcafé locations. If you find another location that accepts WiFi Smart Pass, or a Hotcafé location that does not work, please let us know through our web form for new hotspots.

Gare du Nord

Posted on May 18, 2007

First stop in the northern European trip is Paris, France. Directly opposite the hotel is one of the premier train stations in Paris: the Gare du Nord. Inside the station you will find a number of Wi-Fi networks, although not all available everywhere. Look for Orange Wi-Fi, Naxos Wi-Fi, Neuf WiFi and in some places the Ozone Paris network. Orange and Naxos have a number of roaming partners from around the world; Neuf Wi-Fi has less but does also allow free access to train information in the station. Many of Devicescape’s users will find that their accounts already work these hotspots (and should be aware of their roaming fees if they choose to use them while traveling).

Wi-Fi In Northern Europe

Posted on May 17, 2007

Today I am at the Mercure Terminus Nord 3 hotel in Paris, France – just over the road from the famous Gare du Nord train station. It is the first day of a two week trip around northern Europe to verify support for the major European hotspot operators. The hotel has an Orange Wi-Fi hotspot in it, which is working well already. Stay tuned over the next two weeks for my daily reports, including some photos taken with my new Nokia N95 Wi-Fi enabled cellphone (which is running the soon to be released internal beta of Devicescape of course).