Connecting to free Wi-Fi can be extremely frustrating. But WeFi, a three-year old start up, says it has solved the problem.
Ten million Wi-Fi access points have been recognized and classified so far onto a map says the Fairfax, Virginia-based company.
About one million users are currently using the company’s service, it claims.
Most Wi-Fi enabled devices show users a set of available connections and allow them to choose. But the process can be a bit of a hit-or-miss as users have to try on different connections to see what works best.
WeFi claims its software will automatically connect users to the best available free wireless connection. After the first user discovers and successfully connects to a previously unknown hotspot, the software maps the spot and uses the connectivity data to make it easier for future users to log on.
The network is user-generated, which means as more users join in more access points are discovered and added to the community.
To get started users have to download the free software from WeFi, which is available in PC, Symbian and Windows Mobile versions.
The WeFi directory is the largest virtual global Wi-Fi network claims the company.
Members can also map and rank open hotspots in any location. They can locate each other on the WeFi global map, send messages and share content.
Anyone tried this? What did you think?