Re: Travel - it's like that...
> Really? It was quite easy for me to find bars in Beijing and other cities that have free Wi-fi that do not require any details. The needed even less than the "free wi-fi" common in the West which require registration.
Same thing, been there the last three weeks most bars and little shops here/there just give you the password to connect to the wifi (if password required) or don't even bother with one in the first place, and off ye go online (minus various few online places which of course are banned/blocked).
> Still, quite a few of those details they are asking for will be required for our hotel reservation (and visa) in the first place, so the hotels I used needed you to register, but simple enough for any agency to link your hotel room number to reservation details and then visa. That's why I stayed clear of those.
The hotels I've been to of course also required that data, booking and whatnotall, and at least in the hotel in BeiJing it was required to speak with another person within the hotel to have the internet access enabled.
However in all three hotels I've been to they also had publicly accessible wireless, two had it only in the lobby, one had it throughout its building, and when using those they won't necessarily be able to identify the user in connection to which room that person has booked. The hotel in ShangHai required room number and passport ID to connect to the wireless, though we (and a few others too) have been handed generic un/pw to connect, and worked.