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Free wifi in the city center!

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Free wifi in the city center!

The Graslei and Korenlei with the charming river 'Leie' in between them are a perfect and scenic spot for some open air internet activity. This service is offered for free by the city of Ghent itself and is also available in the nearby Pakhuisstraat and the Sint-Michielshelling (bridge).

When there, search for the hotspot 'Gent free wifi' and make your free account.

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1. Re: Free wifi in the city center!

More free wifi in Ghent!

The Public Library (Stedelijke Openbare Bibliotheek, Graaf van Vlaanderenplein 40) now offers free wifi. When there, search for BIBGent and enter your name and the number of your membership card (which is free as well if you bring your passport with you).

So to put it simple:

On cold and rainy days: Go for free wifi in the Public Library

On sunny days: Go for free wifi at the Graslei and Korenlei

;-)

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2. Re: Free wifi in the city center!

Don't know why but I can never connect to wifi when I am in the graslei area with my android phone. Does show an available network but the connect is never made.

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3. Re: Free wifi in the city center!

Thanks for checking this! You're right, no connection possible at the Graslei and Korenlei. But I discovered a free and strong alternative at the same location:

wirelessgent-graslei

You want to know where the signal is coming from? From the top of the nearby Sint-Michielskerk. Some pictures of the installation AND a few fantastic sights of Ghent:

wirelessinfo.be/wirelessgent/…

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4. Re: Free wifi in the city center!

There is also a wirelessgent access point Portus Ganda marina. Installed by myself. nieuwbrugkaai.

wirelessinfo.be/wirelessgent/…index.htm

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5. Re: Free wifi in the city center!

This weekend once again tried to access wifi close to graslei and no connection possible.

Square in front of Cathedral tends to work better.

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6. Re: Free wifi in the city center!

Do you have "wireless-gent Graslei" tried? this is really free internet.

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7. Re: Free wifi in the city center!

I did and did not get it to connect

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8. Re: Free wifi in the city center!

The network is currently very busy by the Ghent Festivities. Try a regular basis it will be fine.

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9. Re: Free wifi in the city center!

Will keep trying

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10. Re: Free wifi in the city center!

There is an access point installed environment Koornmarkt "wireless-gent Koornmarkt"

You can see me on the ladder next to the clock

wirelessinfo.be/wirelessgent/…index.htm

If you can give us a nice location area Ghent

please contact me