The Search For WiFi

To feed my Internet addiction, last saturday (after recovering from being clocked in the face from Friday’s night altercation at Libery, more bout that on a later date) I walked around Bangkok with my PSP in search of free WiFi access.

Unfortunately, the search didn’t last too long because after a couple hours zipping around on my cousin’s Yamaha I was perspiring like a sweaty brown pig (pun intended).

So my pathetic attempt for a search & seek mission concluded at Playground where I stank up the Starbucks there with my sweaty B.O. :)

So the places I found were…

Jerlot @ Ekkamai 4
J-Avenue Coffee’s House @ Thong Lo 13

… and my neighbor’s unsecured wireless network (btw their computer has gigs and gigs worth of multimedia file.) =)

So anyone out there with knowledge of Free WiFi hot spots in BKK? Can you please help a brother out?

I need it to feed my Madden 2005 online addiction.

13 Comments so far

  1. teaz0r (unregistered) on April 11th, 2005 @ 5:29 pm

    somebody compiled a list of free wifi spots here:

  2. Bonifide (unregistered) on April 11th, 2005 @ 5:32 pm

    i love you! i owe you dinner, or ice cream, or something :)

  3. Denny (unregistered) on April 11th, 2005 @ 8:01 pm

    Boy, you just put up posts that scream LOOK AT ME dontcha!

    “walked around Bangkok with my PSP” – why? In case you bumped into other wannabe-hiso playboys who were “walked around Bangkok with there PSP”?

    An how, zactly, is finding free wifi gonna help you with a game that isnt even available on PSP? Or do you use it as a little wifidetector then scurry off home, pick up the shiny shiny lappy and then scurry back to play madden?

    Honestly tho, if you can afford a PSP, if you date famous models, if family “associate” with PM Toxic then really really really cant u afford a connection at home or… gasp…… pay for wifi at starbucks or summit? I mean, seems weird dunnit that an “internet addict” has to go scurrying round a city for free access. But hey boy that wouldnt have been half a good as post eh now would it?!

  4. him (unregistered) on April 11th, 2005 @ 8:31 pm

    A two week Sharkbite card will cost you less than a coffee at a place where you’ve found “free” wifi – isn’t that a better deal?

  5. Ben Harris (unregistered) on April 12th, 2005 @ 10:44 am

    I wish I had that problem. Walking around Bangkok trying to find a wireless hotspot WITH MY PSP would be a dream come true :)

  6. him (unregistered) on April 12th, 2005 @ 11:08 am

    I have to say that if I had a PSP (although I ,too, would fancy posing with it around town, except for my mortal fear of looking like a posing twat) then I’d be somewhere quiet playing Wipeout Pure or Lumines. Maybe Metal Gear Acid. Not prancing around town looking for wifi. I mean – thats what they sell wifi detectors, for isnt it.

    Besides, one glance at any of the gazillion PSP hack sites that have sprung up will show you that although you can hack the PSP to access the web, it just ain’t worth it.

  7. Bonfide (unregistered) on April 12th, 2005 @ 8:02 pm

    hey i’m cheap what can i say :)

  8. Bonifide (unregistered) on April 12th, 2005 @ 8:18 pm

    hey i’m cheap when it comes 2 reoccuring montly costs.

    and i prefer not to stay at home, because of my family’s associations.

    while its not worth it to hack into the PSP, i never got to where i am by avoiding difficult challenges. there’s also ways to play games on the PSP that have not been ported over yet, if u wanna know feel free to email me… what’s wrong with using the PSP as a multi purpose device?

    and on another note, i have my shiny shiny lappy with me too. :)

  9. him (unregistered) on April 12th, 2005 @ 8:44 pm

    why would anyone want to mail you? put the details here, or at least a link to the site you got it from.

    Anyway, as you aint running a XB, PS2, DS version of Madden on a PSP, I can only guess at using the PSP as a tunnel to the wifi for a non-wifi laptop, via a usb network connection. But that just seems utterly long winded and pointless.

  10. dsandber (unregistered) on May 13th, 2005 @ 9:50 pm

    There are a bunch of coffee shops in J-Avenue on Thonglor. Which one are you referring to Bonifide?

    Any suggestions for the best place to get some work done on a laptop in Bangkok? Wifi/Wires, Pay/Free, doesn’t matter as long as it has good food, drinks, and bathroom.

  11. bern (unregistered) on September 16th, 2005 @ 8:39 pm

    i am trying to find a wi fi spot as well around bangkok. and i do have wi fi at the hotel where i live but it is a pain to be indoors in your own room with the 4 walls all the time. you get to be much more at ease and relax when you do a bit of work outside and see people here and there with a nice cup of coffee preferrably. in fact sometimes you cannot work anymore indoors you need to get out but if you could bring your laptop and continue working then very good. life for an expat like me in bangkok is like that for now. starbucks everywhere in makati, seattles best and Bos coffee and just about any other hotel in Manila are not so bad when it comes to wi fi hotspot and Bangkok i love than my manila city so I am sure there are wifi hotspots. let me try go find one first and if you know of one, please tell ..thanks.

  12. Ben Harris (unregistered) on September 20th, 2005 @ 12:20 pm

    The only place I kno that has wifi is Emporium, but I don’t know the conditions for accessing the net from there sorry.

  13. him (unregistered) on September 26th, 2005 @ 6:29 am

    This is a list of free wifi in BKK. It doesnt include the bazillion (estimate) KSChotspots:

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