When you visit a coffee shop, restaurant or gym nowadays, you have probably come to expect wi-fi access to help you preserve data and provide fast browsing speeds on your smartphone. Like those places, the city of Edmonton provides free public wi-fi within many of Edmonton’s public facilities through a service called Wireless Edmonton. The free connection is available in at least 22 public facilities, including the Valley Zoo, Kinsmen Sports Centre, City Hall, and Fort Edmonton Park. See a complete list of locations here.
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Wireless Edmonton is undoubtedly a great service and one that nearly 4,000 devices connect to on a weekly basis, but connecting to the Wireless Edmonton network takes one additional step that you don’t always have to take when connecting to a public network.
How To Connect To Wireless Edmonton
When you want to connect to Wireless Edmonton on your phone, tablet or laptop, navigate to the wireless network the way you normally would and select “Wireless Edmonton.” Although that process will get you connected to the network, you’ll have to go to a browser (Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) and accept the Conditions of Use before taking advantage of the free wi-fi. If the Conditions of Use page doesn’t appear, try to refresh the page or navigate to a new page and that should prompt Conditions page appear in your browser. Once you accept the terms, you’ll be able to quickly navigate apps and browse the web without using your own data!
Of course, Wireless Edmonton is a public network and is not secured by a password to provide maximum availability. That means you should use caution if you are planning to use any confidential banking or business information.
Also of note, the connection will timeout after 12 hours to ensure new users can access the network and its full complement of speed.