June 17, 2008

Free Wireless in San Leandro

When you want to get out of the house and relax with your laptop, food and ambience, here's a list of the places where wireless Internet access is available for free:

Cafe Americano
2150 Washington Ave
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 895-8044
SSiD/Network Name: 2WIRE385

Cafe Sorriso
1501 Washington Ave
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 351-3605
SSiD/Network Name: Cafe Sorriso

Hilton Garden Inn
510 Lewelling Boulevard
San Leandro, CA 94579
(510) 346-5533
SSiD/Network Name: HGI-OAKSL2 and OAKSL3

Mon Cafe
971 Manor Blvd
San Leandro, CA 94579
(510) 895-5282
SSiD/Network Name: moncafe

Planet Coffee
1423 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 351-5527
SSiD/Network Name: Planet-Coffee

Sabinos
1273 MacArthur Blvd
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 357-5282
SSiD/Network Name: Sabinos

San Leandro Marina Inn
68 San Leandro Marina
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 895-1311
SSiD/Network Name: Marina Inn Lobby

Washington Manor Library
1241 Manor Boulevard
San Leandro, CA 94579
SSiD/Network Name: San Leandro Library
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Zocalo Coffeehouse
645 Bancroft Ave
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 569-0102
SSiD/Network Name: Zocalo Coffeehouse

Free wireless is also advertised at Bayfair Center and Dennys, but San Leandro Bytes was unable to get a usable wireless connection at these locations.

If you don't have a laptop, free Internet access is available on six computers at Kmart at 250 Floresta Blvd:

Internet access at San Leandro's Kmart

San Leandro residents can get a library card and use computers at the library to access the Internet.

If you know of other places that offer free wireless Internet access, leave a comment.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at June 17, 2008 4:20 PM | TrackBack
Comments

The BayFair mall has signs up inside that say they have free wifi... i've not tried it, but maybe it works as advertised. there doesn't seem to be anything about this on their website. mall hours are in the link.


Posted by: Brian Murrell at May 6, 2009 10:03 AM

BayFair mall wifi works great. my current bandwidth speed is 1.93Mbs . I'm here now. You will discover it when you power up -- they have a local page you need to go to to get connected to the internet... Initially, you will have only a local connection... depending on your computer, it may or may not be obvious what you need to do -- but their internet service is provided by dragonfly.com --

first time you connect, then go to any web page, you will be intercepted and directed to the local dragonfly web page -- at which point you can create a free account or login to your existing acct... after which you will be connected to the internet (airports use this type of intercept).

Also, a benefit of the mall is it has the latest hours (particularly on weekdays) than any other free wifi:

Bayfair Center Address
15555 14th Street
San Leandro, California 94578

Bayfair Center Hours

Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Posted by: Brian Murrell at August 11, 2009 7:07 PM
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