If you have ever been delayed at an airport or had a long wait before catching a connecting flight, even the most entertaining airports can be pretty boring places.
Not everyone wants to hit up the bar to drink overpriced beer and there are only so many times you can walk around the duty free.
In such times, it is only natural to reach for your smartphone or laptop for a bit of entertainment.
However, even in 2016, not all airports offer free Wi-Fi and if you want to connect, it can often be every bit as expensive as the overpriced beer and fast food.
Enter Anil Polat, a computer engineer who spent the last 6 years travelling around the world, who has created a Google Map which features the location within the airport and the password to the internet connection so you can log on for free.
While some airports are not accounted for, an impressive number are, including Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi and Surat Thani airport in the south, where somewhat predictably for Thailand the password is “12345678”.
The map, which can be shared on Google Maps, is constantly being updated by a group of travellers as they move through the airports of the world.
Due to the popularity of the map, Polat has used all the information stored to create WiFox, a mobile app version of the Google Map above.
Travellers can not only use WiFox to find out the login details of a free Wi-Fi networks but they can also update and rate a particular Wi-Fi connection.
The info stored in the app, which can be downloaded on iOS and Android, is then available in an offline mode so that users can check it before they find an internet connection.
TIP: There are some dangers with using public Wi-Fi. It is probably not a good idea to use unsecured wireless networks at airports or other public places to share confidential information or to do online banking.
Also make sure your antivirus software is up to date. You may also consider using a VPN to boost security when using public Wi-Fi.