Free Wi-Fi in the CBD

6 September 2011

The rumours are true - you can now access free Wi-Fi all along the Golden Mile. From the stadium to the Embassy Theatre, you can log on for free from your laptop or smartphone.

Citylink's Brian Phillips, the Mayor, and Kiwibank's Nicky Ashton test the Wi-Fi in Midland Park

Citylink's Brian Phillips, the Mayor, and Kiwibank's Nicky Ashton test the Wi-Fi in Midland Park

This new service, which kicked off last Thursday, is a partnership between Wellington City Council and CityLink.

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says she has seen people logging on along Lambton Quay, outside Cuba Street cafes, and along the waterfront.

"It's a great sight to see in this digital age and it fits perfectly with our Wellington 2040 vision as a smart, green city," says Mayor Wade-Brown.

"Considering how many thousands of people are visiting the Capital over the next few weeks, we're delighted they can now check in with news from home for free - and tell their friends and family about the great time they're having in Wellington."

Connecting to CBDfree for the First Time

1. Wi-Fi will need to be switched on and flight mode off.

2. Your device may automatically find all available Wi-Fi networks - if so, just select 'cbdfree'.

3. If your device doesn't give you a list of networks, then:

For android smartphones and tablets, Apple computers, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices go to: Settings > Wi-Fi

For Windows computers: Select the Network icon on your task bar

4. When you see a list of networks, select 'cbdfree'. Usually your device will remember this network, and next time you just connect automatically.

5. Your device will now present a connection screen, just select one of the sponsor's logos to get connected.

For more information go to:

CBDfree website