In both terminals you will fixed computer terminals where you can access the
internet for a fee. To make a payment you can either go straight to the
providers payment page online and pay via credit card , use a voucher or paid in
cash accepted by the machine itself (Euros and British Sterling).
The other method and one much preferred by the many business travellers is to
access a WiFi signal via your own laptop or similar device. WiFi zones are also
known as hotspots.
You will find these wherever you see this sign:
Internet access is provided by several ISP's and networks, namely T-Mobile, BT Openzone,
Ipass, Boingo (require a program download in advance), The Cloud Networks
(will get you on the Nintendo gaming network) and Surf and Sip. The area covered
by these hotspots is pretty wide and takes in not just the terminals (arrivals
and departures) but the airport piers and satellites too.
Making connection to the internet through a provider will require you to have a
password and username. You can save time by setting this up before you travel by
going to the appropriate suppliers website or at the time following the onscreen
instructions that will appear once you click on a network signal to join it.
Dixons stores at the airport are also able to provide information and help with
Conveniently the airport terminals can also provide power for your laptop. To
power up just look for the T-Mobile laptop stations or BT Openzone powered
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The Cloud Networks
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Its possible to get online wirelessly
for free at Gatwick Airport. This is a service provided by some coffee bars such
as Starbucks (Landside South Terminal).
Also if you book an airport lounge for some added peace and quiet you will find
offer free WiFi.