Free WiFi Connect

Free software for searching for and connecting to WiFi networks

4.0

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  • Category Networks
  • License Free
  • Version 7.0.2
  • Size 6 MB
  • Works under Android
  • Language English
  • Content rating Everyone
  • Package name com.mentisco.freewificonnect
  • Author Mentisco
    K1/213 New Palam Vihar, Gurgaon, Haryana

The Free WiFi Connect app basically does exactly as it advertises, by allowing users of Android mobile devices to quickly and safely connect to an area's WiFi in a no-muss, no-fuss fashion.

A Closer Look at the Free WiFi Connect App

Almost everyone with a mobile device has been somewhere that their service doesn't cover. Oftentimes it happens when you go to someone's house, to the airport, to a cafe, etc, and what you find is that your Internet connection has dropped out, even though those commercials say you'll be covered anywhere. And what you end up having to do is find a WiFi service you can connect to in order to get back online. This is where the Android app Free WiFi Connect really comes in handy. It will search everywhere to find the best WiFi connection available, and it will connect you to it without needing a password or any other complicated nonsense. It's as simple as clicking on the connection it finds to get back online with a strong signal.

Not only does Free WiFi Connect find you all the available free networks in your area, but it also works as a network manager. So say you frequent a place often, or you're just going to go back to a place in the future. With the network manager, you can save the network you're using so you won't have to search for it next time. Your Android mobile device will automatically connect to it when you're in range, saving you some time and hassle in finding and connecting to the network.

Pros and Cons of Free WiFi Connect

Pros

  • Finds strong and free networks to use anywhere
  • Won't require passwords to use
  • Works in a matter of seconds to get you connected
  • Allows you to save networks for automatically connecting later

Cons

  • Not all strong networks will be available to use
  • Some areas simply do not have WiFi connections yet

- File transfer

Potentially dangerous permissions

  • ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access approximate location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION.
  • ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access precise location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION.
  • GET_ACCOUNTS: Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.
  • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to read from external storage.
  • READ_PHONE_STATE: Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.
  • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to external storage.

Other permissions

  • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to access information about networks.
  • ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • CHANGE_WIFI_MULTICAST_STATE: Allows applications to enter Wi-Fi Multicast mode.
  • CHANGE_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to change Wi-Fi connectivity state.
  • INTERNET: Allows applications to open network sockets.
  • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting. If you don't request this permission, you will not receive the broadcast at that time. Though holding this permission does not have any security implications, it can have a negative impact on the user experience by increasing the amount of time it takes the system to start and allowing applications to have themselves running without the user being aware of them. As such, you must explicitly declare your use of this facility to make that visible to the user.
  • VIBRATE: Allows access to the vibrator.
  • WAKE_LOCK: Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
  • WRITE_SETTINGS: Allows an application to read or write the system settings.
  • android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS
  • com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
  • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
  • com.mentisco.freewificonnect.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
  • com.mentisco.freewificonnect.permission.MAPS_RECEIVE
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