See where you can connect to the cbdfree wifi network.
Check out our simple two-step instructions to see how.
Find out more about cbdfree, Wellington's free wifi service.
You will need a Wi-Fi capable device. Most smart phones, tablets and laptops will be able to connect to cbdfree. Wi-Fi will need to be on and flight mode off.
Your device may automagically find all available Wi-Fi networks - if so, just select 'cbdfree' and you will be able to connect.
If your device doesn't give you a list of networks, go to:
Apple Computers, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devicesGo to Settings > Wi-Fi
Android Smartphones and TabletsGo to Settings > Wi-Fi
Windows ComputersSelect the Network icon on your task bar. Depending on which version of Windows you are running, it may look like: If this icon is not visible, you can find it in your 'Start' menu by looking under 'Control Panel' and then selecting 'Network & Sharing Centre' (Windows 7 / Vista) or 'Network Connections' (Windows XP).
Select 'cbdfree' from the list of available networks. Usually your device will remember this network, and next time you just connect automatically.
Current coverage area for the cbdfree network.
cbdfree is a public access Wi-Fi network that allows wi-fi-enabled devices to freely connect with the internet from anywhere outdoors within the designated area. These devices include smartphones, laptop computers, iPads and other electronic tablets, game consoles.
The network is absolutely free to use and we don't ask for any of your personal details. Once you've connected you have uninterrupted access to the Internet for 30 minutes. After that you can connect again immediately.
Of course, it does cost money to run a network like cbdfree - that's where the sponsors come in. Our sponsors have very kindly offered to pay so that you get free access.
We think this is jolly nice of them so each time you connect to cbdfree, we ask you to acknowledge them by clicking on their logo before you connect.
Most smart phones, tablets and laptops now have built in Wi-Fi. Devices that have no Wi-Fi or very old versions of Wi-Fi won't work. The cbdfree network supports 802.11g and 802.11n devices only. It does not support 802.11a or 802.11b or earlier.
Our map provides information on general availability. Keep in mind that Wi-Fi is short range and can be affected by interference from buildings and other structures. It is quite possible that you will be able to connect at one location, then walk round a corner and not be able to connect again.
Although you can only connect to cbdfree for 30 minutes at a time, you can connect again straight away. If you need a service that you can stay connected to for longer periods of time, you may want to consider cafenet.
You should never conduct unsecured transactions that include any account or password information over public hotspots using the Web, email or other protocols such as FTP. If possible, try to use SSL for email (POP and SMTP), or read your email with a Web browser using an SSL connection.
If you need help, just call our helpdesk on 04 909 7625. This is a local call, so you will be billed at your normal rates. You can also find us on Twitter (@cbdfree) and Facebook (www.facebook.co.nz/cbdfree).
If you would like to discuss sponsoring the service, contact CityLink on 0800 424 895 or firstname.lastname@example.org.