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hotspot
Last modified: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 

A specific geographic location in which an access point provides public wireless broadband network services to mobile visitors through a WLAN. Hotspots are often located in heavily populated places such as airports, train stations, libraries, marinas, conventions centers and hotels. Hotspots typically have a short range of access.

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A list of WLAN hotspots around the world.

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