Smart & Connected Life Travel Tech How to Get Wireless Internet Access in a Hotel Connect to your hotel's Wi-Fi on any device By Melanie Pinola Writer Former Lifewire writer Melanie Pinola has 5+ years' experience writing about consumer-oriented technology and is an expert telecommuter. our editorial process Melanie Pinola Updated November 10, 2019 The Wireless Connection The Wireless Connection Introduction All About Wireless What Does Wireless Really Mean? 802.11 Standards Explained The Range Of A Wireless Network Dual-Band Wireless Networking Explained How Bluetooth Works With Wireless Measure It: Wi-Fi Signal Strength What Is A Wi-Fi Hotspot? The Best Wi-Fi Channels For Your Network Access Your Router As An Administrator 5 Tips for Securing A Wireless Network How Many Devices Can Connect To One Wireless Router? How To Connect At Home How to Name Your Wireless Network How to Change Your Wireless Router's Admin Password Change the Wi-Fi Channel Number to Avoid Interference Build a Wireless Home Network Use Wireless Speakers In Home Theater Connect Your Echo & Alexa To Wi-Fi Connect Google Home to Wi-Fi Wirelessly Connect An iPad To Your TV Use a Free Firewall Program How To Connect On The Go How to Find Free Wi-Fi Locations Get 4G or 3G on Your Laptop Connect To Wi-Fi in Your Car Get Wireless Internet Access in a Hotel Use Your Android As A Wi-Fi Hotspot Set Up Personal Hotspot On Your iPhone Connect Nintendo Switch To Bluetooth Headphones Connect To A Wireless Network With Windows Access Your Computer Remotely How to Troubleshoot Wireless Issues 7 Reasons Wi-Fi Connections Drop Disable Automatic Wireless Connections on Windows How to Hack-proof Your Wireless Router How to Fix OS X Bluetooth Wireless Problems What to Do When Google Home Won't Connect To Wi-Fi How to Hide Your Wireless Network Can't Connect To The Internet? Try This What to Do When There's No Internet Connection The Future of Wireless 5G Changes Everything How 4G And 5G Are Different Why 5G Really Is Faster All About 5G Cell Towers 5G Challenges: Why It Isn't Rolling Out Faster Is 5G The High-Speed Replacement for Cable? When 5G Is Coming to the US The 12 Best 5G Phones Coming in 2019 Tweet Share Email Free wireless internet access is the most important amenity for many travelers. Even if your hotel doesn't provide free Wi-Fi, it will most likely offer wireless access for a daily fee. Instructions in this article apply to all computers and mobile devices capable of connecting to a wireless network. Lifewire / Catherine Song How to Connect to a Hotel's Wi-Fi The name of the hotel's wireless network and any passwords needed to connect should be in the hotel's guidebook in your room, or you can call the front desk if you need help. Access your hotel's internet the same way you connect to any Wi-Fi network: Make sure your wireless adapter is on. If you don't have a built-in wireless device on your laptop, you can purchase a USB wireless adapter. Open your Wi-Fi settings and view the available wireless networks. Select your hotel's network, then select Connect. On some devices, you will automatically connect to Wi-Fi when you click on a network. If this step takes more than a minute, you may need to restart the connection process. Enter the required password if prompted. Open your web browser (if it doesn't automatically open). You may have to provide your credit card information (if the Wi-Fi isn't free), enter an authorization code, or accept the terms and conditions for using the service. Once you've submitted your authorization information, you should now have full access to the hotel's Wi-Fi network. You'll likely see a confirmation screen showing how much time you have to use the internet (if you're paying for the service). Keep an eye out for any time limitations so that you can schedule your work most productively and take full advantage of the Wi-Fi service. How to Share the Hotel Wi-Fi Signal With Other Devices If your hotel's wireless service isn't free, then you may only be able to access the internet from one device. A travel wireless router, such as the ZuniConnect Travel IV, can be used to extend the Wi-Fi signal to multiple devices. If you have a weak signal, try moving your laptop to another location in the room to see if it improves. How to Secure Your Information Over Hotel Wi-Fi Most hotel wireless networks aren't password-protected or encrypted with strong WPA2. Using public Wi-Fi can open up your computer to outside attacks, so be aware of the security risks of using an unsecured network. It's recommended that you set up a firewall and make sure that you have installed the latest updates for your operating system and antivirus. For extra security, consider subscribing to a VPN service.