List of wifi hotspots in Karachi

My good friend Zain has started a really nice forum related to Technology in Pakistan, and one of the posts is a start at gathering the locations of all the wifi hotspots in Karachi. Give the forum a read and also try to update the list. It will be a very important resource for road warriors.

14 Comments so far

  1. Zainuddin Zafar (unregistered) on April 25th, 2006 @ 11:33 pm

    thanks for the headsup khurram! i encourage all tech lovers and general readers to join and contribute to the community! Welcome all to check it out!

  2. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on April 26th, 2006 @ 10:29 am

    Well there would be many.Cybernet has Wifi installed for local use.I am sure many other offices would have similar facilities,specially ISPs

  3. Kashif Aziz (unregistered) on April 26th, 2006 @ 1:39 pm

    Nice. Lots of pirated ebooks :)

  4. xia (unregistered) on April 26th, 2006 @ 5:00 pm

    good work zain.

  5. Coward Anonymous (unregistered) on April 26th, 2006 @ 7:54 pm

    There is an upcoming blog on this topic at

    As far as my limited exploration is concerned, there is a very good wifi hotspot just around Pizza Hut clifton but it belongs to some unsuspecting kid probably residing in the Hashoo apartment opp Pizza Hut clifton. The connection is good (its Worldcalls Cable connection) and most often you can get connected immediately and works perfectly.

    Anyone interested in war driving? I drove from Clifton to Gulshan and found 76 active APs on my way back home. Most of them were locked but a few of them were open for anyone to make use of them. :)

  6. Adnan (unregistered) on April 27th, 2006 @ 9:55 am

    so you had your laptop all the time while driving?The kid wouldn’t be educated enough else he could catch easily who is intruding his network:>

  7. Kashif Aziz (unregistered) on April 27th, 2006 @ 11:07 am

    Great :) Go War Driving

  8. Coward Anonymous (unregistered) on April 27th, 2006 @ 11:10 am

    War Driving has its own kit that makes it safe to search for wifi hotspots while you drive. Special tools under Linux as well as Windows are available that let you scan the area for wifi signals and prepare an extensive database complete with GPS data to let you later ‘map’ the driven path for wifi coverage.

  9. Adnan (unregistered) on April 27th, 2006 @ 12:15 pm

    Awesome thing,what is the cost and did you get in Karachi?

  10. Khurram Farooq (unregistered) on April 27th, 2006 @ 1:44 pm

    @Adnan: You don’t need to lug around your laptop to do wardriving. Since the last 2-3 years, PDAs’ and cellphones are available which have wifi. You can easily turn on a wifi sniffer (like WiFiFoFum) and keep driving and it will sniff out all APs’.

    You’d be surprised at the number of wifi networks in Karachi, and amazed at how many of them are completely unsecured!

  11. Adnan (unregistered) on April 28th, 2006 @ 9:41 am

    thanks for sharing khurram.The networks are unsecure due to lack of proper awareness:)

  12. Mustafa (unregistered) on May 3rd, 2006 @ 11:47 am

    I myself is working in a technology related company especially dealing with wi-fi hhot-spots.
    Can one of you guys send me his or her contacts because i want to share info about it…

  13. Poo Poo Head (unregistered) on May 4th, 2006 @ 9:28 am

    Since when life has become so busy in karachi that you need wifi spots ?? Are they really needed ?? What for ?? Just cant understand. Sounds that Khi has changed so much. On the side note Google is going to provide whole Bay Area free wifi soon if every thing goes fine atleast Mountain View (their’s head quarter) would have by winter .. Holy crap , it would just increase house rents and prices here …

  14. (unregistered) on May 5th, 2006 @ 2:17 am

    I have used for many years to find free wifi hotspots in my local area.

    They are highly recomminded…


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