Hotspots (Wi-Fi Wireless) in Pakistan

Wi-Fi technology is still in very early stages of spreading its reach emerging markets. With only few hotspots throughout the country, relying on Wi-Fi and going wireless is not best of strategies to be adopted in Pakistani Land.

Those, who are familiar with Wi-Fi technology, would know what a ‘hotspot’ is. For those who do not, this is limited area (depending on the strength and density of signals) where the wireless internet is accessible through Wi-Fi.

Here is a list of a few sites in three cities, where Wi-Fi is offered for free or at nominal fee.

Karachi

Avari Towers,
Pearl Continental Hotel
Marriott Hotel
Sheraton Hotel and Towers
Hotel Mehran
Regent Plaza
Beach Luxury Hotel
Costa Coffee
Evolution
Espresso
Basement Café
Hot Spot
Mcdonald’s (Clifton)
Dunkin’ Donuts (Tipu Sultan Road)
Time Out (The Forum)
Park Towers (Food court)
Royal Rodale Club,
SZABIST
IBA
CBM
Bahria University
FAST-NU
Synergy
Uniplaza Jinnah Terminal
Karachi Broast

Lahore


LUMS
Pearl Continental Hotel
Allama Iqbal Airport
DigiMart
Windmills
Pizza Hut
FAST
Subway MM Alam Road
UCP (PCBA)

Islamabad

Serena Hotel
Marriott Hotel
Quaid-e-Azam Univ
Islamabad International Airport
Blue area GD Arcade, MAJU

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • zakintosh

    Karachi: The Second Floor (aka T2F) is a free hotspot and many students use it for studies. That's really nice to see.

    (www.t2f.biz)

  • Ehtesham

    Wi-fi service is also now in Superior university lahore in all campuses like university campus,women campus,main campus etc…

  • Fiaz

    Pakistan Railways has installed a WiFi network in it's office building i.e. Divisional Superintendent Office, Rawalpindi as a pilot project. It has potential to be used in all railway installations.

  • Shahzad

    It is not available on Islamabad for free. Kindly update your records.

    • ms_raja

      Hi dear how can I avail wifi service then I am standing any hotspot and also tell me can I use on black berry handsets
      Thank you

  • usman

    can anybody please tell me what is the range of WI-Fi inntalled or waht are the typical ranges of WI-FI hotspots?

  • khurram jamil

    Wi-Fi in UCP(PCBA-PICS) lahore is very good, help a lot of students in their studies.

  • Karachi Free Wifi

    Get free wifi in Karachi once you register at http://crome.us

  • wiifi max range is 500 meters in open area
    same range gets low when in coverd with buildings.

  • Khurram Naveed

    BBQ Tonite, Blue Area Isb,
    Hang Ten near One Potato Two Potato, F-7 Markaz Islamabad,
    Pizza Hut, F-7 Markaz
    CAVE Restaurant, Blue Area, Islamabad
    Masoom Sitting lounge / Coffee Shop, Basement of Shaheen Chemist, F-11 Markaz Isb,
    Bahria University, E-8 Islamabad
    Riphah Univeristy, I-14 Islamabad

    & last but not least u can come to my street we have multiple Wi-Fi's across the street & mine is open as well (Add: Hs # 31, St-34-A, Sector I-10/2, Isb) in case modem is down contact @ 03018560648

    thanks ! I hope this info is helpful !!

    BR / Khurram Naveed (QoS Engineer, Mobilink)

  • Mani

    Islamabad Airport 928 0337

    Ranaz 303 Street 57, F-11/4 Islamabad
    0300-855 5553

    Continental House 94, Nazimuddin Road, F-8/4, Islamabad 225 6670, 2256671

    …(see complete list in source below)

    You can find other spots and Karachi, Lahore spots in original source below:

    Source: Spider Magazine http://spider.tm/nov2009/wi-fi%20Hotspots.html

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  • shaheer

    where are the hotspots in Larkana????

  • Nizam Ismail

    Do any one know what is the procedure to establish a wireless network in Pakistan… (Legally)

    And If I decide to establish a hotspot, is there any legal implications….. (Paid or free Hotspot)

    Do I have to register is a ISP then or not?

  • mzeen

    it is also in institute of business and technology(BIZTEK)karachi. it is awesome and we are using it

  • Malik Ghafoor

    where are the hotspots
    in Uchsharif?

  • riz

    free wifi available in aga khan university hospital karachi ..

  • Trtrrerewrre Ewrwerweerwrewrer

    Does any one know whether there is WI-FI in Mirpur(AJK). I am thinking of taking my Ipad with me and want to know if WIFI is available .

  • Azam

    The is another wifi hotspot named crystal-wifi in Wapda Colony Nawa Killi Quetta.