How to Get Free Wifi Anywhere in Korea


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You’re traveling to Korea and looking for some free wifi hotspots you can leech off of. Starbucks, McDonalds, and even taxis offer free wifi, but for some reason, the passwords aren’t made so clear. Fear not. Here’s how you can unlock free wifi anywhere you go in Korea!

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Korea has a number of popular routers that come with factory set passwords. Although people do change it, a surprising number of people leave the factory password as is. Many businesses and major corporations in Korea also regularly offer wifi, but don’t readily reveal their passwords. If you want to get free wifi in Korea, find the wifi name below and try out the password. It’s not guaranteed to work, but chances are high that you’ll be scoring some free wifi anywhere you go in Korea!

 

Wifi SpotPassword
KT SSID , KT_WLAN1234567890 | 123456789a | 1234567890c
HellowD (헬로우 디), Hellowireless, SO070VOIP534f4b4354
Tbroadnet123456789
Egg 택시 (taxi)SHOW3382
KWI-B2200T, KWI-2200SHOW3382 | password
myLGnet, myLG070123456789a | 987654321a | 1234567890 | myLGNetfe07
SKa123456789
Tbroadneta123456789
세븐일레븐 (7-Eleven)2127393302
맥도날드 (McDonalds)16005252 (McDonald’s delivery phone number)
스타벅스 (Starbucks)Phone number of the starbucks you’re at (see receipt)
tobis1234
iptime, anygate, zio, linksysno default passwords :(

If these passwords don’t work, remember to check out these 10,000 places to get free wifi in Seoul!

About Keith

Keith Kim is a Korean-American living in Seoul, Korea. He likes espresso shots, photography art and he loves his Playstation 3. He started seoulistic.com as a hobby site, and is now in the process of turning it into a full-time business. Wish him luck! Check out his blog for an uncensored view on entrepreneurship, dating and life in Korea.Personal Blog: gyopokeith.com Facebook: facebook.com/gyopokeithkim Twitter: @gyopokeith Youtube: "Gyopokeithe-mail me anytime at: gyopokeith [at] gmail.com

52 comments

  1. darkpbj

    The next site that needs it’s own app is Seoulistic!

  2. Thanks!

  3. ohthatlove

    I went to a few Starbucks outlets in S.K recently but the WIFI wasn’t locked :)

  4. maria

    awesome !! thanks!!

  5. Kay

    Help! Just got here and can’t figure out how to do this free wi-fi thing.. thank you..K

  6. mark

    password works . my korean neighbor has this mylgnet router now im using the net for free ^_^

  7. 0xff

    There also used to be LG U+ networks in Seoul metro, but the usable ones disappear recently… Anyways, for SSID “U+ Zone” (exactly this one! not “U+zone” for example) the password is “lguplus100″ (first letter is small L)… Some times this password also works for other U+ networks, like “U+village”, but rare though

  8. Currently travelling in Korea and will test out the default passwords if I see them.

    Depending where I am I can sometimes find a free wifi but quality and speeds differ.

    iptime = no password needed and great speeds!

  9. Sadea

    OMG I wish I had this last year.
    definitely gonna make good use of it this year (:

  10. Aristo

    What about the Olleh wifi password?which is everywhere in korea, on the bus ,on train…

  11. Nico

    Man !
    I needed this like one month ago when i was there…(sad).

    Ah maybe i should come again :)

  12. seoulistic

    There are lots of ways to get free wifi in Seoul, but I decided to pay for olleh wifi, it’s fast and you can find it everywhere.
    just go to the convenience store nearby and ask for OLLEH WIFI and they will print the pin number on the receipt.
    its really inexpensive (1100won/hr, 3300won/day which is only about $1/hour, $3/day) and you can use it everywhere in seoul, have fun in seoul !

    • jason

      if i buy OLLEH WIFI $1 card, can i use my 1 hour over a period of time? like for 15 mins at 4 different places?

    • cindy

      7 eleven?

  13. pratik

    any username/password for T Wifi zone ??

  14. johndoe

    T Wifi zone is a paid service but offered free to subscribers of SKT.
    SKT keeps a list of subscribers’ device MAC address so only these valid MAC addresses have access to the internet. Other MAC addresses are redirected to a website where you have to pay.
    You can either pay or you can clone the device MAC address of someone you know that uses SKT like I do (not exactly “legal” but they don’t know that lol).

    • Muhammad Usman

      How do you clone it? I am an SKT subscriber myself. I had a t wifi zone access .. But after I upgraded my iPhone. I am unable to use T wifi Zone and T Wife zone secure .. I wanna use it again freely .. can you help?

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  16. Amy

    Thank you!!!!! You rock!

  17. pete garcia

    I try it whilein korea keepme updated on free wifi in korea guys…

  18. Naaman

    Anyone know pw U+Net5f53 / wpa2 ???

  19. Korean

    I know.. In my country There’s a lot of wifi access points. But I want to say this sentence. Nowhere is free. In korea, the service of Internet speed is very important to korean like you guys. So. As Other country, using above information but not expecting They will serve free wifi. I just write this cause i’ve thought my travling througj EU

  20. jw

    when i was there iptime was always free!

    • alisonhar

      iptime is not accessible in some area

  21. Ahuva

    Thank you so much. That list was very helpful when I visited Korea last month. :)

  22. linda

    sorry if this is a silly question but suppose im in seoul and want to connect my phone from the U.S. to wifi, is that possible or are those networks different too?
    thanks

    • Wifi will work anywhere in the world. Has nothing to do with country :)

  23. Lea

    Seriously dude, your blog is the most helpful one out there.
    Yay Keith! So glad you exist. (^_^)

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    là một tài khoản vui chơi giải trí. Nhìn tiên tiến để hơn thêm dễ chịu từ bạn!
    Tuy nhiên, làm thế nào có thể có thể chúng ta giao tiếp?

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  26. peiyu

    Hi, can you advise how to use wifi egg? Can we use our mobile phone to access its free wifi? No passsword needed?
    Thks.

  27. Rogelio

    I was able to use U+Village at DongDaegu Station, thanks a bunch bro!

  28. Was out and about today and remembered I bookmarked this post. Came in handy! :)

  29. Cloris

    HI Keith,

    i will be travelling to seoul for the 1st time…Excited!!! ._.

    But im on a budget travel and wanted to visit as much on place of interest as possible … but it will cost alot..

    Do you have any website OR apps for Discount coupons or FREE pass to recommend??

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards
    Cloris

  30. According to my friend, Olleh WiFi connection can be had for free using installed apps like Facebook and Twitter. You can’t browse on Chrome/Firefox, but you can access the net via apps, as long as you’re connected to Olleh. She told me this trick after my Seoul trip, so I wasn’t able to really experience it, sad to say.

  31. This might be one of the best posts ever. Sharing this and wishing I had this list when I lived in Korea!

  32. 안녕하십니까 김씨~ 저는 지금 부산에서 사는 외국학생는데 여러가지 삶 고생이 없이 살고싶습니다. Whhata hell. My korean worst then My own language. Sorry, but I tried. Long time agow I was saw nice Post of your blog about Discount cards in Korea of Shopes and so on. While I was here for alwmoust 10 month I discoveredt just one thing,… that 외국인s cant use i half of some point or discount system (from the words of some friends thought)..I wish to have some cards, but have just useless Lotte Member, Edute and the Face it shopes card discoint wich not realy worked out coz they are collecteble – I must to collect points and so on. Well I got that. but Where and how can I more usefully do that, or better ask Koreans to make some cards for me – coz Homepluss system didnt realy goise well with main!(((((( So please if it pasible make discount post again. Coz many time is passet and a lot of things have been maded like with T money (for me Bcash – still not know how to use thouse discounts) and so on.Thank you a lot!
    Milena