Getting online at a wi-fi hotspot has never been simpler. BT has more than five million hotspots in the UK, and if you’re a BT Broadband customer, you can use all of them for free.

Here's how to connect to a BT Wi-fi hotspot using a laptop.

The landing page

Search for and select a BT Wi-fi network in your laptops wi-fi settings. BT Wi-fi networks include: BTOpenzone, BTWifi-with-FON and BTWi-Fi.

Once selected open your internet browser and you should see the landing page (below). If this doesn't appear automatically type www.btwifi.com into the address bar on your browser.

BT Broadband customers can also use this method as an alternative way of getting online when using a tablet or smartphone if they don’t have the app.

BT Wi-fi screenshot

Logging on as a BT customer

If you are BT Broadband customer click the ‘BT Broadband’ button at the top of the page.

You’ll  then need to enter your BTID to login. If you haven’t set up your BTID yet go here to set one up: www.bt.com/btid, or if you’ve forgotten your username or password visit: www.bt.com/password. If you have only just signed up for BT Broadband, you can start using BT Wi-fi as soon as you receive your order confirmation - no need to wait until your Broadband has been installed.

What to do when you are logged in

Once you’re successfully logged in you’ll see the message ‘You are now logged on to BT Wi-fi’. There's no need to do anything else, you can now use the wi-fi to do whatever you want.

If you are on a mobile device, don't forget to download the app to get online quickly and easily.

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