Public WLAN Public WLAN is the City of Vienna's location-based information system. Access Points (i.e. transmitting stations) are set up in special locations to create a wireless local area network (WLAN), which enables everyone to access selected information on the local area without personal registration. If you register free of charge, you can also use WLAN for general internet access - with certain restrictions on time, connection speed and content accessed.

Local area information

Internet-enabled devices like smartphones, tablets or notebook computers can be connected to Public WLAN. As soon as the connection has been established, the landing page of the information system is automatically displayed. It provides up-to-date information on your current location, such as the local weather, water temperatures, the nearest drinking fountains, toilets, first-aid stations or local events.

Free internet access

The only thing you need to do to get general WiFi Internet access (i.e. not just access to local area information) is accepting the terms of use. Bandwidths and data volumes are also limited in order to ensure the same high quality is available to as many users as possible. To prevent abuse, the system uses blacklists and firewalls that block immoral or illegal content.



Every transmitting station (Access Point) has a range of about 100 metre, though walls, trees or similar obstacles in the area prevent the transmission of radio waves (microwaves). The transmission rate is between 1 and 54 Mbit per second. The Access Points are integrated in existing infrastructure, thus blending harmoniously into the public space.

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