Free public access CambWifi has currently been provided to around 200 public buildings and open spaces across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The network is being extended to market towns and village halls in rural areas to improve digital connectivity.

CambWifi is provided by Cambridgeshire County Council through the Connecting Cambridgeshire programme, with support from District Councils and additional funding from Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority to help keep business and communities connected.

This secure network is free and simple to join, allowing people to work flexibly, access public services, shop and pay bills online, and keep in touch with family and friends.

How do I login?

It’s simple and safe to register for CambWifi in 5 easy steps:

  1. Find CambWifi_Public in your Wifi settings and connect.
  2. Enter your name and email, accept the terms and ‘Register’.
  3. A new web page will open. Click the ‘Login’ button
    The page will refresh and send you to a CambWifi webpage (please note: if you are logging in through a mobile phone or tablet and click ‘Done’ to close the screen, you are not fully logged in – still go to step 4).
  4. Check your email within 10 minutes and verify your email by clicking ‘click here’.
    You may need to check your Junk mail
  5. A new login page will open up. Click ‘Connect’.
    You will now be automatically connected whenever you are in a CambWifi location.

You can connect up to 10 devices on the same email sign-up. Please note you may need to re-verify your email after approximately six months’ time for security purposes.

Where can I find free public access WiFi?

How to use the map:

Use our coverage map to see where free CambWifi is available. You can search for an address or postcode in the search box at the top or move around the map with your mouse (or fingers). The tick boxes allow you to search for where public Wifi is available in buildings or open spaces. You can then zoom in and click on the locations for more details.

Key:

  • Purple public WiFi icon – free CambWifi available in public buildings
  • Pink Spaces – streets and open spaces covered by free CambWifi (in Cambridge city the pink spaces are covered via The Cloud).

Places with free CambWifi include libraries, council offices, children’s centres, sheltered housing, leisure facilities, community centres, Park and Ride sites, open spaces, city and market town centres, and village halls.

Use the side arrow to collapse the search box, so you can see more of the map, or click the expansion button (bottom right) to view the map in full-screen mode.


Who is responsible for the free Wifi

Free CambWifi was originally set up by Cambridgeshire County Council and extended with funding from the Government’s SuperConnected Cities project to improve superfast broadband connectivity and expand digital connectivity in Cambridge and surrounding economic areas of South Cambridgeshire.

The University of Cambridge has also invested in the network, providing access via The Cloud in open spaces, and extending its existing education Wifi networks to all Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin students, staff and visiting academics.

The Connecting Cambridgeshire programme is now working with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, local councils and partners to increase free public access Wifi provision in public buildings, open spaces and retail centres in cities and market towns, whilst increasing availability in active village halls and community buildings in rural areas.


Questions

If you have problems connecting to CambWifi or other queries about public access Wifi please visit our FAQ page.