How to Access and Use an Optimum Hotspot

Optimum WiFi hotspots are a system of over two million free WiFi internet access points. They enable you to access high-speed internet on the go as conveniently as if you were online at home. 

Use Optimum WiFi if you want to save on cellular data charges for your mobile devices. It can actually reduce your data usage and cost by close to $20 monthly

It is easy and quick to set up a WiFi connection. Get detailed instructions on how to access and use an Optimum Hotspot below.

How to Access and Use an Optimum Hotspot

 

Who Can Use Optimum Hotspot?

You can use Optimum WiFi hotspots for free if you have Optimum Online. Learn how to connect to an Optimum WiFi hotspot depending on your subscription to the following internet service providers.

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Spectrum Internet Customers

For all Spectrum Residential customers with Internet service and all Business Class Internet customers, access to Optimum Hotspots is free. Make sure your mobile device’s WiFi feature is turned on to connect.

  1. Select the SpectrumWiFi or CableWiFi network name from available wireless networks.
  2. On selecting the network name, open your browser and the Spectrum sign-in portal will appear.
  3. Sign in using your Spectrum ID or My Account username and password.
  4. Accept the terms and conditions and connect.

Comcast XFINITY Internet Customers

In the New York Metropolitan area, XFINITY internet customers are entitled to free unlimited access to Optimum Hotspots. All you need are the following.

  1. A WiFi-enabled device with a Web browser.
  2. A current subscription to XFINITY Internet.
  3. An XFINITY Internet ID and password.
  4. The WiFi SSID, or network identifier, for XFINITY Internet customers is xfinitywifi.

Cox Internet Customers

Cox Internet customers in the New York Metropolitan area have free unlimited access to Optimum Hotspots. All you need are listed below.

  1. A WiFi-enabled device with a Web browser.
  2. A current subscription to Cox Internet.
  3. An Cox Internet ID and password.
  4. The WiFi SSID, or network identifier, for Cox Internet customers is CableWiFi.
How to Access and Use an Optimum Hotspot
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How to Connect

In order to access Optimum WiFi®, you will need your Optimum ID, password, and a WiFi-enabled device. If you already have an Optimum email address, your Optimum ID is simply every character before the @ sign. 

For example, your e-mail address is kjohnson@optimum.net or kjohnson@optonline.net. Your Optimum ID would be kjohnson. You would log into Optimum WiFi using the same password you use to sign in your Optimum Online Email. 

To login to Optimum WiFi, you just need to open your system’s web browser and go to any website. You will be redirected to the Optimum WiFi login page. Enter your Optimum ID and password, and you can now start.

If you prefer to register your device with automatic sign in, your device will connect to the internet automatically every time you are near to an Optimum WiFi location.

Create an Optimum ID

If you have Optimum Online, you would like to create an Optimum ID in order to use Optimum WiFi. Go to the Optimum ID Management Center to set up your Optimum ID.

Ready your account number, last name, and phone number because they are required. On your Cablevision bill, find your account number. 

Remember that in order to create your Optimum ID for the first time, you will need to access the Optimum ID Management center from the computer that is connected to your Optimum Online modem.

After creating your Optimum ID and password, you can now sign in to Optimum WiFi using your WiFi-enabled device.

How to Access and Use an Optimum Hotspot

 

Conclusion

In the New York Tri-State Area, Optimum Hotspots are available in shopping centers, restaurants, cafes, train platforms, parks, marinas, malls, sports fields – your everyday go-to places.

To locate an Optimum Hotspot close to you, click here. New Optimum WiFi locations are being added frequently, so keep checking regularly.

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