Porirua Wi-Fi Services
The Porirua Gigabit Wi-Fi Service
A fast gigabit Wi-Fi service is available in the outdoor area of the Porirua CBD. The area is bordered in the north by Tutu Place (near Mega Centre North), Porirua Stream in the east (Lyttelton Avenue and Bullock Lane) and Titahi Bay Road to the south and west.
Any wirelessly capable device (e.g. smartphones, tablets, notebooks) can connect to the service, but to get the speediest throughput it will need to support the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. There are no time limits or data caps, however, users will have to agree to terms and conditions of use.
This service is available 8 am-5 pm Monday to Friday.
To connect, look for Porirua Gigabit Wi-Fi in the Wi-Fi browser of your device. When you logon, you will be asked to accept the terms and conditions of use of the service.
Download and print our one page Gigabit Wi-Fi Coverage Map (pdf)
Also available in this area is a network of ultrafast fibre broadband. Those wishing to connect to this service are advised to contact Smartlinx 3 (www.smartlinx3.co.nz) or make inquiries with their current Internet Service Provider.
In some selected locations, particularly indoor public areas where the Porirua Gigabit Wi-Fi Service may not be available, Porirua City Council provides a free public Wi-Fi service called Welly Wi-Fi. The service allows 100 MB of data per device per day. Users can connect as many times as they like, with as many devices as they like.
There is no time limit (first come, first served) as the total number of simultaneous users is restricted to ensure optimal service.
When you logon, you will be asked to accept the terms and conditions of use of the service.