I have a wireless broadband connection with an excellent provider called Beagle. But sometimes I max out on my data allocation. That's happened this month, unfortunately. And like many people these days I feel very weird if I can't be online for at least couple of hours each day.

So today I decided to try the free wifi available at Perth's City Library. (Using it now.) It's actually really good. After logging on you get four hours of connection. It seems to be a very fast and reliable connection, unlike some others I have tried.

There is a notification that comes up about it being an unsecured connection. But I suppose that's par for the course with this method. If you don't have really full on firewall and antivirus on your device then it's probably best to change your passwords etc after using it.

Not surprisingly, the City Library free wifi is very popular with backpackers. So you might have to wait a little while to get a seat. Libraries generally are a bit of a magnet for weirdos, inconsiderate types and the socially inept. So you will have to put up with a bit of ambient noise, too. But it's not that bad.

Apparently the State Library across the railway line has free wifi also. Haven't tried that yet but may do so another time.