Starbucks – Kapahulu
After trashing Starbuck’s AT&T wifi abysmallys slow speeds, I was delighted to discover that Starbucks Kapahulu switched over to Google for wifi. Speed is nice! Shweeet!
Capital One 360 – Hawaii Café
The wifi speeds are great! One downside: VPNs are blocked. All protocols. This is a bank so they’ve got their wifi LOCKED DOWN. Since VPNs are blocked, you have less security using their wifi. And non-normal ports are blocked so there is no cPanel/WHM access possible.
Starbucks – Manoa
Our Kakaako Wifi
So this isn’t a cafe but their wifi is crazy fast! Today I’m at their one day only promotional event just to check out their wifi speed. I AM IMPRESSED! As a security plus, VPN works. There is a Starbucks around the corner but the Our Kakaako Wifi doesn’t reach there as of this writing (March 14, 2014).
Update 5/1/2014 – Our Kakaako wifi speed is unusable just inside Starbucks on Ala Moana Blvd. My Macbook Air was just behind the plate glass window but the connection speed was poor. A Kamehameha Schools employee did tell me that their wifi was designed for outdoor use only.
Starbucks – Waikiki Trade Center
Website Connect to Google Starbucks wifi hotspot. No bathroom inside store. Tall coffee for the price of a grande at other Starbuck stores outside of Waikiki.
(formerly Prince Kuhio Hotel)
I was pleasantly surprised that the Hilton offers free wifi. Look for hotspot hhonors. VPN connects readily here. The speed is not fast but usable, unlike Starbucks AT&T wifi.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – Monsarrat/Diamond Head
Starbucks – 680 Ala Moana Blvd
True to form, this Starbuck’s AT&T wifi is abysmally slow.
Update 5/1/2014 – This Starbucks is still on AT&T wifi. No Google wifi yet. Speed is still really slow.