This is one of the many reasons why Gay @ Granny Geek rocks. Every now and then she finds a place where the old Wi-Fi works like a charm, without pesky password protection.
From Gay, these two parking-lot sites:
•Harvey's Stereo in the Brentwood Center. How does Harvey do it?
•Alltel on East Battlefield Road, just behind Price Cutter.
Know of other free Wi-Fi spots in the 'burg (besides the lovely downtown grid)? Let us know. And thanks again to Granny Geek.