Recently I was trying to get WiFi for free in Okinawa. It turns out that this is pretty hard to come by, surprisingly. Mainland Japan may have Free WiFi available, but it's SUPER hard to come by in Okinawa. I've only found a couple of spots on the whole Island. In Naha, the DoubleTree hotel has GREAT WiFi, and I've used it for both email, VPN, and MagicJack access with no problems. However, when you get to Kadena, there is no good WiFi on the base. I searched all over, and off base even the WiFi at McDonalds (SSID of mobilepoint) is a paid-for service!
I did an Internet search for Free WiFi in Okinawa, and found one site that supposedly had free WiFi. It was out Gate 2 street, was called "Cafe 3", and the Google Map looked like this:
So, I took a walk and tried to find this place. I couldn't find the cafe in question, but I did find a cafe right next to Cozy Central, which had a WiFi SSID of 'freespot' which worked very well. It's coordinates are 26.337101N 127.800330E. Here's a picture of it:
As I said, it's next to a place to eat called Cozy Central, which looks like this:
The unfortunate thing is that these 'cafes' don't open early... I think they're trying to sell alcohol, not coffee, so getting there before 11:30 is not recommended. However, I was able to check my email and do some work, and it looked like they didn't block anything I tried, and the speed was nice.
I also found some free Internet at the "Koza International Plaza" down the street about a half a block where they teach Japanese. Their SSID was 'kozainfo' and it seemed to work well.
So for those of you at Kadena, if you're looking for Free WiFi, you might consider checking out these places just off of Gate 2 street.