Finding a WiFi hot spot is similar to looking for water. You have to be lucky, and have some knowledge of the mysterious powers of the earth. Or just have a dowsing rod. Miket Designs now has a WiFi Dowsing Rod designed to find the nearest and strongest WiFi signal.
According to miket.co.uk, “By basing the design for a wireless Internet detector on centuries-old technology, the user feels immediately at home with the product, whilst feeling less intimidated by the simple shape and natural materials.” The WiFi Dowsing Rod is a super old school gadget with a revamped purpose.