06-29-2010 02:03 PM
You are in Germany, we are not, so you are the default expert on this topic.
Try this link for a few suggestions: http://tinyurl.com/39n3cqw
06-29-2010 04:30 PM
Note that in Europe, WiFi channels 1 thru 13 are available whereas in the US, only 1 thru 11 are available. I suspect that as the Nook is a US only product right now, it will not support channels 12 and 13.
As for hotspots, well, I would suspect the same kinds of locations as in the US. You can look online to see if someone has compiled a list in your area or you can just do the trial and error method by pulling out your Nook and having it scan.
You can also get keychain/keyring fobs which can tell you if there is WiFi in the area, but they won't tell you if they are free or if they are secured.
If you have a laptop, a WiFi scanning program like InSSIDer (free) can help you quickly determine what is availible in your immediate area.