Connections

Locals

Hiapo, 365 x 182cm. Te Papa, Wellington

Hiapo, 365 x 182cm. Te Papa, Wellington

To access the internet, please call at the RockET Internet Cafe. Normally we will link your computer or device to the WiFi access point closest to your home or office. To do this, we will need the device’s address settings.

If you live or work in downtown Alofi or close to a village transmitter, this may cost you as little as $25.  Otherwise, you are likely to need an aerial and connection kit, which typically costs $450-$550 to install. The staff of RockET will check the signal at your home or office and give you a quote for this work.

Once you have been connected, you will be able to access the internet for free. Niue is the only country in the world to have free internet use for everyone.

Visitors

To access the internet, please call at the RockET Internet Cafe. We will provide you with an access username and password that will be valid during your stay in Niue.

There is a one-off charge of $25 for this service.

Once you have been connected, you will be able to access the internet for free while you are in Niue – the only country in the world to have free internet use for everyone.

Technical

The Internet Niue system uses the 2.4 GHz band and has 802.11b data transfer rates (up to 11 megabits per second).

Your ability to connect will depend on how close you are to a transmission tower and the sensitivity of the antenna in your PC or other device.

The speed of the connection will depend on how much internet traffic there is in your area. Recent upgrades have greatly increased the capacity of the system. Priority has also been given to essential services like email, web browsing and social media. Previously the system was being overloaded by users viewing movies and gaming on-line.