[Coco] thingy finds an unencrypted network
sklammer at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 19:54:58 EDT 2007
I've left mine on most of the time for a similar reason - for the sake
of sharing. It's only a 'B' so nothing too speedy to slow my (mainly)
wired connection... One of these days I'll look for a good freeware
app to monitor what external users are going to (although the ISP does
some of that), just in case ;)
On 16/07/07, John Donaldson <johnadonaldson at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Stephen H. Fischer wrote:
> >> (To my surprise when I booted it the wireless network thingy finds an
> >> unencrypted network to connect to?)
> > Do not be surprised. Twice I have activated my computer with MS before I
> > could configure my Private Wireless network. (Four Computers and growing)
> > If you want to have some fun, download "Netstumbler" and drive around.
> > Most people are clue less.
> > When I was driving around looking for the Street Light Poles with
> > Internet
> > connections, I was amazed at the number of Wireless nodes near me and
> > many
> > were ready for use for any one driving by. This is called "War Driving"
> > I finally realized that I was in the center of the four Street Light
> > Poles
> > and all were too far away for reliable connections so I had to
> > terminate my
> > MetroFI contract and sign up with Earthlink DSL. The connection is
> > almost as
> > bad and not as fast. I found a sweet spot just as I terminated the Street
> > Light Pole service.
> > I was paying to not see the Ad's. The "free" service is still there
> > should I
> > wish to use it around town, with Ad's of course.
> > Stephen H. Fischer
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> My son lived in this one Apartment complex and at the time could not
> afford Internet. He discovered one of his neighbors had a wireless hub
> and he could connect to it. He used it for a couple of months before he
> could afford his own connection.
> Most wireless hubs come from the factory with security turned off and
> most people just take it out of the box,
> hook it up and start using it. LOL
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