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I question the survey. 32% of people that forked out cash to buy a device that is wireless capable, but won't fork out the money to have wireless in their home? I call bs.
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Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
I question the survey. 32% of people that forked out cash to buy a device that is wireless capable, but won't fork out the money to have wireless in their home? I call bs.
I don't think it means they do it all the time. But if your internet goes out, the neighbors have faster internet, maybe even accidentaly connection (happens often with default networks like linksys) I could see the number being accurate. Also, a WiFi devices is a one time payment whereas internet stacks every month.
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i dont really use opened wifi connection i do go in to the settings and lock it up for them and leave a message usually saying to lock it up next time. i do this at the mall alot.
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Just set it up on WPA2, Mac filtering and broadcast off. Unless your neighbours are a Government intelligence wing... then it's safe.
Dictionary, and change mac to the user NIC's Mac
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Used to use my neighbors when mine would go down. Now all of my neighbors have at least WEP encryption.
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I'd love to see someone try to get on my connection, they would have to be sitting on my front lawn...
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post #87 of 118
Based on the types of neighbors I have, I'm not at all worried about them hacking in to my network. Heck, I'd even feel 100% secure with WEP, but I have WPA, so may as well use it.

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Originally Posted by JorundJ View Post
Yeah.. I've spend an entire day going around town, the places where I'm going often ect, checking if there are any of these "charity" connections, and there are, a lot.. Hot spots everywhere for my phone.. Love it. Anyway, internet SHOULD already be free for everybody and provided wifi throughout the entire country.

I hate to be without a that little wavy icon.
Internet should be free for everybody? LOL. Yeah, who's going to pay for it? Or do you propose that all the materials and labor going in to such a project should be provided for free by the workers who make it? Haha, good luck with that one!

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I question the survey. 32% of people that forked out cash to buy a device that is wireless capable, but won't fork out the money to have wireless in their home? I call bs.
It's probably not regular usage, but "yeah, I've done that once or twice". Heck, who here HASN'T mooched off a neighbors wifi before?
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I question the survey. 32% of people that forked out cash to buy a device that is wireless capable, but won't fork out the money to have wireless in their home? I call bs.
It seems like almost all devices are wi-fi capable now a days.
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post #89 of 118
LOL look at all the budding thieves, and don't say that you're not.

Because of crap like this I refuse a wireless connection.
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Originally Posted by B!0HaZard View Post
This.

I'm wondering if this means >32% of all people don't have internet themselves or if they're too cheap to get wireless?
I think it means that a third of people are downloading things they know they shouldn't and don't want to do it with there own network.
 
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