Re: Wi-Fi question
- From: Roger <roger@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 17:33:47 -0500
In article <barmar-BC291D.16531928012006@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Barry Margolin <barmar@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In article <C00115DB.11AFB%gnarlodious@xxxxxxxxx>,
> Gnarlodious <gnarlodious@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Entity Jerry Kindall spoke thus:
> > > I can't think of a single reason to let other people use the Internet
> > > service I'm paying for. Unless of course they're paying me for it.
> > I have a friend who lives in a dense Manhattan apartment building, he has a
> > falafel shop around the corner. I named his WiFi network like his falafel
> > shop just for a goof. Now he gets customers coming in eating falafels who
> > tell him they are using his WiFi access.
> That's different, it's like Starbucks or hotels offering free WiFi for
> their customers. In effect, they *are* paying for it by patronizing his
> There's someone in my apartment building running an open WiFi. If I
> knew who it was I'd tell them about it. On the other hand, I find it
> useful to switch to it when my cable modem connection goes down (I was
> able to figure out that they're on DSL).
Ok (OP here) but can *they*detect when you're using theirs? If so, how?
And can they monitor what you're doing?
Tx again all,
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