How to find airport (wifi) access?

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  1. Cecret macrumors member

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    I'm going to sanfran for the weekend. Since it is such a hotbed for wired -- or hopefully wireless -- activity I was wondering how (or where) I to find wireless access for my powerbook.

    I've heard about some apps that search out wireless access points and/or tell you where they are but, to tell the truth, I'm not an uber computer-person so I could use some help.

    Thanks
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

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    go warwalking, look for weird signs all over the place (done in chalk, kinda looks like an x sometimes) and get something like iStumbler, MacStumbler or KisMAC (all available on versiontracker) and drive all over the place.
    it's fun :D
     
  3. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816

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    You really have to get out more.
     
  4. Cecret thread starter macrumors member

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  5. janey macrumors 603

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    i know :D :p
    warwalking is taking a laptop out with you and walking around the place looking for wifi networks
     
  6. Cecret thread starter macrumors member

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    I guess that gets to my question. Is there any way to find wifi access without warwalking??
     
  7. DreaminDirector macrumors 6502a

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    yeah.

    wardriving.


    but seriously, what do you mean? Other than walking around (or moving around?). You can go to starbucks and hook up on T-mobiles network for a fee.

    But why do that?
     
  8. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Re: yeah.

    It's not free. It used to be but they have started charging at least here locally.

    Kinkos and some Schlotsky's Deli's.

    Here's the ultimate site I just found for finding hotspots.

    http://www.80211hotspots.com/

    There is a lot of them in San Francisco it looks like.
     
  9. tazo macrumors 68040

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    Re: Re: yeah.

    he said for a fee. :rolleyes:
     
  10. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Re: Re: Re: yeah.

    See that's what happens when you spend to many hours in a row on here late at night and read things just a touch to fast.

    I apologize for my mistake. I promise to never ever ever screw up agina.:p ;)
     
  11. ibookin' macrumors 65816

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    Warwalking involves going out! You walk on the street with a laptop, sometimes holding it above your head to get better reception! How is that not normal?!

    Ok, I'll stop now.
     
  12. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    The only thing that could seem more normal would be War Segwaying.
     
  13. DreaminDirector macrumors 6502a

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    ah yes....

    War Segwaying...

    breeding the next generation of rich, lazy broadbanders.
     
  14. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Re: ah yes....


    Fat too. Don't forget that part. I'm just waiting for the Segway with a chair on it and the luxury edition with a leather recliner.
     
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Or why not just hire a butler and have him Segway around for you?
     
  16. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    incidentally, does anyone here HAVE a Segway?
     
  17. janey macrumors 603

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    it's not normal because most people are PC users and they're just getting used to the idea of having wifi in their laptops :D
    i don't have a segway, i'm waiting until they get faster then i'm getting one...
    anyway warwalking is good for you...and it's fun...
     

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