I had a bit of a surprise today! This morning my D-Link Wireless Router started giving me trouble: first, I got no internet connection whatsoever. After switching AirPort network from "Home" to "linksys", it picked up, albeit at a weaker signal. Eventually this stopped working too. So I decide to go to Best Buy and just buy a new router, as this one was 4 or 5 years old. I eventually settled on a Netgear router, despite hearing some criticism about them, featuring a nice design with seven built-in antennas - in other words, nothing to protrude and get broken. So I go home, and prepare to set it up. The first thing I do is unplug the D-Link router completely, and set it aside. As I am looking through the Netgear paperwork, etc, I hear a familiar sound: new messages in Mail. At first, out of habit, I went to read them. Then I noticed that my router was sitting, dead, on my floor. I thought that maybe these had been retrieved earlier, when I still had a connection, so I decide to open up Firefox. It works! I checked to make sure that somehow I had not overlooked something like my DSL modem having a wireless router built in...I knew this was not the case, but I was just being thorough. Eventually I decided to just go ahead and install my Netgear router. So I unplug the DSL modem. Then, just for kicks, I try to access another website. It works. Apparently, I had been accessing someone else's open network, one also named Home. I even appear to have unintentionally accessed THEIR router controls, while working on mine: I noticed this earlier when my D-Link was still plugged in - the router page showed up as being for a DI-5XX, whereas mine was a 624. At first I put this off as not meaning anything, and perhaps it didn't. But it worked even with my router unplugged - although maybe that's how it is supposed to be. Eventually I had to shut off AirPort so I could access the Netgear Router page, and after a bit of frustration I am now posting. I did learn a lesson: I changed my router access password, and put up a password for the network with WPA-PSK. I'm sure this isn't a hardcore protection, but it should keep accidents like mine from happening.