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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by mikes63737, Dec 12, 2008.
They all have passwords?!?!?
Thats a common occurance here, I was walking through a housing estate here, checked google maps on my iPhone to see where I was, must've had atleast 15 wifi networks pop up, all locked...
I like the 11oneoneone011eleven, that's amazing
Ummm...in my neighborhood, I can pick up about 20 wireless signals on and off. Only one is not password protected. Mine sure is.
Why is that surprising?
Mike lives with stupid people.
Being in two cities (Boston and Worcester Mass) this is very common...
I remember about five years ago, there were hardly any wifi networks I could pick up other than my own, and mine was the only one that usually was password protected. Now I get 30+, and they are all protected.
Times they are a changin'.
Yeah i think a coupla years ago i could pick up an unprotected wireless network pretty easy. now everyone is on this new fangled password protected train.
You can actually be proactive about other people's password protection. just login into their router and give them a password so no one can get on! they'll thank you later.
Their network may not be password protected but it is very likely their router is. Unless they just left the manufacturer default of course.
last year all four wireless network in my building unlocked (besides mine)
today reduced to three, all locked.
Not strange really. At my apartment complex, all but one network is locked. At my parents home, all of the networks are locked. No more freeloading allowed. You got to get your own.
Where I live we have at least 5 wireless networks with 2 of them unsecured at all times.....
I can only see 1 other wifi from my room, which is the nearest to the road and other houses. Ours is unlocked but has a Mac address whitelist thing.
The NETGEAR one might as well not be...I betchya it's the default password.
MAC addresses can be faked, it is best to have both mac addresses and a secure password encryption set up as well.
I like the fact that there are three variations of that one name
Meh, that wouldn't keep me out. Stumble stumble sniff sniff...
jk. I have kismac but have never used it - there's no wifi in my 'hood!
Happens all the time here where I am. I've never seen an unprotected network.
Only one unprotected network in my range.
They're all locked around me:
Until recently when I got tired of it, my cable modem which I only use as a backup was wired to an open wifi link on which all the traffic was logged and stored.
I just found it quite fascinating what people will do when they're on an open network but from the supposed privacy of their own homes / machines (since my signal goes out a ways). However, it does make it difficult to e.g. greet one of my neighbours with a straight face.
Anyone who knows how to use Google can fake their MAC address and get into your network in about 5 minutes.
Really, honestly...tell me what percentage of people out their know that faking a MAC address is even possibile...or how many even know what a MAC address is??
Unless you live next door to a wily teenager or a hacker, I highly doubt you're going to have a number of people bypassing MAC address filtering.
It's very common.
Oh yeah? Well, I use the networks around me to define my reality. It's kind of like: Locked, no, unlocked, yes. Is streetlight Manifesto gay? Apparently.
Edit: Well, damn. Stupid picture cut it off.
If they didn't password protect their network, they're not going to password protect the router. Then the router username/password is just some combination of admin, admin1, password, or empty.