How best to do it?
Published on February 21, 2006 By ZubaZ In Personal Computing
I have a friend that is picking up the Wi-Fi signal from a neighbor from her 802.11g laptop.
There is no security on the neighbor's signal.

Her husband just bought her a Palm TX which has 802.11b and she wants to but can't connect.

Could she pick up a 802.11g (that also supports access point and connect from there.

I have advised her that they could (and should) turn on some kind of encryption and the party is over. I have further advised her that the legality of what she is doing is questionable; that if I were her and had a good relationship with the neighbor I would ask to piggy-back. I also told her that a good neighbor might tell them that they need some security.

We'll see how THAT part plays out.

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on Feb 22, 2006
If she is looking to piggy back on her neighbors connection she's out of luck when it comes to the TX. If the neighbors router only supports G then she will not be able to connect with her TX that only supports B. If she is looking to buy her own wireless router and get a highspeed connection then there are routers out there that support B and G or ever A, B and G.

I agree with you there Zubaz, if I had a neighbor that I knew who had an open access point I would definitely let them know.Here's hoping your friend decides to do what's right.
on Feb 22, 2006

I agree with you there Zubaz, if I had a neighbor that I knew who had an open access point I would definitely let them know.Here's hoping your friend decides to do what's right.


Question: If you help her accomplish what it is that no one seems to agree with, wouldnt that be almost as bad as doing the same?

I would say just let her fend for herself, *Or inform the person yourself whos access is being used they need to encrypt the signal..
on Feb 22, 2006
It's a thin line I tread. Esy enough to say . . "Buy a G/B router and use the default settings."

But it's not something I would do myself.

-=sigh=-
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