I have just received a new laptop from work that has wireless capability. I brought it home and found I could access a wireless connection for internet access. This is not mine! I thought I'd need a password to do this? Can I find out whose connection I'm using, and doesn't this raise security issues for the owner? Thanks.
Tell Your neighbour he should encrypt his network connection via his router homepage.You need to do the same for safety reasons.Use wap encryption instaed of wep.Its illegal to connect to anyone elses network.
I can access about six or seven different broadband services of the people in the village.
What I don't understand is why they are so keen to have wireless setups. They all have only one machine and they are connected by wired Ethernet. None realised they had a wireless connection available and that it was accessible to anyone who took the trouble to use it.
I've told them that I can access their system and I've even offered to encrypt their setup for them but none seem to care.
I don't know which of my many neighbours has this wireless set up? I guess I would have to ask around. Would they know I'm using their access...would their connection be slow if we're both on-line and could they access my computer. Any advice is welcome. Thanks.