i disabled the wireless on my home hub some time ago as many many people at work use laptops at home without an internet connection. one person didnt even know they had to have one and thought the laptop 'just worked'?
i thought about this some time ago. my idea was in your street get all your neighbours to agree to split broadband costs and install wireless broadband in every other house(or whatever). then everybody has internet access at a fraction of the cost. and it wont be bandwidth stealing as its consented.and of course secure it and only allow paying people to access the network..probably been done already but i thought it was a good idea :) kind regards akanic
I think somebody is already using my broadband. The 'wlan' light sometimes flashes away like mad on the router when our own upstairs laptop is switched off. I've got the WPA set up but it makes no difference. Sometimes I just unscrew the stubby ariel a couple of turns and the light stops flashing.
PC's and a laptop, all connected, all file and print sharing, and....all locked down tight, and that is the way it will remain....Even though I live in an area where only one other wireless network exist's (Which I set up for my next door neighbour) I simply would not take the chance.
Want to download a few files? Pop round and use one of my PC's!
Good idea in principle but the more people in possesion of the encryption key the more chance of it leaking out and becoming a free for all. I don't even let my grown up kids know mine, when my son came home with a laptop I set it up for him I wouldn't tell him.
This service isn't really aimed at the corporate market, but at home users. I first heard about it in America, where there are thousands of these Fon sharing hotspots, and I have since discovered at least one in Hong Kong.
BT has entered into a partnership with the company (which is Spanish), so we'll see. The company tells me that security is pretty tight - your sharing channel is separate from the personal one, which is obviously encrypted.
is that it's fairly expensive to set up. Interestingly, Scientists at the University of California have developed a long-range wireless network technology that's being used by hospitals in India. It's a point-to-point system that has been successfully tested over very long distances. Tests caried out in Venezuela achieved a 6 megabits per second connection between two computers over a distance of 384 kilometres.
In India the system is in daily use to connect hospitals over 40 miles apart at very low cost.