My understanding is, if you can connect to it, it isn't stealing. If they don't want you to use it, they password protect it. So, if you have a Wireless Access Point and don't password protect it, people can use your connection to the internet. Or, you can have your Wireless Access Point like mine......turned on and you can't access diddly squat with it. Old laptop with wireless card finds it, connects to it but no go when I try to access the internet. It's gotta be something stupid simple that I'm forgetting but it just ain't going for squat.
Congratulations. I think 100th is the best.
So..... I do not encourage "stealing" wireless access, but if you park in front of my house, you can get online... :eek::eek:
Anybody have a tutorial on how to password protect your wifi? I have no idea how to do that.
congrats on the achievement level.............as for the other discussion here.......should that move to another thread?
My home wifi is password protected and I authorize those who may use it. ANd it has changed since my last event. A changing environment for sure.
Good job on hitting 100! Hope you enjoyed the fun.
Well done on the first and maybe biggest milestone. If you stay at it, caches will start to come much quicker.
As for "using" another's DSL without permission, I believe that is clearly a class E crime, Theft of Services or Theft by Unauthorized Taking. The subjective componet is helping yourself to either the service or the property "without knowledge or consent of the lawful owner." If you get caught, both the internet provider and the owner of the computer could press charges.
Like others, my internet was down all weekend, just got it back this morning. I went to Barnes and Noble to log caches yesterday, legal and great coffee as well.:)