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Time Magazine: Wi-Fi 101

Posted on 7-Apr-2003 20:44 | Filed under: News


"Rig Your Laptop For Wi-Fi Do-it-yourself Wi-Fi is easy and cheap. To piggyback on your neighbor's hot spot for free, buy a Wi-Fi PC card and stick it into your laptop. Then get ready to pick up free wireless networks in your area. If you can't get a wireless signal at home, then buy an off-the-shelf access point to install. Be aware: most free public hot spots aren't secure. "

Well, it seems that every Wi-Fi user is trying to steal bandwidth. Bad boys! Also "public hot spots aren't secure" make it seems like using hot spots are bad things. I think the reporter wanted to say that most Wi-Fi installations are not secure, allowing people to connect to it without requiring authorisation.

Perhaps a double check before publishing?


More information: http://www.time.com/time/europe/magazine/arti...