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Topic # 152272 22-Sep-2014 12:56
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Not sure if this is the right place to post, just looking for some opinion.

Today I turned on my Xbox 360 console and was automatically connected to this network...
(tried signing into Xbox Live and since that didn't work I went to look at the wireless networks)

This is what I saw:



The network to the right with 4 bars is my network, the network I would usually automatically connect to.
I have never seen this "GCSB-Surveillance-Van-6" network before or connected to any of my neighbour's networks.

My question is, how did I automatically connect to this network?

Is this really the GCSB spying on people..?

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  Reply # 1133605 22-Sep-2014 12:57
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You're trolling right?

On the off chance you aren't - no, the GCSB don't drive round in vans with wireless networks labelled like that.


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  Reply # 1133606 22-Sep-2014 13:00
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Damn, i was hoping it was mine, but i have van #3 laughing

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  Reply # 1133608 22-Sep-2014 13:01
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I have van 69




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  Reply # 1133625 22-Sep-2014 13:22
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Just in case you are not trolling and are genuinely concerned,

 

my guess is, one of your neighbours has a sense of humour, and has renamed their wireless router.



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  Reply # 1133626 22-Sep-2014 13:23
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wasabi2k: You're trolling right?

On the off chance you aren't - no, the GCSB don't drive round in vans with wireless networks labelled like that.



I'm not trolling.

Thanks for your word, but I still don't understand how it automatically connected me to this network instead of my own?
Like I said I have never connected to any of my neighbour's networks before.

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  Reply # 1133627 22-Sep-2014 13:23
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Yes the GCSB are after you, Pack up the house and leave NOW!!

(ps this is a joke)

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  Reply # 1133629 22-Sep-2014 13:24
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My WiFi at home has three SSIDs, and I named all of them NZPolice#1, NZPolice#2 and NZPolice#3.

People are joking. It's nothing. These are not the droids you're looking for.





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  Reply # 1133631 22-Sep-2014 13:25
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the gcsb in my area seems to support 5ghz how nice of them.




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  Reply # 1133634 22-Sep-2014 13:29
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The GCSB vans all say "cat detector" on the side.  They use Aruba remote access points for what it's worth.

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  Reply # 1133635 22-Sep-2014 13:30
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They only have 5 vans, this must be a fake

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  Reply # 1133642 22-Sep-2014 13:37
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Scary stuff

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  Reply # 1133671 22-Sep-2014 13:45
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I once saw a police undercover van drive past with flashing lights. High sided dark blue van with tinted windows and a ladder on top for cliche value - no one would ever guess.





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  Reply # 1133672 22-Sep-2014 13:46
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snowball:
wasabi2k: You're trolling right?

On the off chance you aren't - no, the GCSB don't drive round in vans with wireless networks labelled like that.



I'm not trolling.

Thanks for your word, but I still don't understand how it automatically connected me to this network instead of my own?
Like I said I have never connected to any of my neighbour's networks before.


Seems odd - does anyone else have access to your Xbox? Kids? Something you tried connecting to ages ago and your wifi was briefly unavailable?

Or else just a bug.

I think that government surveillance of your Xbox habits by intercepting wifi, with the collusion of Microsoft is the least likely explanation. Besides, they capture it all at the southern cross cable termination right?

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  Reply # 1133673 22-Sep-2014 13:48
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I live right next door to GCSB Van 7. On the other side is "Telecom dial up"...

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  Reply # 1133675 22-Sep-2014 13:48
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The AP on my mobile phone is only Van #3, so it ain't me!!

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