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Wow. And those are just the ones that are advertising their existence.

Run iStumbler to find out which ones have some security on them.
 

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I wonder how many are secure?
My bets are on SMC and the Apple one. People who couldn't be bothered to change the name of their network from the default are often too stupid or lazy to enable encryption.

If you really want to have some fun, if you can connect to the SMC network, try logging into the router's admin page using one of the default passwords listed on this page. If you are able to, turn on encryption and set a password to lock the owner out of his own wireless network. You'll be doing them a service by protecting them from themselves.
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Somehow I'm guessing the Apple network is motoyen's.

My bets are on SMC and the Apple one. People who couldn't be bothered to change the name of their network from the default are often too stupid or lazy to enable encryption.;)
 

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Ya gotta love the one called 'SecurityHole'
 

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When you find out who is open, do what I do. Login to the admin page of the wireless router and password protect it :D

Make them rethink their security strategy for their home (Also forces them to reset the unit and implement security on it). Better me doing it than somebody that will actually do them harm!
 

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Interesting to see so many are secure.. but I wonder how secure. The usual few linksys.

I wonder if anyone is having connection troubles - alot are on the same channel.

I just tried istumbler and found my neighbor's network... linksys and unsecure. So that's what my Xbox connected to when it didn't have the WEP password for my network.
 

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Great entertainment this thread.

Does anyone know of an "iStumbler" for windoze? I think hauling my cheap laptop in my truck could use a free connection to check email while on the road.

Just found my answer - Netstumbler for the PC. Too cool. I wish I was 30 again with this new technology.

Happy Father's Day to any Dads.
 

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i would just cancel mine and hop on someone elses open network...
I think hauling my cheap laptop in my truck could use a free connection to check email while on the road.
The Florida conviction against that wireless freeloader apparently hasn't discourage some people.
 
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