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Old 08-03-08, 05:37 PM   #19
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Default Re: Is getting free Wi-Fi from the neighborhood illegal?

Originally Posted by AthlonXP1800 View Post
There are no security risks when you doing it in your house but risks caught when you sit, stand outside houses or in the car for long period that will raise suspicious.

My wifi network locked with assinged MAC codes only from my laptop, itouch and UMPC that are allowed to access the internet and people are not allowed to access it without my permission.
You are telling the hackers which MAC codes to use. Heh.

If someone wants in, they'll get in. If someone wars in my hood, my only hope is that they'll see my SSID of RTFM and get a good laugh.

To the OP, if the network appears to be owned by the subdivision office, perhaps it is a perk. You never know, some apartments and garden communities have free hot spots near the pool, etc. Just make sure your PCs firewall is on and you renamed your workgroup to keep your shared folders private.
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