Raise your laptop over your head, put it flat on the floor, tilt it sideways while leaning halfway out the windowâ€”get out the divining rod if you have to. You might get a reputation for being some sick laptop yoga freak, but isn’t free Internet worth it?
The things people do to access the internet!
Probably nothing new in this How to Steal Wi-Fi article at slate, but it’s funny, well written and has links to a bunch of useful pages. It also claims it is not illegal to hitchhike on your neighbour’s wireless.
A loved one has discovered the joys of borrowed access recently, and I hope this helps, if just a little.
I can see 4 wi-fi networks when I am at home, and three of them are open, and worse, I can login and manage their networks. I have often opened the bittorrent port on the ‘linksys’ network (blessed be that neighbor) at night.
Change your wireless routers password, at least, so people go looking for a router with an unchanged password. Our own network is open, but the password’s been changed.