January 21st, 2004, 09:15 PM
Wireless Networks in my Hood!
I have this ibook that was issued to me by my high school and it has a wireless nic in it(they call it an airport, lol) and i was at home looking at the networks that i could connect to and i discovered that one of my neighbors has a wireless network(and that i could mooch of of their internet service ) i was wondering if there was a way for me to find out who the networkd belongs to without asking door to door? i got their ip by getting on to their network and going to www.whatismyip.com but so far all whois has been able to tell me is that their isp is comcast. its wierd cuz i cant ping them or anything from my other computers(PC's) and none of them seem computer literate enough to know what a firewall is, much less use one.
January 21st, 2004, 09:21 PM
Your highschool gave you an ibook? thats awesome. but seriously,
chances are, since they have a wireless network, they are connecting through a router. AFAIK, most routers have hardwired firewalls meaning that the router itself acts as a firewall.
and none of them seem computer literate enough to know what a firewall is, much less use one.
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January 21st, 2004, 10:49 PM
i'm connecting through a router that has firewall capability and i can still get pinged. i guess they just have a really nice router, some of these people are hella rich
January 21st, 2004, 10:56 PM
That could really soon turn Illegal. Netstumbler will get you some more information on the person using it, depending if the person gave detail in his config. I'd be really pissed if you used my bandwith in the middle of a CAL Match, and I'd def. notice if any other MAC addresses were connecting to my Wireless network. If the person notices you, next time you decided to use his wireless internet watch out for your neighbor and his Baseball Bat. Going door to door and asking who's wireless connection that is, would be the best thing for you to do. Also, you could ask your neighbor if it was OK for you to connect on his wireless internet sometimes given that you don't abuse it. Some people might be nice about it and let you.
January 22nd, 2004, 12:08 AM
The odds are either they don't care if you use it or that they have not a clue.(most likley not a clue) You have three choices really 1) you can just let it be 2) you can sniff there info and inform them (may be hard to explain how you found them) 3) you could inform the isp that 220.127.116.11 has an unsecured wireless... and could you please inform them...if you pick three definetly use a an anonymous remailer as they may try to come down on you as there are all sorts of idiots out there. It really is a hard choice as 3 may be a waste of time, 2 is kinda naughty , and 1 some one else may take malicious advantage of the situation. hmmmmmm
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January 22nd, 2004, 01:37 AM
im pretty good friends with my neighbors so i dont think any of them will come down on me.
January 22nd, 2004, 03:47 AM
If you're good friends, then my best advice for you is to Let them know of their vulnerable wireless, and at the same time ask them if you could use it sometimes. .
Take care bud.
January 22nd, 2004, 07:44 PM
ill do that, thanx