[NTLK] Public WiFi

Forrest Buffenmyer anasazi4st at me.com
Mon Feb 15 14:14:07 EST 2010

Thanks, Christian. I have a small device from Kensington for detecting WiFi, but only as LEDs to show its presence and strength. The device you mention would be much better...sometimes the staff doesn't know the SSID, they just say "sign on when it comes up on your device".

Sitting in the parking lot accessing someone's WiFi? Come on now...who does THAT? I can't remember all the times I sat outside hotels and restaurants with the iPAQ accessing Google maps through WiFi, before I got a GPS....


On Monday, February 15, 2010, at 11:44AM, "Lord Groundhog" <lordgroundhog at gmail.com> wrote:
>~~~ On 2010/02/15 17:42, Forrest Buffenmyer at anasazi4st at me.com wrote ~~~
>> ...
>> It would be great if the Newt could display SSIDs and have you choose...but
>> *sigh* that was a bit before it's time, I would guess....
>FWIW, you can buy devices that will go on your keychain like a keyfob, that
>will list the SSIDs around you that it can see by name, and will tell you if
>they're encrypted or not.  Some even will tell you the kind of encryption.
>It beats carrying a second PDA.
>Of course if you're a customer of the café or whatever it is, you can just
>ask for the SSID, unlike when you're just sitting in their parking lot.  ;-)

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