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  • MickKnipfler
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    • 19th Jan 06, 2:06 PM
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    • 19th Jan 06, 2:06 PM
    Very timely, thanks. I'm in Les Deux Alpes nextweek and was looking for a local hotspot....ooh err Mrs...
  • an0key
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    • 20th Jan 06, 3:54 PM
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    • 20th Jan 06, 3:54 PM
    It's good, but I know of 10's in my local area that aren't showing... so not sure how up-to-date it is...
    Smile... it's free
    • baz8755
    • By baz8755 20th Jan 06, 4:00 PM
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    baz8755
    • #4
    • 20th Jan 06, 4:00 PM
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    • 20th Jan 06, 4:00 PM
    Yep, I know of 3 or 4 in my street (perhaps people should learn about security )
  • an0key
    • #5
    • 20th Jan 06, 4:05 PM
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    • 20th Jan 06, 4:05 PM
    Yep, I know of 3 or 4 in my street (perhaps people should learn about security )
    by baz8755
    haha there are too many around my area... I was talking about the legit ones
    Smile... it's free
    • ManAtHome
    • By ManAtHome 20th Jan 06, 5:34 PM
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    ManAtHome
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    • 20th Jan 06, 5:34 PM
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    • 20th Jan 06, 5:34 PM
    Another one (dunno if it has any more hotspots listed): http://free-hotspot.com/
  • super_star
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    • 20th Jan 06, 11:29 PM
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    • 20th Jan 06, 11:29 PM
    In my street my neighbours haven't heard about security either - does anyone know what the legal stance is on this e.g. I if connect to the internet using their "free" wireless access point am I breaking the law?
  • an0key
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    • 20th Jan 06, 11:38 PM
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    • 20th Jan 06, 11:38 PM
    In my street my neighbours haven't heard about security either - does anyone know what the legal stance is on this e.g. I if connect to the internet using their "free" wireless access point am I breaking the law?
    by super_star
    Well effectivly you are hacking... I heard from a techie @ work that if any authority needs to use it they can do you under the official secrets act... blah blah blah
    Smile... it's free
    • ManAtHome
    • By ManAtHome 21st Jan 06, 1:17 PM
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    ManAtHome
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    • 21st Jan 06, 1:17 PM
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    • 21st Jan 06, 1:17 PM
    Someboday has already been done for it http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4721723.stm although he was sat outside in his car - harder to claim he accidentally connected..
    • whosforachat
    • By whosforachat 25th Jan 06, 3:07 PM
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    whosforachat
    Islington Council
    Apparently the whole of Upper Street in Islington is now a hot spot, courtesy of Islington Council.
  • wardym
    Adelaide
    I read that Adelaide in South Australia have had the whole of their central business district made wi-fi. I'm only just getting it at my house!
  • MickKnipfler
    Anybody know of a free hotspot in Reading?
    • rdwarr
    • By rdwarr 27th Feb 06, 12:32 AM
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    rdwarr
    Free Hotpots in Morecambe
    Every Thursday.
    Quiz Night. The Golden Ball, Snatchems, Heaton with Oxcliffe. £2 entry, free hotpot supper. 1st prize a gallon of beer!
    Can I help?
    • pin
    • By pin 27th Feb 06, 7:50 AM
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    pin
    I read that Adelaide in South Australia have had the whole of their central business district made wi-fi. I'm only just getting it at my house!
    by wardym
    You read right! And this happened years ago, I was there three years ago and even back then they had free Wi-Fi in the CBD.
    "An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind" - Mahatma Gandhi
    • dickibobboy
    • By dickibobboy 27th Feb 06, 4:05 PM
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    dickibobboy
    there is nothing from where i am
    Things that are free in life are great, well most of the time
  • starlite
    i'm sure I read that google were planning to provide free internet for the whole of san fransisco
  • starlite
    http://www.gigaom.com/2005/09/30/google-confirms-san-francisco-wifi-plans/
    • Also
    • By Also 10th Oct 06, 1:40 PM
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    Also
    Two thoughts:

    1) I DO know about security but I, and most of my mates, keep open wireless networks (with everything on them well protected) so that if MY system goes down I can use theirs to find out what is wrong over the internet and vice versa. It's been REALLy useful when say NTL has gone down but Bt hasn't to check whether the problem is the router or the network.

    2) Plausible deniability- i didn't download that sir- must be some one using my system!

    In all cases we try to name the SSID to the house so that anyone using it knows who it belongs to- sometimes people want to use, but would like to ask but who do you ask if it's got the default name!
    Trying to save money to err... spend it...
  • mikescott86
    http://www.norfolkopenlink.com/ - free wifi across norwich.
    • Leanne200
    • By Leanne200 10th Oct 06, 7:07 PM
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    Leanne200
    Most official hotspots are in pubs and bars.......

    reason being the wi-fi is in the 'it' boxes (quiz machines)

    I dont fancy taking my DS to my local.... I would like to keep it! lol
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