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Have you ever used a neighbor's unsecured Wi-Fi Internet connection?

No, I've never used any Wi-Fi connection
3
14%
No, my neighbors secure their Wi-Fi
8
38%
No, my neighbors don't have a Wi-Fi router
1
5%
No, I could, but I'd rather use my own connection
4
19%
Yes, I've used it before
4
19%
Yes, I'm using it right now
1
5%
 
Total votes : 21

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Postby Sobekhotep » Mon 29 Jun 2009 7:30 pm

See poll.

As for me, I voted "No, I could, but I'd rather use my own connection"
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Re: Wi-Fi

Postby Delodephius » Mon 29 Jun 2009 7:38 pm

I think where I live that no one even heard of Wi-Fi. I just read about it now on Wikipedia. :D
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Re: Wi-Fi

Postby Talib » Mon 29 Jun 2009 7:53 pm

Wi-Fi is a fact of life here.
I voted:
No, my neighbors secure their Wi-Fi
Most of them do anyway.
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Re: Wi-Fi

Postby Sobekhotep » Mon 29 Jun 2009 7:57 pm

Delodephius wrote:I think where I live that no one even heard of Wi-Fi.

How do people get Internet there?
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Re: Wi-Fi

Postby Delodephius » Mon 29 Jun 2009 8:45 pm

Cable or Telephone line. Mine is quite fast: ~56kbps
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Re: Wi-Fi

Postby Declan » Tue 30 Jun 2009 1:44 am

My neighbours live too far away, and only interest in Wi-Fi is if the internet works or not. Would I use it, probably not much if at all.
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Re: Wi-Fi

Postby formiko » Tue 30 Jun 2009 4:40 am

People use mine. If I have it, I'll share it.
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Re: Wi-Fi

Postby Neqitan » Tue 30 Jun 2009 6:20 am

Yeah, I've used it. About 7 months ago some of my parent's friends moved to a new home and we helped them with the furniture. I had carried my laptop with me, and after we discovered there were a couple of free lines, we used it for a while. Haven't done it since.
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Delodephius wrote:I think where I live that no one even heard of Wi-Fi.

How do people get Internet there?

In El Salvador Wi-Fi is somewhat rare. Companies install a small antenna on the roof of your house pointing to a local tower, and it has a cable that goes down inside the house where the modem is; and there you plug the computers. :) I think they're starting to sell modems with Wi-Fi antennas nowadays, I'm not sure.
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Re: Wi-Fi

Postby dtp883 » Tue 30 Jun 2009 8:22 am

I voted "no, I could...". Although I have used my next door neighbors before by accident because my laptop and iPhone prefer there's for some reason... I'd just rather use mine, more private.

For some reason it surprises me that so many haven't heard of wifi... It's a pillar of society where I live; pretty much every house, fast food resturant, and hotel in a thousand mile radius of San Francisco has wifi.*

Delodelphius, 56 kbps is slow here in America. 56 Kbps is dial up in America and I would shoot myself if I had to go back to dialup.*

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Re: Wi-Fi

Postby Stosis » Tue 30 Jun 2009 5:05 pm

I have my own Wi-Fi but I'd much rather use a cable. Unfortunately there is no way to string cable to my upstairs without cutting wholes into the wall.
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