Man charged with stealing Wi-Fi signals

Discussion in 'Computer Forum' started by lord_neo, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. lord_neo

    lord_neo Guest

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/07/07/wi.fi.theft.ap/index.html
     
  2. ananth222

    ananth222 Beginner

    wtf is that an offense?
    there was an ******* above my apartment who CUT my cable wire and stole my WIRED internet... what abt him then???
     
  3. Addy Pant

    Addy Pant Highway Star

    Well, that shows that wireless technologies have some cons too.
     
  4. deathdr_87

    deathdr_87 Awesome Guitarist

    dude - not really - normaly all ud ahve to do is ask ur neighbur if ucan use it too - normally no one objects...
     
  5. nik_bokacheley

    nik_bokacheley :help: I'm a mad :sadbye:

    LOLZ...ananth..:)...Neway, i've not been very much into wireless..I love wired things..;)
     
  6. lord_neo

    lord_neo Guest

     
  7. nadish

    nadish Active Member

    But how can he use ur Internet connection, He cant use ur connect untill he know ur IP address, username and password, given by ur Internet Provider!!!!
     
  8. ananth222

    ananth222 Beginner

    I did.
    Infact it was the ISP who found out. My internet stopped working, and they traced the wire up to the apartment above and found that they'd cut it. There was a neat cut exposing the wire inside, from where they stole the connection.
    They were just warned, no action taken. I doubt if these things can be a serious offense.
     

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