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micksharp

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Dear All

Just installed an Airport Extreme card into my iBook. I have no Airport Base Station, no card loaded into my other computer (an iMac), and have a cable modem installed.

After loading the card, the iBook had no problems recognising it.

I mistakenly started up Safari and, lo and behold, I was connected wirelessly to the internet!

Anybody got any idea how this has happened. I'm obviously not complaining, just very curious!

Thanks

Mick
 
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meltbanana314

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Do any of your neighbours have wireless internet?

If they do, your iBook just found their connection via the AirPort card. =)
 
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Jefe3223

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I've connected to my neighbors by accident too. 'Tis funny how far those things can travel.
 

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Hence why it's important to always secure your wireless network if you ever set one up ;)
 
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Jefe3223

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schweb said:
Hence why it's important to always secure your wireless network if you ever set one up ;)
if they do that, how am i suposed to get on the internet from my bed room. haha
 

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Jefe3223 said:
if they do that, how am i suposed to get on the internet from my bed room. haha
Now that was funny!

I was over setting up Wireless for a friends parents, Dang, there were maybe 6 other systems in the neighborhood all with strong signals. One was getting in the way of theirs till I changed the channel.
 
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Jefe3223

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haha, that's nice to have a technologically advanced neighborhood. I wish more people would be smart, but not know about protecting their networks...what can I say, I don't want to have to pay for another dsl converter box thingy when I'm at home. I never need to worry, whilest i'm at school.
 
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