HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Wanna freak out your neig...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:06 PM

Wanna freak out your neighbors?

10 replies, 1681 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 10 replies Author Time Post
Reply Wanna freak out your neighbors? (Original post)
Playinghardball Nov 2012 OP
sharp_stick Nov 2012 #1
DesertRat Nov 2012 #2
MineralMan Nov 2012 #3
Control-Z Nov 2012 #6
PatSeg Nov 2012 #7
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 #4
s-cubed Nov 2012 #5
Control-Z Nov 2012 #8
shraby Nov 2012 #9
kydo Nov 2012 #10

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:07 PM

1. I did this years ago

I think my wife changed it to "Really...not a grow-op" to see if we can get an actual surveillance van to come down the street.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:08 PM

2. Haha! nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:13 PM

3. Mine is named Free Wireless Access

It's popular with real estate agents, who park in front and check their email from time to time. There's also a struggling family across the street who uses it. They have two school aged kids. They didn't have a computer, so I set up one of my old ones and let them "borrow" it until they could afford one. The router is sitting just inside a front window. I even set up one of the printers in our house as a wireless printer and the kids can print out their schoolwork on it. They just knock on the door and pick up their printouts.

Driving around my neighborhood with my wife's iPad, I noticed that there are at least a dozen unprotected wireless systems in my immediate area. Three of them are accessible from inside my house. Is it dangerous? Perhaps a little, but the computers in our house aren't networked at all, and their firewalls are set up very tightly. I'm willing to take the risk of providing a hotspot for my neighbors.

Every now and then, I log onto my router to see if anyone is using it. Usually, there's at least one besides those in my household. I'm glad to help.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:34 PM

6. That's really nice.

I've never looked at it that way - helping a neighbor. Though we give out the password to our guest account freely - to any of the kids' friends who need it. One comes over to work from his laptop. He does a customer service job that requires heavy internet access while he's working. Another does school work. We've been printing out homework for years. It's much easier now with my wireless printer. I've installed the software on a few laptops - for my own convenience.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:34 PM

7. That is so cool

what you did for your neighbor. Everyone, especially families with children, should have access to the Internet.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:15 PM

4. lol, friend of mine was using neighbors, then suddenly name changed to "bro - nothing is free" or

something similar. LOL

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:26 PM

5. My son's is FBI surveillance network. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:38 PM

8. How much fun is that?!

Some rainy day I may just change the name for the fun of it!! So mean. Lol!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:40 PM

9. We finally had to password ours..our own computers were slowing down considerably

to the point of frustration. After we put the password on, they picked back up.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:42 PM

10. lol



think I might do that

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread