[LINK] Aussie 'Video Lifelines'

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Wed Mar 28 15:25:57 AEST 2007

At 02:46 PM 28/03/2007, Antony Barry wrote:
>Sometimes it's too damn clever. When I have it set to be at home via
>wifi and start it up at my partner's place it somehow manages to
>latch onto her wifi signal and get a connection even though the ip
>address was supposed to be static. This is before I have told it too.

I had a weird experience with my wireless laptop at a friend's house. 
My email is set to search and download every five minutes most of the 
time. My laptop was sitting on her table and it started beeping that 
I had mail. It evidently found an open wifi modem somewhere in the 
neighbourhood (she has dialup). It only worked for a little while, 
though. The owner must have noticed and either locked it down. It was 
still active, but wouldn't allow any more traffic to me.

I think it's a wireless thing, not a Mac or PC thing.


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