Originally Posted by Tech_Girl
So would it be possible to pick up a connection from another house (that has a wireless router)? I don't think anyone around here has one, but I'm just curious. Thanks.
Yeah it would be possible to pick up someone else's wireless network. If they don't have it encrypted (which, suprisingly .. many people don't) you should be able to get on no problem. If they do have it encrypted, you would have to know their network key. In my house, I can pick up 3 or 4 of my neighbor's networks. 2 of which are wide open. Just driving around a couple streets down, i picked up about 6 more between here and there. Which like 1 of them was encrypted. So if you DO go wireless, make sure you set up encryption or have someone set it up for you if you do not know how.