Originally Posted by sykotic
There is a difference between not knowing if it is an illegal act and knowing. It is your responsibility to check local laws.
Along with installing broadband, one of the local cable co. also supports wireless networking, ie using a linksys modem/router. We are required to enable WPA. I always turn off the broadcast as well. I wish users would learn how to secure thier networks or at least pay me the $ to do it for them. This would be a great idea for an individual to go around offering to secure networks. Our contract with the cable co. is for $80 for the router $20 for each computer. On a 4 computer network $160, and it takes less than 1 hour, Hell the router even comes with a setup disk you just walk to each computer and put the disk in. Easy Honest $$.
i understand what you're saying and i agree... in fact I think we’ve agreed on just about everything…
but one thing needs clarification... in the US, EVERYONE is assumed to know ALL laws... this is obviously impossible, not even lawyers know ALL the laws, but it’s the only way the legal system can function…
it would be ridiculous for the court to say “oh, you didn’t KNOW that was illegal? Then never mind, you’re free to go” lol
NOTE: i had written this reply earlier today but i was having trouble with my internet conn... my stupid intel 2915 wants to connect with a Linksys wireless instead of mine lol so i broke down and went and bought several Linksys routers so i could see which one worked the best (i'll return the others) - hopefully as well as my neighbor's... my card is like a dog in heat chasin' that signal