|Its never going to make it unless some stupid moron of a florida rep does not understand DCHP does.
It works like this, your neighbor setup an open air signal, that means it is not encrpyted, like radiowave, he does not OWN (bet the F***er thinks he does) the area which his signal travesl. As such its (the router's) acceptance/rejection system, in this case DHCP, extends his choice on who to allow or not allow, and his DHCP allowed it occur.
it works like this my laptop to my neighbors router "CAN I connect???"
my neighbors router router "sure, you are within the perameters of what I am set up to accept."
It is not robbery, if the ****ing router agrees, and hence acts (not to different then a lawyer) as an extention of my neighbor who does not know what WEP/WPA is.
FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO CLEAR THIS UP IT WASN’T HIS NEIGHBOR HE TOOK SERVICE FROM IT WAS SOME RANDOM GUY WHOSE DRIVEWAY HE WENT IN
|Police say Smith admitted using the Wi-Fi signal from the home of Richard Dinon, who had noticed Smith sitting in an SUV outside Dinon's house using a laptop computer.
Just because there is nothing stopping you from entering a system doesn’t mean it is legal. The fact that it is an open air signal and not encrypted doesn’t make a difference to whether the activity is legal or not it just changes the degree of the charges i.e. Trespassing vs. Breaking and Entering. Both are illegal activities but one took a little more effort on the part of the criminal. Accessing any service you didn’t pay for and don’t have permission to use is illegal and taking advantage of some persons naiveté or stupidity.
Yes his laptop worked with his neighbor’s wireless router, the fact that he was operating within the parameters set by his laptop is a useless justification. If a truck delivering money turns over and the money goes everywhere and you run over and pick the money up off the street that is illegal and you can be charged.
The man doesn’t own the radio waves but he does own the service that he is receiving. And the man isn’t being sued for accessing radio waves in the air he is being sued for accessing someone else’s service he didn’t ask for or pay for.
And if his neighbor can't sue him then the wireless internet provider can. That company can sue him for the all the money they should have received during the time he was using their service illegally. The bottom line is the person who pays for the wireless service is held responsible for any actions that take place with the use of his service.
experts say that plenty of illegal use also goes undetected: such as people sneaking on others' networks to traffic in child pornography, steal credit card information and send death threats.
If any of those activities occur the ISP will cancel his service and when investigations begin HE will have to prove he is innocent of doing nothing wrong not some man who keeps pulling up into his driveway. This is not a new idea, in 2003 a man was sentenced to 30 months in prison and required to pay back 2.6 million dollars to DirectTV for making and selling satellite decryption devices. He was charged with illegally accessing and helping others illegally access a service they didn't pay for not gaining access to open air waves.
AND TNTOAK I don’t know exactly what laws this is under but apparently there are some
|Benjamin Smith III, 41, faces a pretrial hearing this month following his April arrest on charges of unauthorized access to a computer network, a third-degree felony.
This indicates there is some law that covers this type of crime and it is a 3rd degree felony so he might be looking at years in jail time and a hefty fine if punished to the full extent of the law. SO I hope this clears up the fact that under the law these activities are illegal and serious actions can come about because of it. And if your going to access your neighbors wireless don't do it in their driveway lol. Personally I would like a wireless network set up that would download a nasty virus to anyone who tried to access it illegally. Of course it would warn the person first but when their hard drive is toast and their BIOS corrupt I would just laugh in their face.