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Nauren

Internet Sticks

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I seen lots of commercials about the Rogers Internet Stick and since when I camp the campgrounds block EON8 and other sites as, for example, "Gaming, Message Board, Pornography (I don't blame them on this one.), Spam, etc.)" so I thought I should get an internet stick for my laptop so I can use internet anywhere, and I am also thinking about getting a small laptop (Most of the small laptops I find have XP, so that is a second reason to use it.) Should I invest in a Internet stick? They seem pretty awesome.

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I've never seen the commercials for it or even heard of it. I'll have to google it to see what its all about.

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I've never seen the commercials for it or even heard of it. I'll have to google it to see what its all about.

http://your.rogers.com/Business/productsse...ll-_-en-_-stick

It's just like any mobile internet card that the phone and internet companies have been coming out with as of late. Only reason they call it a stick is due to their available USB-based one as opposed to the standard "card" style you plug into the laptop port. $30 a month, eh? You'd have to be pretty serious about wanting yer internet where ever the heck you are. It's not much, but I wouldn't spend it. Why do that when you can mooch off nearby unprotected wireless signals? :thumbsup::wink: (Just be sure to have an up-to-date anti-virus program)

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http://your.rogers.com/Business/productsse...ll-_-en-_-stick

It's just like any mobile internet card that the phone and internet companies have been coming out with as of late. Only reason they call it a stick is due to their available USB-based one as opposed to the standard "card" style you plug into the laptop port. $30 a month, eh? You'd have to be pretty serious about wanting yer internet where ever the heck you are. It's not much, but I wouldn't spend it. Why do that when you can mooch off nearby unprotected wireless signals? :thumbsup::wink: (Just be sure to have an up-to-date anti-virus program)

Surprisingly, a lot of wireless signals I find are password protected or my laptop says the connection is unknown.

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Surprisingly, a lot of wireless signals I find are password protected or my laptop says the connection is unknown.

Must be people are more paranoid in your region. By me, I can find at least 15 signals just from my own house, and usually 5 or more of them are open.

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When I setup wireless networks for people I never secure them. The reason being is they're too stupid to remember or even know how to use their WEP Key. We're talking about rural and suburban locations here so it doesn't really matter.

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When I setup wireless networks for people I never secure them. The reason being is they're too stupid to remember or even know how to use their WEP Key. We're talking about rural and suburban locations here so it doesn't really matter.

Now I know: if I wish to do naughty things I should trek out to rural areas and hope on a connection out there! Thanks for the tip. Lol

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I rarely get asked after I hook up a wireless router if its secure or not. The ones who do ask never have any idea what it means just that they heard it needs to be. I explain to them how its just so other people can't use their internet connection, and usually the only people who do are neighbors or Wardrivers. I then have to explain to them what that is and how its unlikely somebody in a van or something is going to be sitting out in front of their house using their wi-fi signal.

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I rarely get asked after I hook up a wireless router if its secure or not. The ones who do ask never have any idea what it means just that they heard it needs to be. I explain to them how its just so other people can't use their internet connection, and usually the only people who do are neighbors or Wardrivers. I then have to explain to them what that is and how its unlikely somebody in a van or something is going to be sitting out in front of their house using their wi-fi signal.

I find that it isn't random folks in vehicles or just wandering by, but the neighbors you gotta watch out for. I'm fairly sure someone in my neighborhood is on an NSA watchlist given the things I look up from time to time using their connection.

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I would venture to say that neighbors are the biggest misuse of unsecured wireless networks.

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I would venture to say that neighbors are the biggest misuse of unsecured wireless networks.

Of course, because they have the easiest and most consistent access. Especially if said neighbor is somewhat tech-savvy and doesn't wish for whatever they're doing to be traced back to them. From what I understand, it still can, of course, but in a more complicated fashion.

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:thumbsup: my internet connection is secure, cause i dont want anyome using up my damn bandwith

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:thumbsup: my internet connection is secure, cause i dont want anyome using up my damn bandwith

Wait, Echo... Our internet sucks so bad that we don't even need to lock it... people could steal it, and they'd be off in like a second... it's just that bad. XD

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Of course, because they have the easiest and most consistent access. Especially if said neighbor is somewhat tech-savvy and doesn't wish for whatever they're doing to be traced back to them. From what I understand, it still can, of course, but in a more complicated fashion.

I haven't looked into it but I know there are programs out there that help you easily bypass the security of secure wireless networks. So either way if you want to steal someones wireless signal its relatively easy. I'm sure as it becomes more of a problem they will come out with something better.

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The whole wireless thing reminds me of something that happened when I leeched off of the neighbor's internet.

One day I decided to download WoW on their internet. Now, I mind you, WoW is a 10GB+ game, and this would screw up with their internet really bad. I didn't do it for fun either. Let me just tell you they changed the password on their router.

PS: I don't play WoW anymore, so don't ask.

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Way to horribly rape their bandwidth! I applaud your efforts.

Worst I've done via someone elses connection was to download a bunch o' music and video files off of Limewire. That and the occasional research into explosive/pyrotechnic/conspiratorial things (hence my earlier NSA watchlist comment).

Alas, I no longer use Limewire because you've pretty much got an even chance or getting the file you want, getting a shitty version of the file you want, getting only a part of the file you want, getting an ad with the same filename as the thing you actually want, or getting a virus. Been meaning to try Torrent but it just plain confuses the shit outta me.

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Torrents are pretty simple if you get a crash course in it so here goes.

First you download the Torrent software. There are many out there just like with P2P software. A popular one and the one I use is µTorrent

Once you install it the only thing left to do is to go find the Torrent of whatever you are looking for. A good place to start is Torrent Pond as you can search multiple Torrent sites from one place.

Once you find what you're looking for on whichever site, click on the download link and you're Torrent software (µTorrent for example) will automatically open. Depending on what software you're using a little window will open showing you what files your download contains. You just click ok or whatever and thats it.

The rest is pretty much like P2P. You wait for the file(s) to finish downloading into which ever folder its set at. If you heard the term "seeding" that means after file(s) are finished downloading you leave the Torrent software open (µTorrent for example again) and it automatically helps make the file available to others. The problem is a lot of ISP's are blocking people from being able to seed torrents so you might not be able to.

One last thing. Say you are looking for a song for example. You find it but there is a list of the same one. You generally want to choose the one that has the most activity. You'll know this as it will have a lot of leechers (people downloading said file) and seeders (people sharing said file)

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Torrents are pretty simple if you get a crash course in it so here goes.

First you download the Torrent software. There are many out there just like with P2P software. A popular one and the one I use is µTorrent

Once you install it the only thing left to do is to go find the Torrent of whatever you are looking for. A good place to start is Torrent Pond as you can search multiple Torrent sites from one place.

Once you find what you're looking for on whichever site, click on the download link and you're Torrent software (µTorrent for example) will automatically open. Depending on what software you're using a little window will open showing you what files your download contains. You just click ok or whatever and thats it.

The rest is pretty much like P2P. You wait for the file(s) to finish downloading into which ever folder its set at. If you heard the term "seeding" that means after file(s) are finished downloading you leave the Torrent software open (µTorrent for example again) and it automatically helps make the file available to others. The problem is a lot of ISP's are blocking people from being able to seed torrents so you might not be able to.

One last thing. Say you are looking for a song for example. You find it but there is a list of the same one. You generally want to choose the one that has the most activity. You'll know this as it will have a lot of leechers (people downloading said file) and seeders (people sharing said file)

A lot of my friends use that one as well. Most of my them do so in a way that's somehow related to my college, hence my concern 'cause I didn't know how to set it up. However, if I can just search that torrentpond thing it won't matter.

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I haven't looked into it but I know there are programs out there that help you easily bypass the security of secure wireless networks. So either way if you want to steal someones wireless signal its relatively easy. I'm sure as it becomes more of a problem they will come out with something better.

Most of the reason internet is so easy to steal, is people set the WEP password to the same as their network name...

So if it was "Network1" Their pass would be "Network1". xD It's just idiotic and ignorant behaviors by people, thinking they'd never be hacked or have their wi-fi stolen that makes it so easy to steal it...

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