if it has a popup thingamajig when you surf from it, and dhcp, it's probably free-for-all. using it without permission can give you police problems, if your neighbour cares/notices/knows who you are. On Mon, 2004-05-17 at 21:46, Larry Melman wrote: > I have discovered one of my neighbors has an unprotected wireless > network. > > Using an online bandwidth tester with my own DSL I get a connection > speed of 582 kbps. Conversely, while using the neighbors wireless > network I get a connection speed of 3124 kbps! > > Obviously they have a cable connection but man alive, what a difference. > > From a legal stand point, how is one to know if a wireless network is > purposely made available to others or not?