Wi-Fi quetion

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by jets91090, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. jets91090

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    For most wireless networks that it finds, it asks for a W-HEX key or password, where do you get that from? Are you not able to get in because it's secure?
     
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    It's a secured network, you can't access it without a key.
     
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    In other words, unless you know the owner of the wi-fi source or are able to obtain the key then you cannot access that wi-fi. I'm always surprised by how many unsecured wi-fi networks there are around. There are one or sometimes two near enough to my house to "borrow" if our wi-fi goes down for whatever reason. Many businesses offer free (usually unsecured) wi-fi as well. Most hotels these days now offer free wi-fi (but usually require a key or at least a user agreement that must be accepted on each machine that taps into the wi-fi).
     
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    Hopefully it need not be said, but it probably does. If you elect to access an unsecured network it is a VERY BAD idea to put (or access) anything on the net that you don't want to see on the reader board in Times Square. This applies to logins, passwords, email messages, bank account numbers, etc. etc. etc.

    And if you access a secured network, it is also a VERY BAD IDEA to put/access anything that you don't want the administrator of the network to see.