LoadingReadyRun: How to Find Free Wifi

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How to Find Free Wifi

The LRR crew dispenses some indispensable advice for getting online.

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Admit it. We've all done... things... for free WiFi...

*shudders*

I really liked how much Paul was accepting of it in the Stinger, excellent video, especially with the signs on the Starbucks.

I was really excited for a new X ways to Y video so I'm a little disappointed. It was a nice video though, especially the signs and that stinger.

I once borrowed a friend's Eee, wandered around a small German town and ended up checking my emails while perching the laptop on some random person's fence and using their unsecured linksys.

Luckily no one came and asked ^^

I hope this becomes a thing, like X ways to Y.

This is one of the funniest videos I've seen in a while. I hope to see more like this in the future!

P.S. Thanks

If the situation gets much worse, you might have to... *gulp* go to the library!

Assuming that your public library has wifi and everything, which not all of them do.

You guys certainly have managed to get kicked out of a lot of places. I'd say you have impressive Banned width.

unacomn:
I hope this becomes a thing, like X ways to Y.

The Sam Ramey would be Matt plugging directly into a land line.

Amgeo:
If the situation gets much worse, you might have to... *gulp* go to the library!

Gahh, Learning! Thinking, reading can't... stay... awake...
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Public Wi-Fi IS a lie.

I went to many hotspots last year to get event Pokemon on PKMN Diamond and my DS refused to connect :(

I had no form of WiFi elsewhere.

I think this is better then X ways to y personally. Hope there is more of this.

Just a quick note you can be prosecuted for using private networks without permission so be careful.

Wait you can torrent on an iPad?

I remember a couple of years ago, I was able to connect to someone's wifi but only in some parts of my house and it would disconnect every 5 or 6 minutes. The only place where it wouldn't do that was right outside a window.
So I would sometimes lean outside the window with only my legs inside, trying to get a good connection and not fall out. It was especially annoying in winter or when it would rain. Ahh, good times.

Anyway, the video is awesome. I loved those signs and the conversation between James and the officer was just hilarious.

I do sometimes resort to tethering, but I also keep a usb cable for my phone on hand. Non wireless tether ftw.

And yes, do be careful. You can, in fact, be prosecuted for using someone's Wi-Fi without permission.

DVS BSTrD:
The Sam Ramey would be Matt plugging directly into a land line.

If Sam Raimi were dead right now, he'd be turning over in his grave. Since he isn't, he'll probably just roll casually to the side on his giant pile of money. Perhaps, he'll even see Bruce Campbell outside his solid gold mansion window pleading for a lead roll in a major film.

This video was great. I found myself:
1. Playfully amused at Matt in the top hat and fake moustachio. Such a lucrative Mr. Moneybags!
2. Scared by Paul's creepy angry eyebrows while he is looking down at his laptop screen. I would not approach this man.

That wasn't helpful at all!

But it was funny.

So, that's cool with me.

mew4ever23:
I do sometimes resort to tethering, but I also keep a usb cable for my phone on hand. Non wireless tether ftw.

And yes, do be careful. You can, in fact, be prosecuted for using someone's Wi-Fi without permission.

Especially if the ISP was from a cable company.
As [their] lawyers would argue you are stealing cable as well.

DSL, T3 and Fiber Optic isn't as bad but the rules to very from state to state country to country.

I half-expected a Starbucks "Matt at least buys our drinks" note... ah, well.

My Little Pony is a great reason to steal Wi-Fi.

I was once able to use Starbucks free Wi-fi without buying a single coffee. Yeah, Breakin' the law!

DVS BSTrD:
You guys certainly have managed to get kicked out of a lot of places. I'd say you have impressive Banned width.

Oh, you & your puns. You forgot the sunglasses bit.

I feel more learned already... Keep the Edu-vids coming guys!

Why don't you just go into public libraries? they always have free (but very slow) internet :)

My neighbout has a netgear modem but she wised up and after a few months she started using a password... Unfortunately it is still the default password and the same model modem as mine so I have the password printed nicely to the bottom of the modem.

For reference, I do have my own internet but the wireless connection to her modem from my kitchen is stronger than to my own modem in the living room... (Damn you thick walls)

Darth_Payn:
I was once able to use Starbucks free Wi-fi without buying a single coffee. Yeah, Breakin' the law!

Oh, you're so baaaad *Giggle*

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OH GOD I WANT YOU SO MUCH TAKE ME NOW

As a long-time fan I find it... unsettling that you guys are advocating wardriving. Especially the idea of publicising "there is an open hotspot here", that's not cool. (and technically the legality is VERY questionable as you are essentially accessing people's home networks when doing this)

Here in the UK there is a system BT has set up called FON, where people with BT broadband can open their router up as an OpenZone access point for other people with BT broadband (and people who have openzone access) to use - and it is treated as a completely separate network from the home one. A better solution (though is contingent on using BT).

In short: If a business (or individual) sets up a specific access point to allow you internet access, then by all means use it. If an individual, through their ignorance, has not set up encryption however, simply pity them. Don't exploit their mistake.

MatParker116:
Just a quick note you can be prosecuted for using private networks without permission so be careful.

Not in my country. :D

What I got out of this video is that wearing a business suit and having a phone out in the open makes you more attractive to the opposite sex.

best thing to do is go to a university. Most of those in my area have a university WiFi and a guest WiFi. If you're young enough you look like a student. If you're old enough you'll look like a professor.

Jesus, reminds me of the eight months I didn't have internet for and had to steal neighbor's wifi.

First time I ever guessed a password correctly, too. 12345.

Ah, good memories.

The library where I work has free WiFi. One at a neighboring Library can actually be accessed without going inside the building, and it runs 24/7. They haven't yet caught anyone outside at night, though.

Lol, I remember being abroad in Germany in 2004... Wardriving at a snailspace in some residential area. We'd picked the hostel based on proximity to the CeBIT fair (Largest yearly IT conference in the EU) AND because it had free wifi for customers.

Luckily I'd borrowed the hot new Blackberry for a test, so I had -ridiculously expensive- 3G roaming and RIM payed the tab, so I'd check my e-mail everywhere anyhow!

Why yes!!! I *am* an IT-journalist!

orangeapples:
best thing to do is go to a university. Most of those in my area have a university WiFi and a guest WiFi. If you're young enough you look like a student. If you're old enough you'll look like a professor.

Really?
I remember being *IN* university (2001-2005) and they had locked the WIFI down to MAC-adress. You'd have to register your laptop, showing student ID, and then they'd note your MAC-adress, granting it access EVERTUALLY....

Downloaded at 12.5 MegaBYTE. Probably fastest at the time (2001!)...

I've been using wifi on my PS3 for three years running now. It either wasn't password protected, or I got express permission to use it. I get a very great connection and, except for the occasional hiccup, it's completely worth it.

A shame the OS can't run certain websites.

Also, I saw Matt stealing internet for MLP coming before Matt even showed up.

I'm on free wi-fi, at the town library, because I don't have internet at home.

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