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  1. Schecter1277

    Schecter1277 hi

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    Anyone know if there will ever be a device to allow itouch owners to access the web anywhere like iphone users can?
     
  2. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    wt is an iTouch?

    its called an iPod touch
     
  3. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    it's wifi only...
    if you want anytime anywhere, you get an iphone
     
  4. vurb

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    I just wish America would unlock their damn routers. Now that everyone and their mom has wifi, you'd basically have wifi all over in big cities with little effect on each specific network. I was riding around yesterday with my touches wifi screen open, and it was showing 2-15 networks at all times. 90% locked of course.
     
  5. Pineapple Devil

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    :ugh: why the fuck would i give someone free internet that i pay for?
     
  6. TheWeasel

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    It's going in the other direction actually. New laws are being passed to require people to lock them down. As of right now, if I sit outside your house and commit a crime using your wireless, you may be liable for the damages (and you could have a hell of a time just proving it wasn't you). In many states you may face legal action if you use other's unlocked wireless networks.
     
  7. vurb

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    maybe so you can use theirs when in their neighborhood :ugh:. Did you not fully comprehend what I said? Should I have broken it down to where a 2nd grader could get the point?
     
  8. vurb

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    ya I know. that's the downside of it. pos people and RIAA style jackasses.
     
  9. Naturally Baked

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    I think cities really could make a lot of money if they went completely wifi...I wonder if cancer rates would rise??
     
  10. TheWeasel

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    City wide wifi hasn't been profitable in most areas. In most cases the service and speeds are subpar. In a city south of Minneapolis several thousand switched to city wifi. Within a year more then 99% had switched back to home cable modems. San Fran, Chicago, Boston and others have all pulled the plug on city wide wifi plans. The Minneapolis city wide wifi is slow as crap, expensive, and not available in many areas (in addition to being over a year behind schedule).
     
  11. dbman96

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    Yeah, it's really smart to leave your home PC connected to an open wireless network. :ugh:
     
  12. dbman96

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    I have just such a device. It's my Cingular 8525. I click one button and it acts as a wifi router to share my 3G data connection with any wifi devices in range (with or without wpa/wep security)
     
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    What do you mean a downside?

    If I do P2P over your UNLOCKED network you can be liable to the RIAA for thousands of dollars.

    You can leave your router unlocked, but anyone with common sense is locking there shit tight.
     
  14. Pineapple Devil

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    :hsugh: are you really that stupid? why not just allow them to come into my home and use my computer and printer when they need it. theres a reason people have secured networks. so i can use theirs when im in their neighborhood? get that shit out of here. thats the dumbest reason i've ever heard of
     
  15. vurb

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  16. vurb

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    Ya, I think they were/are in talks about it here too. Probably full of fail though. It'd have to be done right. And it needs to be done on an "I'm only going to use it away from home" type basis, not "this is my sole internet connection for home downloading prons as well as while I'm out and about trying to check my email on my ipod". That'd keep the load down.

    Maybe like offer it along side your cable modem service/DSL. "For $15 extra a month you can get our citywide wifi for when you are away from home".
     
  17. Agreed.
     
  18. ROFLCORE

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    Hey guys, let's all unlock our wifi networks!

    Free internet for all!

    Nobody would ever intercept packets containing sensitive data!
     
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    You are fucking retarded.
     
  20. Brsboarder1

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    the only way the RIAA is going to bust someone is if they are constantly stealing wireless, not just for a day or something. Wireless should be open, why the hell not. There are big movements to try to do this is some cities (SF) and its great when you are cruising around, and need to quickly check something
     
  21. Pineapple Devil

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    b/c if im paying for my home internet im not going to give it away for free. not to mention there is no guarantee that someone isnt going to use it maliciously or free load off of it all the time.

    no thanks. i dont leave mine open and i dont expect anyone else to leave theirs open
     
  22. Schecter1277

    Schecter1277 hi

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    dammit, I guess I should have gotten the iphone... now what shall I do...
    Can't you hack the ipod touch into an iphone? I think they are like 700-800 dollars(right) and it seems like a waste now that I've spent 400 on this one. Anyone give me some advice?
     
  23. Emanon

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    iPhone is $400 and there is no way to hack the touch into an iPhone. Lacks the hardware.
     
  24. dbman96

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    return the iPod Touch, buy an iPhone

    sell the Touch on ebay, buy an iPhone

    plan your purchases more carefully in the future
     
  25. iridium130

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    :ugh: :hsugh:

    ...that would be cool though, if you could get Skype on an iPod Touch :eek4: Too bad there's no mic
     

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