Laptop Newbie Question

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  1. Dias333

    Dias333 Member

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    OK be gentle... I just got a laptop, I'm logged in to some free wi-fi... how come I can't get on the internet???
     
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    dont steal internetz
     
  3. Dias333

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    Gee why didn't I think of that?

    Anyone else wanna try?
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    When you say logged on, you're connected to an access point? You can have an open Wi-Fi connection and still have it not internet capable.

    Do you know who's Wi-Fi it is or just a random neighbor? If it's a person you don't know be mindful that all traffic you pass through their system can effectively be captured by them. If you're a 'borrowing' the connection from an unknown I'd be mindful of this, as you can see them they can see you.

    When you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you :)
     
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    it might have mac filtering (which can be easiliy defeated..google it)
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    There is plenty of free Wi-Fi hot spots around the places, I wouldn't rush to assume he's stealing anything.
     
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    Exactly... I'm on a free wi-fi network. I can connect to it, but I have no internet.
     
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    "FREE" doesn't mean you can "connect to it". Is it just some poor guy's open network? Or is it actually an advertised free hotspot?



    It'd be hilarious if you're connecting to a honeypot :mamoru:
     
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    It's an advertised free hot spot. Are ya gonna help or just interrogate?
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    Have you gotten any information?

    When you connected are you assigned an IP address, if so what is it? ie is it an internal DHCP one or a 'real world' IP address? Most likely you'll have to access a proxy and those details will need to be inputed into your browser settings.

    For the information you'll have to contact the provider. Try select 'Automatic ly detect settings" on your LAN connection under connections tab (IE).
     

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