Hard NOT to in some hotels...
In some motels, I was able to get a better wireless signal from the hotel next door, so I used that. Also, I stayed in a Ramada Inn in Hollywood, Florida that was supposed to have HS Internet, but didn't. Turns out they tell the guests to "steal" the wireless signal from the coffee shop in the adjoining mall!! (My family did patronize the coffee shop quite a bit, so I didn't exactly feel like I was stealing the service.)
When I got my first wireless laptop, I did some rogue connections, just for demonstration purposes. For example, at a restaurant I frequent, I was able to show my companions that I could connect to the insurance office across the street. However, I haven't done so since then.
It is hard to determine business networks. At another local restaurant, I fired up my PDA. I connected to "SkyFi" and checked my email, but when I asked the waiter about the HS Internet, he commented that the restaurant wasn't providing WiFi. I was most likely connecting to one of the office buildings next door. It would be nice if businesses with wireless networks changed the SID on their routers to their business name.
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