Basic WiFi Questions

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?ZGVubWFya3M=?=, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. I know almost nothing about WiFi. I have a new laptop with it built in. I use
    dial up for the internet. I have 2 basic questions.

    If I go to a hot spot such as an airport and turn on WiFi on my computer
    what will happen step-by-step?

    At home I have tried to turn it on and it shows that I have connected to a
    network, probably at my neighbor's. Obviously I would not try to use it but I
    just wonder what is actually happening. If I was not on my dial up connection
    and started my browser would it actually allow me to use my neighbors ISP?
    What type of security is there?

    Is there a web site that would explain all this in a very low level dummy's
    view?
    --
    Dennis M. Marks
    =?Utf-8?B?ZGVubWFya3M=?=, Dec 16, 2004
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?ZGVubWFya3M=?=

    peter Guest

    http://www.ezlan.net/index.html
    peter
    "denmarks" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I know almost nothing about WiFi. I have a new laptop with it built in. I use
    > dial up for the internet. I have 2 basic questions.
    >
    > If I go to a hot spot such as an airport and turn on WiFi on my computer
    > what will happen step-by-step?
    >
    > At home I have tried to turn it on and it shows that I have connected to a
    > network, probably at my neighbor's. Obviously I would not try to use it but I
    > just wonder what is actually happening. If I was not on my dial up connection
    > and started my browser would it actually allow me to use my neighbors ISP?
    > What type of security is there?
    >
    > Is there a web site that would explain all this in a very low level dummy's
    > view?
    > --
    > Dennis M. Marks
    peter, Dec 17, 2004
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  3. =?Utf-8?B?ZGVubWFya3M=?=

    Russ Braaten Guest

    Oh, and by the way... I think you probaly can have two wireless networks
    existing in the same space, but I don't think you want to deal with those
    issues. I wouldn't recommend it.

    Good Luck,


    "denmarks" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I know almost nothing about WiFi. I have a new laptop with it built in. I

    use
    > dial up for the internet. I have 2 basic questions.
    >
    > If I go to a hot spot such as an airport and turn on WiFi on my computer
    > what will happen step-by-step?
    >
    > At home I have tried to turn it on and it shows that I have connected to a
    > network, probably at my neighbor's. Obviously I would not try to use it

    but I
    > just wonder what is actually happening. If I was not on my dial up

    connection
    > and started my browser would it actually allow me to use my neighbors ISP?
    > What type of security is there?
    >
    > Is there a web site that would explain all this in a very low level

    dummy's
    > view?
    > --
    > Dennis M. Marks
    Russ Braaten, Dec 17, 2004
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