More than a phone with a GPS navigator

joerg joerg.twinklephone at
Fri Mar 28 14:54:27 CET 2008

Am Fr  28. März 2008 schrieb Alexey Feldgendler:
> On Fri, 28 Mar 2008 12:27:56 +0100, Andy Green <andy at> wrote:
> > I really would love WLAN to scavenge open connections as well at the
> > same time (Holger mentioned this idea but I already cherished it).  So
> > if you walk down a street and you didn't have Internet connection for a
> > while, it keeps seeing new APs each scan and on the basis it deduces you
> > are moving, it can increase the frequency of waking for scan and trying
> > for association and DHCP on anything it finds, update mail and rss,
> > maybe alert you it scored a connection.
> One has to be careful about that. IANAL, but it might be illegal in some  
> countries to use someone's private network even if it's left unencrypted  
> (compare: if an apartment door is left unlocked, it doesn't mean that it's  
> ok for everyone to come in). Also, in many public places you'll get a page  
> telling you that you have to pay or log in instead of any web page you  
> request, and it can confuse the RSS parser, screw up page caches etc.

Agree, no good idea to unsolicitedly use unknown WLANs. Also (and first of 
all) for security reasons.


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