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How to know the wifi signal location?

by Anna Wheil / July 3, 2015 11:50 AM PDT

I am staying in an area, where I am able to see 18(busy metropolitan area) wifi signals. 5 to 6 are accessible without any passwords.I want to inform the owners. Is there's any tool that could tell me the exact location????

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Not yet.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 3, 2015 12:16 PM PDT
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Re: Not yet.
by Anna Wheil / July 4, 2015 3:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Not yet.

I know this software (^^), Thanks for that. But how it will tell me about the location of the person. As I am living in a apartment on 5th floor with allot of neighbors.


Thanks.

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You may have to publish.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 4, 2015 6:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Not yet.

That is, your complex may have a public board so you can print up a flyer that calls out those that didn't secure their WiFi.

Now there are folk that want to share so they do that on purpose.
And there are those that do so to snag passwords and more.

Lesson? Don't use unsecured WiFi for much of anything.

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Re: Re:Not Yet
by Anna Wheil / July 6, 2015 8:36 AM PDT

haha. Good one. @R.Proffitt. It is a simple and perfect solution.

Thanks!

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You are in a city
by James Denison / July 6, 2015 9:23 AM PDT

and you see some open access points. Did it occur to you perhaps those are provided by the city itself? Some cities are doing that now. Also some businesses do it regular, like McDonald's for one. I can even find open access along interstates near motels, truck stops, and other fast food places. I wouldn't worry about it. If a local ISP wanted, they could easily wardrive around and locate these areas and figure who the signals belonged to and contact the ones leaving it open.

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