and hypothetically, with the aid of a USB wireless dongle, one could stream iTunes to an Airport Express unit located at the same power outlet as the stereo while simultaneously surfing the web.
A short audio lead from the AE to the Stereo would provide the last piece of the chain.
An AE unit could be persuaded to join the campus wifi, you could join the AE's network and surf and stream together.
Maybe the "free' wifi is not intended to be free at all. There a thousands of wifi owners who don't realize that they are providing, and paying for, bandwidth that they are not using themselves.
I'm sure the "Coffee shop down the street" expects its wifi users to pay for coffee and sundries in return for the service.
Nothing is "Free" and without the owners express permission to use the wifi, its use is less than legal.
Well, I appreciate your honesty about as much as you appreciate mine, I suppose. Fact is, I am not sure I am stealing from anyone. Maybe the free wifi belongs to the coffee shop down the street? I don't know and I suspect you don't either.
So, if I were a college student in a dorm room with a wifi that was campus-wide, would there be a solution to the problem? It seems like a common scenario that does not necessarily equate to crime.
Sorry. My confession that I was a thief was hyperbole. My re-phrasing the question was rhetorical.
Thanks for all of your good advice in these pages, mr macfixit, I will continue to read your free advice. Or is that stealing?