[Novalug] Weird wireless wonders
twigboy2 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 23:56:24 EDT 2007
> D Rider wrote:
> > But the XP box was never run on the other network! How would it know
> > about a network 20 miles away???
> After you returned from the dealer, did you connect the laptop to your
> home network?
No, the laptop (Ubuntu) I ran at the dealership did not come home with me.
In episodes 80 through 83 of the GRC Security Now! podcast, Steve Gibson
> and Leo Laporte discuss a "feature" of Windows XP that allows previously
> seen ad-hoc wi-fi networks to "jump" from computer to computer. If you
> don't want to listen to the podcasts themselves, text and HTML
> transcripts of the podcasts are also on the web site.
> URL: http://www.grc.com/securitynow.htm
> By the way, the current known Wi-Fi distance record is 237 miles between
> two Venezuelan mountains using modified Wi-Fi equipment.
Thanks. I'll try to dig through that.
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