So, I brought out my laptop to do any necessary program upgrades. I try to do that a couple times a month, otherwise it can take forever to do all the windows, firewall and anti- virus updates all at once.
I checked to make sure the radio- the thing that connects to wireless networks- is disabled. Then I wondered if were are any wireless networks nearby so I enabled the radio to see what signals I could get.
I did pick up one, and only one, strong wireless signal and it wasn't a secured network. So I tried connecting and it worked. I'm using it right now to write this post.
This is kinda neat although I'm not sure how ethical it is. I know some states have laws against such things. Doesn't matter. I prefer hard line DSL, anyway, if it's available and I do have hard line DSL. Nice to know this is available, though.
The name of the network is a somebody's last name. I'll have to ask my new next door neighbor what her last name is. Who needs government to provide wireless when your neighbors provide it for you?