Originally Posted by jonreeves2000
As the original poster, I am totally confused. If the person who owns a wireless network would like it private, why would they not secure it in the first place? By keeping it open, doesn't it mean anyone can 'use' the connection?
I see your point.
But if I left my front door open 'by accident
' or through 'ignorance
' I wouldn't like tom, dick, harry or anyone else to come on in and help them selves although if they did it would be my fault. Thats why I make sure that this doesn't happen. Although there are many people that think it's still ok to leave keys under rocks, windows open while their out and doors unlocked, like the old days and until they become a victim they won't change.
People who leave their wireless communications un secure do so cause they dont think they have to protect them in the first place.
They usually wise up when they spot other computers hooked to their network...