- Mar 5, 2005
Everyone seems to have rather strong feelings about WiFi and "stealing bandwith". In my travels, I have made use of the unencripted WiFi at Best Western Motels. 4 times, I have gone into the lobies and asked if I could use it to check my email. I have never been refused. With more and more business making free WiFi available, ie StarBucks, Panera Bread, some rest areas on interstates, and even some MacDonalds, how do you REALLY know if you are stealing or just making use of the free WiFi that has been made available by not incripting it. For example, if you will be travelng in Philadelphia in the near future, you will have free access since the city now has undertaken a project to have 100% of the city covered with free WiFi.