zuzu on 1 Sep 2009 21:29:37 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Verizon business installs of WiFi AP's

On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 6:09 PM, Lee Marzke<lee@marzke.net> wrote:
> FYI,   I'm in a local hotspot that Verizon just installed in the last week
> or so.
> Bones Grill in Kulpsville, PA    Googlemap:  http://tinyurl.com/mvyoqj
> which has great food,  btw, and 25c  wings Tuesdays.
> The SSID is:   9FEF5        128Bit  WEP ( using HEX key )

is this a verizon branded hotspot or something?

I've never ever bothered with any kind of 802.11 encryption (WEP, WPA,
etc.) at home.  I've always run an open AP (actually many APs, spread
both physically and on the 2.4GHz spectrum, sharing the same SSID for

I've been an advocate of the freenetworks.org mentality since the
early adoption of 802.11b circa 2001.  real-life "Wi-Fi" transfer
rates are far below my 20Mbps symmetric (soon to be upgraded to
25Mbps) uplink to FiOS, so why bother trying to "secure" it?  (IMO,
you're just being a dick by locking out free riders.)  anything
important like email should be encrypted with SSL connections from the
client computer anyway.  not to mention all the embedded devices with
"Wi-Fi" connectivity that don't understand or play nice with anything
except an open AP.

so, I've been a tacit "hotspot" for as long as I've been using 802.11b/g/n.

what's your WEP key for then, as a hotspot?
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