by Karl Bode 06:37PM Wednesday Jan 24 2007 Tipped by MxxCon
As part of their promotional Vista launch, Microsoft has struck a deal with T-Mobile, which will allow Vista laptop owners to access T-Mobile Wi-Fi hotspots free for 90 days after the OS launch. T- Mobile offers access at 8,234 locations, including Borders, Starbucks, Kinkos and several airports. Of course you could just stick with XP and log into the world's largest ISP (linksys) instead for free, but what do we know.
There's plenty of people who have the standard SSID of "linksys" and never bother to put on security. Free access for all.
Right -- around here it's either "linksys" or "belkin54g"... Great ISP's...
2007-Jan-24 7:06 pm: ·
cdru Go Colts Premium,MVM join:2003-05-14 Fort Wayne, IN kudos:7
Don't forget, many times those same ISPs have a public file server on a machine with a host name of Localhost. Usually it's a huge collection of porn, movies, and mp3s. One time I found this picture of some guys wife that could have been a twin sister to my wife... -- Go Colts
Of course you could just stick with XP and log into the world's largest ISP (linksys) instead for free, but what do we know.
It's funny that this keeps getting put in every news posting about some new commercial wireless provider. However, I've been in several airports, quite a few bookstores and even the occasional Starbucks. None of these locations had a "linksys" or other open AP visible. You're virtually certain not to find one smack in the middle of a large airport (DFW, anyone?) that's nowhere near any residences. -- Opinions expressed here are mine and not my employer's. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.