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    In downtown where I live we have wireless internet
    Muhahaha I just need to hack someone's account and i will be sitting pretty it covers like a 5 mile radius

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    Quote Originally Posted by inniss777
    Hay vcbb5, I have verizon and been doing exactly what you are asking about for some time. I'm using the LG 4400 to my carputer to connect to the internet. You have two choices to connect. With your current voice plan you can use there QNC service AKA quick to net to connect. The down fall with this is that your connection would be 14.8k but the good thing is that you don't have to pay extra for connect to the internet. Connecting at 14.8 is not as bad as it sounds. I've been using it with a software called venturi and it speeds it up to about 56k. The other rout is to subscribe to there express network which they say would give you speeds of 40-60k with bursting speeds of 140k. Venturi does not work to well with the express network. They have also just released a new wireless DSL service that they said would give you between 300-500k connection but it is only availible right now in San Deigo and Washington DC. This would be the S$#T when it becomes nation wide. Can somebody say good buy hotspots and wardriving!
    I'm in San Diego and looked into the service, but I think $80/month is a little out of my league. I think I'll just dial into an ISP with my cell in my car. It's not broadband speeds, but if I want to download MP3s, I will just go home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carabuser
    How 'bout AT&T with thier mMode? Or am I completely off?
    That's what I have, although their data is expensive. The lowest amount you can buy is a meg and it costs a few dollars. After that, you get up to $20 pretty quick and it's still just a few megs (8 or so). I've used my Nokia 3650 to do the connecting, and it works like a champ. The only reason I wanted it though was for hacking around with GPS stuff like broadcasting my position. That's on hold until I go with a company that has reasonable unlimited rates (like T-Mobile). AT&T has the most expensive data plans out of everyone at the moment. I'm hoping they'll come out with better now that we have the number portability thing and everyone's trying to keep customers.

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    I think you have to pay to use the hot spots. Just drive around with a wifi card and look for open networks. Most people are getting 802.11b wireless networks for there homes and not limiting users or firewalling. The only thing you have to do it put a better antenna on the back of the LAN card and that sould be good for a half or more. I'm pretty sure wireless internet works on 24Ghz. Which is good for miles. Then just mark it on your GPS. People have been doing this for a bit mostly near big corporations which had this kinda stuff first. I think they did something with a pringles can to find open networks. I'm not sure exactly how it works but apparently it does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgie345
    I think they did something with a pringles can to find open networks. I'm not sure exactly how it works but apparently it does.
    That's easy!

    Step 1: Eat pringles. Yum!
    Step 2: Throw pringles can away!
    Step 3: Buy a real antenna! (Or make a decent one without a pringles can)

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgie345
    I think you have to pay to use the hot spots.
    That's true for the commercial Hotspots mentioned like Starbucks.

    Quote Originally Posted by edgie345
    The only thing you have to do it put a better antenna on the back of the LAN card and that sould be good for a half or more. I'm pretty sure wireless internet works on 24Ghz. Which is good for miles.
    It's actually 2.4Ghz, and it can be good for miles, but only under special circumstances. Most folks' home WiFi setups won't let you easedrop that far away unfortunately. The Pringles can setup you are referring to is basically a cheap directional antennae that some people have made. There are commercial versions as well (as the post above mentions), but in either case, they are directional, so probably wouldn't be that great for this sort of thing (to my knowledge). What you would want is an omnidirectional antennae that will pick up networks whether you know their phyiscal location or not.

    In any case, it could be feasible to 1) drive up to a building, 2) stop, 3) use the internet, 4) drive away....but I wouldn't put much faith in it as your primary way of accessing the internet from a moving vehicle! (That's not to say that Wardriving isn't fun mind you...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taytay
    That's what I have, although their data is expensive. The lowest amount you can buy is a meg and it costs a few dollars. After that, you get up to $20 pretty quick and it's still just a few megs (8 or so). I've used my Nokia 3650 to do the connecting, and it works like a champ. The only reason I wanted it though was for hacking around with GPS stuff like broadcasting my position. That's on hold until I go with a company that has reasonable unlimited rates (like T-Mobile). AT&T has the most expensive data plans out of everyone at the moment. I'm hoping they'll come out with better now that we have the number portability thing and everyone's trying to keep customers.

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    Did you use bluetooth to connect with 3650? I have the same phone, and was just wondering
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    Quote Originally Posted by carabuser
    Did you use bluetooth to connect with 3650? I have the same phone, and was just wondering
    Yep - I do use it with bluetooth. I bought a Belkin bluetooth adapter for my computer, which, after installed, will allow you to use your phone as a Bluetooth modem. From there you can just go into Dialup networking and tell your computer to dial the special access code on that modem. I forget what it is, but it's something like *99 or some such. The computer will dial it, and you'll be connected. But be careful about using too much data! You can find more info at a number of sites, one of which is nokia3650.net

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    Lets put it out there right now that connecting to someone elses wireless network without permission IS illegal. Even using just netstumbler to search for open networks is legaly questionable.

    I use bluetooth over my nokia 3650 for my in car net. I constantly have issues with it though. I need to get the latest firmware.
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    Hmm... I'm surprised no one has mentioned these. It's a verizon wireless Type II pcmcia card. All the other companies have them too, so check them out
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