Good point Jay
I thought that if I only got "automatic" on the open networks I was alright. That at least some sort of handshaking had taken place. But if I try to connect on openwrt (below) I still just get automatic. And no failure message either... But what you say is that I've probably set it up ok. Good antennas and such are a different topic.
What sensitive information is transfered at connection to open nets? I mean that is not sent on any internet connection. What if I login on hotmail via an open wireless network for instance?
About the balloons... I, hrm, misspelled the key... Now working!