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  1. wireless ipw3945

    I am a newbie with linux. I've installed Mandriva 2008 n a notebook
    toshiba with windows vista and after downloaded and installed necessary
    RPM for Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG I cannot connect the device eth1
    (eth0 is OK). Can anyone help me?Thanks in advance. Oder.

  2. Re: wireless ipw3945

    Oder wrote:
    > I am a newbie with linux. I've installed Mandriva 2008 n a notebook
    > toshiba with windows vista and after downloaded and installed necessary
    > RPM for Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG I cannot connect the device eth1
    > (eth0 is OK). Can anyone help me?Thanks in advance. Oder.


    Do you have a second NIC for a second ethernet connection (wired)?
    If not, eth1 should not be working, as it does not exist. If you
    do, connect it to a router with a 5e line and create the connection
    in Mandriva Control Center.

    But, it sounds like you need to go into MCC and set up a wireless
    connection. I have not done this, so I will refrain from misleading
    you with instructions.

    Cheers!

    jim b.

    --
    UNIX is not user-unfriendly; it merely
    expects users to be computer-friendly.

  3. Re: wireless ipw3945

    Jim Beard wrote:
    > Oder wrote:
    >> I am a newbie with linux. I've installed Mandriva 2008 n a notebook
    >> toshiba with windows vista and after downloaded and installed necessary
    >> RPM for Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG I cannot connect the device eth1
    >> (eth0 is OK). Can anyone help me?Thanks in advance. Oder.

    >
    > Do you have a second NIC for a second ethernet connection (wired)?
    > If not, eth1 should not be working, as it does not exist. If you
    > do, connect it to a router with a 5e line and create the connection
    > in Mandriva Control Center.
    >
    > But, it sounds like you need to go into MCC and set up a wireless
    > connection. I have not done this, so I will refrain from misleading you
    > with instructions.
    >
    > Cheers!
    >
    > jim b.
    >

    Thanks. I have a wired connections, it is OK. I went in MCC and setup a
    wireless connection but eth1 is not up. I have a router but what is a 5e
    line? I'm really a newbie with linux. Thanks again. Oder.

  4. Re: wireless ipw3945

    Oder writes:

    >I am a newbie with linux. I've installed Mandriva 2008 n a notebook
    >toshiba with windows vista and after downloaded and installed necessary
    >RPM for Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG I cannot connect the device eth1
    >(eth0 is OK). Can anyone help me?Thanks in advance. Oder.


    Not enough information. What is eth1 and what is eth0? Which package did
    you download for the 3945? What did you try? What does
    iwlist s
    say?
    What does
    ifconfig
    say?
    What is the content of /etc/modprobe.conf?
    what output does
    lsmod |grep 3945
    give?
    Did you remember to download the firmware for the 3945 as well as the
    module package?
    .....


  5. Re: wireless ipw3945

    Unruh wrote:
    > Oder writes:
    >
    >> I am a newbie with linux. I've installed Mandriva 2008 n a notebook
    >> toshiba with windows vista and after downloaded and installed necessary
    >> RPM for Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG I cannot connect the device eth1
    >> (eth0 is OK). Can anyone help me?Thanks in advance. Oder.

    >
    > Not enough information. What is eth1 and what is eth0? Which package did
    > you download for the 3945? What did you try? What does
    > iwlist s
    > say?
    > What does
    > ifconfig
    > say?
    > What is the content of /etc/modprobe.conf?
    > what output does
    > lsmod |grep 3945
    > give?
    > Did you remember to download the firmware for the 3945 as well as the
    > module package?
    > ....
    >

    I Think eth0 is wired and eth1 wireless.

    Ok I downloaded and installed > ipw3945d-1.7.22-4mdv2008.0
    > ipw3945-kernel-2.6.22.9-laptop-2mdv-1.2.1-2mdv2008.0
    > dkms-ipw3945-1.2.1-2mdv2008.0
    > ipw3945-kernel-2.6.22.9-laptop-1mdv-1.2.1-2mdv2008.0
    > ipw3945-ucode-1.13-2mdv2007.0
    > ipw3945-kernel-laptop-latest-1.2.1-1.20071119.2mdv2008.0

    The iwlist s
    > Cell 02 - Address: 00:1A:70:72:AD:79
    > ESSID:""
    > Protocol:IEEE 802.11bg
    > Mode:Master
    > Channel:6
    > Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
    > Encryption keyn
    > Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
    > 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
    > 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
    > Quality=99/100 Signal level=-24 dBm Noise level=-24 dBm
    > Extra: Last beacon: 0ms ago

    The iwconfig > eth1 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"oder" Nickname:"localhost"
    > Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:1A:70:72:AD:79
    > Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power:15 dBm
    > Retry limit:15 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    > Encryption key:7265-646F-73 Security modepen
    > Power Managementff
    > Link Quality=98/100 Signal level=-25 dBm Noise level=-25 dBm
    > Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    > Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:5230 Missed beacon:0
    >

    /etc/modprobe.conf
    > alias eth0 e100
    > alias sound-slot-0 snd_hda_intel
    > options snd-ac97-codec power_save=1
    > install scsi_hostadapter /sbin/modprobe ata_piix; /sbin/modprobe ahci; /sbin/modprobe usb_storage; /bin/true
    > remove tifm_7xx1 /sbin/modprobe -r mmc_block; /sbin/modprobe -r tifm_sd; /sbin/modprobe --first-time -r --ignore-remove tifm_7x$
    > install tifm_7xx1 /sbin/modprobe --first-time --ignore-install tifm_7xx1 && { /sbin/modprobe mmc_block; /sbin/modprobe tifm_sd;$
    > install usb-interface /sbin/modprobe uhci_hcd; /sbin/modprobe ehci_hcd; /bin/true
    > remove sdhci /sbin/modprobe -r mmc_block; /sbin/modprobe --first-time -r --ignore-remove sdhci
    > install sdhci /sbin/modprobe --first-time --ignore-install sdhci && { /sbin/modprobe mmc_block; /bin/true; }
    > alias ieee1394-controller ohci1394
    > alias eth1 ipw3945
    >

    lsmod | grep 3945
    > ipw3945 201700 1
    > ieee80211 31752 1 ipw3945
    >
    > dmesg
    > NET: Registered protocol family 17
    > ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
    > ipw3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945 Network Connection driver for Linux, 1.2.1dmpr
    > ipw3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
    > PCI: Enabling device 0000:03:00.0 (0000 -> 0002)
    > ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:03:00.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
    > PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:03:00.0 to 64
    > ipw3945: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
    > ipw3945: Detected geography ABG (11 802.11bg channels, 13 802.11a channels)
    > ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
    > ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'WEP'
    > ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth1: link becomes ready
    > eth1: no IPv6 routers present


    Thank you very much indeed.
    Cheers, Oder.

    I d'dont know about firmware or module package.



  6. Re: wireless ipw3945

    Oder writes:

    >Unruh wrote:
    >> Oder writes:
    >>
    >>> I am a newbie with linux. I've installed Mandriva 2008 n a notebook
    >>> toshiba with windows vista and after downloaded and installed necessary
    >>> RPM for Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG I cannot connect the device eth1
    >>> (eth0 is OK). Can anyone help me?Thanks in advance. Oder.


    From below, your card is fine. The AP demands encryption. Have you set it
    up properly?


    >>
    >> Not enough information. What is eth1 and what is eth0? Which package did
    >> you download for the 3945? What did you try? What does
    >> iwlist s
    >> say?
    >> What does
    >> ifconfig
    >> say?
    >> What is the content of /etc/modprobe.conf?
    >> what output does
    >> lsmod |grep 3945
    >> give?
    >> Did you remember to download the firmware for the 3945 as well as the
    >> module package?
    >> ....
    >>

    >I Think eth0 is wired and eth1 wireless.


    OK, so eth0 is irrelevant to this discussion.


    >Ok I downloaded and installed > ipw3945d-1.7.22-4mdv2008.0

    That is the "regualtory daemon" for ipw2945. It is not the module itself.


    >> ipw3945-kernel-2.6.22.9-laptop-2mdv-1.2.1-2mdv2008.0


    This is the module itself for that very specific kernel 2.6.22.9 Is that
    the kernel you have?

    >> dkms-ipw3945-1.2.1-2mdv2008.0


    This is to setup the system to compile the module every time you put in a
    new kernel. You MUST also install the new kernel-source at the same time.

    >> ipw3945-kernel-2.6.22.9-laptop-1mdv-1.2.1-2mdv2008.0


    This is already covered by the top one It is an older version of that file.


    >> ipw3945-ucode-1.13-2mdv2007.0


    This is the microcode (firmware) for the card.

    >> ipw3945-kernel-laptop-latest-1.2.1-1.20071119.2mdv2008.0


    Not at all sure what kernel this is supposed to be for.


    >The iwlist s


    This means that your 3945 is working. The card or driver is not the
    problem. No need to worry anymore about that.


    >> Cell 02 - Address: 00:1A:70:72:AD:79
    >> ESSID:""
    >> Protocol:IEEE 802.11bg
    >> Mode:Master
    >> Channel:6
    >> Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
    >> Encryption keyn
    >> Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
    >> 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
    >> 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
    >> Quality=99/100 Signal level=-24 dBm Noise level=-24 dBm
    >> Extra: Last beacon: 0ms ago

    >The iwconfig > eth1 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"oder" Nickname:"localhost"


    This says that the essid of the AP you are connecting to is called "oder".
    Is tht right? Is taht what you called it?
    It also has encryption enabled. Did you set up encrytion properly?

    ....................
    >Cheers, Oder.


    >I d'dont know about firmware or module package.


    Not to worry, your card is working.
    And you have an AP that you are presumably trying to connect to.

    Now the question is are you propely using the correct encryption type and
    key?







  7. Re: wireless ipw3945

    On Sun, 25 Nov 2007 16:32:22 -0500, Unruh wrote:

    > This is to setup the system to compile the module every time you put in a
    > new kernel. You MUST also install the new kernel-source at the same time.


    Don't forget Mandriva changed the naming conventions with this release.

    When you install kernel-xxxx you should also install the kernel-xxxx-devel
    rpm, to get the equivalent of the old kernel-source-stripped rpm.

    Installing the kernel-source-xxxx, is needed only if you are compiling
    your own kernel.

    If you install the kernel-source-xxxx, and do not install the
    kernel-xxxx-devel, you will run into problems compiling kernel modules.

    Install both kernel-source-xxxx and kernel-xxxx-devel, if you will be
    compiling modules both for the mandriva supplied kernel, and your own
    compiled kernel.

    --
    Change nomail.afraid.org to ody.ca to reply by email.
    (nomail.afraid.org has been set up specifically for
    use in usenet. Feel free to use it yourself.)

  8. Re: wireless ipw3945

    Unruh wrote:
    > Oder writes:
    >
    >> Unruh wrote:
    >>> Oder writes:
    >>>
    >>>> I am a newbie with linux. I've installed Mandriva 2008 n a notebook
    >>>> toshiba with windows vista and after downloaded and installed necessary
    >>>> RPM for Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG I cannot connect the device eth1
    >>>> (eth0 is OK). Can anyone help me?Thanks in advance. Oder.

    >
    > From below, your card is fine. The AP demands encryption. Have you set it
    > up properly?
    >
    >
    >>> Not enough information. What is eth1 and what is eth0? Which package did
    >>> you download for the 3945? What did you try? What does
    >>> iwlist s
    >>> say?
    >>> What does
    >>> ifconfig
    >>> say?
    >>> What is the content of /etc/modprobe.conf?
    >>> what output does
    >>> lsmod |grep 3945
    >>> give?
    >>> Did you remember to download the firmware for the 3945 as well as the
    >>> module package?
    >>> ....
    >>>

    >> I Think eth0 is wired and eth1 wireless.

    >
    > OK, so eth0 is irrelevant to this discussion.
    >
    >
    >> Ok I downloaded and installed > ipw3945d-1.7.22-4mdv2008.0

    > That is the "regualtory daemon" for ipw2945. It is not the module itself.
    >
    >
    >>> ipw3945-kernel-2.6.22.9-laptop-2mdv-1.2.1-2mdv2008.0

    >
    > This is the module itself for that very specific kernel 2.6.22.9 Is that
    > the kernel you have?
    >
    >>> dkms-ipw3945-1.2.1-2mdv2008.0

    >
    > This is to setup the system to compile the module every time you put in a
    > new kernel. You MUST also install the new kernel-source at the same time.
    >
    >>> ipw3945-kernel-2.6.22.9-laptop-1mdv-1.2.1-2mdv2008.0

    >
    > This is already covered by the top one It is an older version of that file.
    >
    >
    >>> ipw3945-ucode-1.13-2mdv2007.0

    >
    > This is the microcode (firmware) for the card.
    >
    >>> ipw3945-kernel-laptop-latest-1.2.1-1.20071119.2mdv2008.0

    >
    > Not at all sure what kernel this is supposed to be for.
    >
    >
    >> The iwlist s

    >
    > This means that your 3945 is working. The card or driver is not the
    > problem. No need to worry anymore about that.
    >
    >
    >>> Cell 02 - Address: 00:1A:70:72:AD:79
    >>> ESSID:""
    >>> Protocol:IEEE 802.11bg
    >>> Mode:Master
    >>> Channel:6
    >>> Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
    >>> Encryption keyn
    >>> Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
    >>> 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
    >>> 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
    >>> Quality=99/100 Signal level=-24 dBm Noise level=-24 dBm
    >>> Extra: Last beacon: 0ms ago

    >> The iwconfig > eth1 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"oder" Nickname:"localhost"

    >
    > This says that the essid of the AP you are connecting to is called "oder".
    > Is tht right? Is taht what you called it?
    > It also has encryption enabled. Did you set up encrytion properly?
    >
    > ...................
    >> Cheers, Oder.

    >
    >> I d'dont know about firmware or module package.

    >
    > Not to worry, your card is working.
    > And you have an AP that you are presumably trying to connect to.
    >
    > Now the question is are you propely using the correct encryption type and
    > key?
    >
    >

    Thanks again.
    I installed all kernel.
    > root@localhost oder]# rpm -qa | grep kernel
    > kernel-laptop-devel-2.6.22.9-2mdv-1-1mdv2008.0
    > kernel-laptop-2.6.22.9-1mdv-1-1mdv2008.0
    > kernel-laptop-devel-2.6.22.9-1mdv-1-1mdv2008.0
    > ndiswrapper-kernel-laptop-latest-1.47-1.20071119.2mdv2008.0
    > ipw3945-kernel-2.6.22.9-laptop-2mdv-1.2.1-2mdv2008.0
    > kernel-source-2.6.22.9-2mdv-1-1mdv2008.0
    > kernel-laptop-latest-2.6.22.9-2mdv2008.0
    > ndiswrapper-kernel-2.6.22.9-laptop-2mdv-1.47-2mdv2008.0
    > ipw3945-kernel-2.6.22.9-laptop-1mdv-1.2.1-2mdv2008.0
    > ipw3945-kernel-laptop-latest-1.2.1-1.20071119.2mdv2008.0
    > kernel-laptop-2.6.22.9-2mdv-1-1mdv2008.0
    > kernel-source-2.6.22.9-1mdv-1-1mdv2008.0


    I tried configure with WEP (open and restrict), non one, WPA and I saw
    in iwconfig eth1 this encryption key: 7265-646-73. I used it but doesn't
    work. When I used WPA I looked: interface eth1 active; BUT was
    impossible to connect internet.
    What do you suggest?
    Cheers, Oder.


  9. Re: wireless ipw3945

    Oder writes:


    >I tried configure with WEP (open and restrict), non one, WPA and I saw
    >in iwconfig eth1 this encryption key: 7265-646-73. I used it but doesn't
    >work. When I used WPA I looked: interface eth1 active; BUT was
    >impossible to connect internet.
    >What do you suggest?
    >Cheers, Oder.



    I am sorry but you cannot guess keys. You either have the right one or you
    do not. If you have control of the wireless access point (AP0 -- the
    router-- then you set the key, if you do not then get in touch with the
    person who did set the key and get it from them. DO not guess. Do not look
    and try it.

    Preferabley disable authentication completely, and try to connect. Once you
    have that working THEN set up wireless authentication. Solve one problem at
    a time.

  10. Re: wireless ipw3945

    Unruh wrote:
    > Oder writes:
    >
    >
    >> I tried configure with WEP (open and restrict), non one, WPA and I saw
    >> in iwconfig eth1 this encryption key: 7265-646-73. I used it but doesn't
    >> work. When I used WPA I looked: interface eth1 active; BUT was
    >> impossible to connect internet.
    >> What do you suggest?
    >> Cheers, Oder.

    >
    >
    > I am sorry but you cannot guess keys. You either have the right one or you
    > do not. If you have control of the wireless access point (AP0 -- the
    > router-- then you set the key, if you do not then get in touch with the
    > person who did set the key and get it from them. DO not guess. Do not look
    > and try it.
    >
    > Preferabley disable authentication completely, and try to connect. Once you
    > have that working THEN set up wireless authentication. Solve one problem at
    > a time.


    Ol Unruh,

    I don't know how to thanks you.
    But I know I learned with you.
    The wireless was successfully completed.
    Thank you very much indeed.
    Cheers, Oder.

  11. Re: wireless ipw3945

    On Tue, 27 Nov 2007 08:25:00 -0200, Oder wrote:

    > Unruh wrote:
    >> Oder writes:
    >>
    >>
    >>> I tried configure with WEP (open and restrict), non one, WPA and I saw
    >>> in iwconfig eth1 this encryption key: 7265-646-73. I used it but
    >>> doesn't work. When I used WPA I looked: interface eth1 active; BUT was
    >>> impossible to connect internet.
    >>> What do you suggest?
    >>> Cheers, Oder.

    >>
    >>
    >> I am sorry but you cannot guess keys. You either have the right one or
    >> you do not. If you have control of the wireless access point (AP0 --
    >> the router-- then you set the key, if you do not then get in touch with
    >> the person who did set the key and get it from them. DO not guess. Do
    >> not look and try it.
    >>
    >> Preferabley disable authentication completely, and try to connect. Once
    >> you have that working THEN set up wireless authentication. Solve one
    >> problem at a time.

    >
    > Olá Unruh,
    >
    > I don't know how to thanks you.
    > But I know I learned with you.
    > The wireless was successfully completed. Thank you very much indeed.
    > Cheers, Oder.



    just for your info if you have a router on your net & know what IP
    address its using...such as 10.1.10.1 or 192.168.1.1 then go to a browser
    and it will show up, you may need the username and password, if you
    havent changed them they are usually admin admin or something like that.
    you can call dlink or linksys and they will tell you...then if its a
    wireless connection please do encrypt it to many cheaps out there. Where
    I live they are prosecuting people for hopping on anothers wireless
    connection.

    --
    gone in a second......>>>>>>jjim
    registered Linux user 281836........

  12. Re: wireless ipw3945

    jjim writes:

    >On Tue, 27 Nov 2007 08:25:00 -0200, Oder wrote:


    >> Unruh wrote:
    >>> Oder writes:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> I tried configure with WEP (open and restrict), non one, WPA and I saw
    >>>> in iwconfig eth1 this encryption key: 7265-646-73. I used it but
    >>>> doesn't work. When I used WPA I looked: interface eth1 active; BUT was
    >>>> impossible to connect internet.
    >>>> What do you suggest?
    >>>> Cheers, Oder.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> I am sorry but you cannot guess keys. You either have the right one or
    >>> you do not. If you have control of the wireless access point (AP0 --
    >>> the router-- then you set the key, if you do not then get in touch with
    >>> the person who did set the key and get it from them. DO not guess. Do
    >>> not look and try it.
    >>>
    >>> Preferabley disable authentication completely, and try to connect. Once
    >>> you have that working THEN set up wireless authentication. Solve one
    >>> problem at a time.

    >>
    >> Olá Unruh,
    >>
    >> I don't know how to thanks you.
    >> But I know I learned with you.
    >> The wireless was successfully completed. Thank you very much indeed.
    >> Cheers, Oder.



    >just for your info if you have a router on your net & know what IP
    >address its using...such as 10.1.10.1 or 192.168.1.1 then go to a browser
    >and it will show up, you may need the username and password, if you
    >havent changed them they are usually admin admin or something like that.
    >you can call dlink or linksys and they will tell you...then if its a
    >wireless connection please do encrypt it to many cheaps out there. Where
    >I live they are prosecuting people for hopping on anothers wireless
    >connection.



    It is a good idea to put in authentication AFTER you have gotten your
    wireless to work, I agree. No idea what y our last sentence has to do with
    anything, since he is not hopping on another's wireless.
    Not sure what they are prosecuting people for either.



  13. Re: wireless ipw3945



    Unruh wrote:
    > jjim writes:
    >
    > >On Tue, 27 Nov 2007 08:25:00 -0200, Oder wrote:

    >
    > >> Unruh wrote:
    > >>> Oder writes:
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>> I tried configure with WEP (open and restrict), non one, WPA and I saw
    > >>>> in iwconfig eth1 this encryption key: 7265-646-73. I used it but
    > >>>> doesn't work. When I used WPA I looked: interface eth1 active; BUT was
    > >>>> impossible to connect internet.
    > >>>> What do you suggest?
    > >>>> Cheers, Oder.
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>> I am sorry but you cannot guess keys. You either have the right one or
    > >>> you do not. If you have control of the wireless access point (AP0 --
    > >>> the router-- then you set the key, if you do not then get in touch with
    > >>> the person who did set the key and get it from them. DO not guess. Do
    > >>> not look and try it.
    > >>>
    > >>> Preferabley disable authentication completely, and try to connect. Once
    > >>> you have that working THEN set up wireless authentication. Solve one
    > >>> problem at a time.
    > >>
    > >> Ol Unruh,
    > >>
    > >> I don't know how to thanks you.
    > >> But I know I learned with you.
    > >> The wireless was successfully completed. Thank you very much indeed.
    > >> Cheers, Oder.

    >
    >
    > >just for your info if you have a router on your net & know what IP
    > >address its using...such as 10.1.10.1 or 192.168.1.1 then go to a browser
    > >and it will show up, you may need the username and password, if you
    > >havent changed them they are usually admin admin or something like that.
    > >you can call dlink or linksys and they will tell you...then if its a
    > >wireless connection please do encrypt it to many cheaps out there. Where
    > >I live they are prosecuting people for hopping on anothers wireless
    > >connection.

    >
    >
    > It is a good idea to put in authentication AFTER you have gotten your
    > wireless to work, I agree. No idea what y our last sentence has to do with
    > anything, since he is not hopping on another's wireless.


    Well he could be just as easily be using another wireless.
    Until I set up properly it would connect to other peoples routers
    rather than mine and people were connecting to mine while using
    trivial passwords learning to set it up.

    > Not sure what they are prosecuting people for either.


    Unlawful access to a network? Out this direction people get prosecuted
    while sitting in their cars
    in front of peoples houses sponging off their internet. I don't think
    people want people parked in front of their houses at night doing who
    knows what on their network connection to the internet.

    As far as neighbors, I don't know.

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