November 19th, 2012, 02:38 AM
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Originally Posted by frijolebreeze
I'm new to Android and have tried a few apps (such as FoxFi) without success. I am looking for suggestions on how to achieve the objective below with a Wi-fi-only Nexus 7 (if even possible - though I thought anything
was supposed to be possible on android).
As many of you know, too often hotels charge for the internet service that should be standard these days.
I think the only standard thing you get in many hotels these days is the bed, anything else is charged extra. And for god's sake, stay out of some of the mini-bars.
TBH it may actually be cheaper and easier to use a 3G enabled device, and share that instead. Far more secure and private as well, unless you're using a VPN with hotel internet. Was staying in a large Hong Kong hotel a couple of years ago, when Firesheep came out
. I could see everyone's Facebook, that was on the same hotel network. You're often able to browse other guest's Windows shares as well on hotel networks. There was one person in the hotel, apparently had a Mac. They'd set their whole hard drive as network shared, with full read/write open to anyone
.... Oops!! I'm not normally into hacking, but when I'm in a hotel room alone, there's nothing on TV, I get curious to find what else is available on the network.
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Last edited by mikedt; November 19th, 2012 at 03:11 AM.