Introduction: WIFI Hunting!

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Would you like to go hunting but with the state of the economy find it difficult to drive out to the woods? Well, this delivers the same thrills as hunting (sorta) but may be closer to home and very inexpensive if you already have the materials. it also makes for good future reference.

Step 1: The Hunting Grounds

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the first thing you need to do is choose the hunting grounds. big outdoor strip malls of business complexes are good choices, somewhere that will have lots of wifi hotspots. However i would recommend the malls instead of the business complexes because you would fit in more in a crowd of people shopping then a few business men walking around, and will cause less commotion from security. After you have selected your location, find the area on google maps and select the satellite view. you can print it out or upload it to your phone or what ever you are using to find the wifi, speaking of which...

Step 2: Choosing Your Weapon!

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The most expensive part of your hunt should be this part, you probably dont need to buy one of these but if you do they are relatively cheap, depending on how advanced it is. this feature is built in to many modern phones and other devises that you may have. My weapon of choice is my Nintendo ds with Dsorganize. if you have a ds and a flash card, i would recommend this one because it lets you upload your map and keep notes, and i think it also lets you draw on the map (ill confirm this once i find out) which is really helpful in the game.

Step 3: Start the Hunt!

Now its time to start. Its fun buy yourself, but wheres the competition? You can split up in groups or it can be every man for himself (my favorite). you all start at the same place and then split up following the signal you choose, once you find the store you think the signal is coming from. very politely ask an employe if they have Wifi in there store and what its name is, 50% of the time they wont know, if so, ask to talk to the manager and ask the same question. they most probably WILL know. then ask them that if anyone comes buy asking for the wifi, to tell them that you've already come buy. Mark the store on your map with an X or some mark . congratulations on your first kill!

When the hunt is over at the time you all agreed on, meet at the spot you all agreed to meet at. who ever has the most kills is the winner of that hunt!

Step 4: A Few Tips,

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some good places to start looking are at phone stores, coffee shops, libraries, around hotels, and McDonnell's or other restaurants that may have wifi, if you see the wifi logo in a shop window thats a dead give away, but remember to find these places first, because they go fast.


nuuser (author)2014-10-13

ever heard of wardriving with kismet or any other compatible software? There are people who let their pets do it for them (google warkitti).

your dog (author)2009-03-11

it's also fun see what names people come up with for wifi. you can find some pretty funny ones......

Gamer917 (author)your dog2010-01-23

One of them I saw was called "buy some google shares mom"

lukeyj15 (author)Gamer9172010-07-06

i saw one called "no money, no access" it was protected with wpa2

HacknModer (author)lukeyj152011-10-25

I have seen one that said "NO FREE WIFI FOR YOU"

tweakinreaper (author)2011-04-28

If I was on Jeopardy........
I say: Legal Web Hacking for $500
Alex Trebek says that is todays daily double! then describes the gist of this 'ible
I say: What is War Driving......
Alex Trebek says: That is correct!

lol.....enjoy yall!

dwarren-1 (author)2011-03-07

the last time I went roaming for WiFi, I ran into an internet filter. apparently it had google blocked so I couldnt check my mail.....darn, oh well

PerfectPantaloons (author)2011-02-06

It's even more fun to dress up like a spy and bring all ur Awesome WIFI (homade) gadgets then crack the UBER protected stuff

Borat (author)2010-02-12

 Maybe you could mark the front of the store sort of like those old hobo marks to show you've already been there?

DIY Dave (author)Borat2010-06-13

lol good idea

altrobot (author)2010-04-14

Damn, I thought that this involved some wifi hacking or something of that sort.

thelastonekills (author)2010-04-11

any one know how to use a laptop and a gps to map wifi hotspots while you drive/ walk, so that it is all digital and convenient

aleixoar (author)2010-03-25

may be you can pay for it? isntead of asking every store employee or manager about can use your phone or so and make searchs in every block for a non secure network or pay a cup of coffe and ask for password. LOL sorry but i don't know what is the trick

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Borat (author)2010-02-12

 Those pictures are of a Sprint phone and a HP WiFi finder keyfob, aren't they? I thought you wrote that you used a Nintendo DS.

dombeef (author)2009-04-23

How are you able to get maps with dsorganiser?

wesley1234 (author)dombeef2009-04-23

Dont remember, i havent used it sence i got my ipod touch. Sorry, try google.

Jake Morton (author)wesley12342010-01-04

i recently got an ipod touch and they are great fun to finds open wifi points and use internet apps!

morganw (author)2009-05-15

what is the hp key chain thing?

wesley1234 (author)morganw2009-05-16

Its a little wifi finder, they dont work to well for sommthing like this, but there really cheap.

retardoricardo (author)2009-05-03

how do u use the ds to find wifi?

Spartan 117 (author)2008-07-23

i reckon i could find "42!" free wifi spots Aaron

wesley1234 (author)Spartan 1172008-07-23


Spartan 117 (author)wesley12342008-07-24

54 Aaron lol i think yo meant 6 by 7 lol the answer to life the universe and everything

gonturan (author)Spartan 1172009-04-02

Yes, but according to Scrabble, the ultimate question is what is s by nine. "I always knew there was something fundamentally wrong with the universe". However, with the normal letters used in scrabble, this would be impossible to spell.

wesley1234 (author)Spartan 1172008-07-24

Sure it wasn't 6 X 9? I remember Arthur was playing scrabble with the caveman who spelt out "forty two", he randomly puled out letters and spelled "what do you get of you multiply six by nine". Ill have to read over that part tonight. amassing book btw

cyrozap (author)wesley12342009-03-05

I read that book, too, and it DID say six by nine! I was confused for an hour until I just decided that Douglas Adams can't do math and I read the rest of the book.

wesley1234 (author)cyrozap2009-03-05

Deep thought was created to calculate the ultimat answer to life, the universe, and everything, and discovered the answer was 42. However it was not powerfull to calculate the ultimate question, and you can only understand the ultimate answer if you know the ultimat question. Thus, deep thought had earth built to calculate the ultimate question. Unfortintly, just moments before that was done, vorgons demolished earth to make room for an intergalatic bypass. Arther dent was the only human left from earth because he hitched a ride with ford. his brain is part of the computer, and so the ultimate question is in him... So the real answer to 6•9 is 42, and that means that everything else in the universe is wrong. Hope that clears things up allittle. If i made a mistake anyone, please tell me. Im half asleap so i cant rember it all corectly

the answer my friend is blowing in the wind :P

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cyrozap (author)wesley12342009-03-07

That... makes... sense... I can't believe I totally missed that! I have to read the books over now...

Spartan 117 (author)cyrozap2009-03-05

It's not that he can't do math its the fact that life isn't always as it seems. Also 6 x 9 in base13 is 42, when Adams was confronted about this he said something along the lines of "no self respecting author writes jokes in base13". Man was a genius and I reckon he could do math very well and had a great understanding of it. Aaron

wesley1234 (author)Spartan 1172009-03-05

Have you read the salmon of doubt? I cant realy rember right now but i think he had a whole section on that. Ill have to check tomarow at work. Ill get back to you on that.

DemonDomen (author)wesley12342008-08-05

No you won't. Here's the link to wikipedia: LINK

wesley1234 (author)DemonDomen2008-08-08

It was still a good excuse to read it over! I stayed up all night reading all five books. i meant to only check over the scrabble part! i got in trouble at work for reading it ( i work at boarders and came across it in the wrong place, i meant to put it back but decided to read a few lines, and then a few chapters!

Spartan 117 (author)wesley12342008-07-25

you betcha! Aaron

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=SMART= (author)2008-08-09

Is starbucks wifi free??

wesley1234 (author)=SMART=2008-08-09

some of them are.

Notbob (author)wesley12342008-08-10
most are so long as you order something.

Sandisk1duo (author)Notbob2009-01-11


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=SMART= (author)wesley12342008-08-10

kk cool

Gjdj3 (author)2008-07-22

Sounds fun. It's like wardriving! You could also do this with a laptop and a stumbler or sniffer.

Sandisk1duo (author)Gjdj32008-08-23

hey you got a link on cracking wireless networks?

Gjdj3 (author)Sandisk1duo2008-08-24

I'm not really into cracking and all that stuff.

Sandisk1duo (author)Gjdj32008-08-24

oh i didn't know... do you know how to connect to multiple networks at once?

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