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Re: Upgrading with a low data cap

On Wed 10 Oct 2018 at 10:52:10 (-0400), Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Wednesday 10 October 2018 09:58:22 rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > On Tuesday, October 09, 2018 04:01:49 PM Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 09 October 2018 12:20:25 Brian wrote:
> > > > It's about time some invented a WiFi device which plugs into a USB port.
> > >
> > > Not needed,

I think the remark was a sarcastic aside.

> > And that reminds me that there are also somewhat similar devices that
> > plug into a USB port and provide (in my case) 4 more USB ports and one
> > RJ-45 Ethernet port.  I bought a couple of those on eBay (surely from
> > the far east) for less than $10 each a few years ago.
> >
> > I use them to connect tablets without Ethernet ports to my LAN.

The OP has indicated awareness of such devices and has eschewed them.


I have no idea how to interpret "*DOES NOT* have a _physically_
accesible Ethernet port" in


> Now I've got some little gismo from netgear that IIRC 
> cost a bit over 30 USD that plugs into the usb port adjacent to the 
> rj45. No longer in use as I had to turn that routers radio off for lack 
> of access security. A neighbor was using 2.5x my own net bandwidth/month 
> thru it. And they might not have realized they were. I've no neighbors 
> smart enough to know, or care. Probably a smartphone, which will grab 
> any signal it can get. Shrug.

Do you mean that smartphones can crack WPA2 without its owner even
being aware of the fact? (You've posted abut this incident several times.)