Anyone ever found a hidden public wifi router?

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  1. xdarkmario
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    so one thing that always had me wondering is public wifi hotspots in new york.. the (Optimumwifi, xfinity, TWCwifi & cablewifi) with basic computer knowledge anyone knows that all internet comes from a modem and wifi comes from a router connected to a modem. but in public wifi where are these things hidden. Well one thing i have come to know is that some (maybe a lot more now) hotspots actually come from existing internet customers that have accepted the internet upgrade and have become a "sponsor" this allows optimum customers to actually become a public wifi hotsopt. the way that works is that their home modem/router is partitioned into another completely separate virtual router that does not at all hinder or lower their personal interned speed. but not going into details.
    anyway... before this promotion was thought of wifi hotspots are hidden around NY.
    i have found 2 of them

    one of them is hidden inside a phonebooth with only the tiny antenna protruding from the top
    and another one inside a large steel grey box about 4ft tall and about 10 ft wide on ground level (Pictures coming soon)

    but yea have you seen any?
     
  2. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    On the topic of hidden routers, have anyone here seen and used a Pirate Box?
     
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    nope but it looks interesting...
     
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    Well if you got a rooted android on 2.3 or higher than you can use that as one
     
  5. xdarkmario
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    of course i have a rooted android but the object im looking at is a physical box on google.
     
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    Well then I've never seen one in person then