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Comment: Re:No (Score 1) 453 453

if by "little doodad" you mean the "enable wifi sense" checkbox, you're making the assumption that he has access to it. In his stated scenario he does not; the checkbox is on a device that he does not own but does wish to allow access to wifi that he does own.

At present the only method he appears to have is to modify his ssid, which is (a) clunky and (b) similar to the "do not track" flag in that the observer has to choose to do the right thing, and that's not guaranteed.

Comment: Re:No support for dynamic address assignment?!? (Score 2) 287 287

It doesn't; it's capable of picking out an address that doesn't conflict with anything else on the same segment. But then you don't know which address is Bob's phone and which is Fred's, so you can't tell who to fire for downloading cat videos.

You can do this in a number of ways. IBM chose to do all of them. Why do you find that funny? -- D. Taylor, Computer Science 350