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FBI Surveilance Van Hot Spot
December, 3, 2012 | Wuli

Posted on 12/03/2012 10:15:55 AM PST by Wuli

I have a WiFi capable PC, and use that ability to connect a PC to a Verizon FIOs Hub/Router at home, from which I get my Internet Access.

Sometimes my PC is not in the same room as the Verizon hub, and when it is not then the wireless connection is at different states/strengtghs, usually less than excellent.

When the little icon for the wireless connection shows the connection is weak, or dead, I can get a slight improvement by brining up the little window that shows all wireless connections the computer finds available, and then disconnecting and reconnecting the one that represents my Verizon Hub.

There has always been two other "hotspots" showing, that don't belong to me. They could be anywhere among the neighbors around me.

When I was having the problem last week, one afternoon, I noticed that for about one half hour, and no longer, there was an extra wireless connection available that was labeled "FBI Surveillance Van".

O.K.; they could have been trolling, without a warrant or otherwise; but would they also be so stupid to identify their wireless router as "FBI Surveillance Van".???


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Conspiracy; Government
KEYWORDS: eavesdropping; fbi
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1 posted on 12/03/2012 10:16:02 AM PST by Wuli
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To: Wuli

Anyone can name their router ID whatever they want. Always fun to spoof the neighbors.


2 posted on 12/03/2012 10:18:10 AM PST by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Wuli

Maybe it was a joke, a neighbor who named their home network, FBI Surveillance Van.


3 posted on 12/03/2012 10:18:55 AM PST by Eva
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To: Wuli

If the FBI wanted to snoop on you, it wouldn’t have to create a hotspot to do so. Probably just your neighbor’s kid having some fun.


4 posted on 12/03/2012 10:19:26 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Second Amendment First

If it was unsecured, you could use it to download some pr0n.


5 posted on 12/03/2012 10:20:30 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Wuli

You name your router “Hitler’s Secure Bunker” or Obama’s Kenyon Birthplace” if you wanted.

Someone is having fun.


6 posted on 12/03/2012 10:20:36 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Witty saying goes here...)
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To: Wuli

Nice talking to you. Go outside...Slowly, and raise your hands. We could have had a nice relationship...but.


7 posted on 12/03/2012 10:21:05 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Wuli
Google "FBI Surveillance Van".

Somebody somewhere set up the idea of naming their network as such so people wouldn't access it. Apparently some people thought it was clever enough that they copied them and the notion went viral. There's a network in my neighborhood with the same name.

8 posted on 12/03/2012 10:21:05 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Second Amendment First

yep


9 posted on 12/03/2012 10:21:49 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Second Amendment First

Name your router after your neighbor’s dog, anonymously. Always good for a laugh or three...


10 posted on 12/03/2012 10:22:44 AM PST by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: Safetgiver

Thanks - you win my “chuckle of the day” prize.


11 posted on 12/03/2012 10:23:42 AM PST by Wuli
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To: Wuli

Must have something to do with those anti-islamic videos you keep putting on youtube.


12 posted on 12/03/2012 10:25:17 AM PST by TADSLOS (No need to watch the movie "Idiocracy". We're living it.)
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To: Wuli

I named mine “Download Virus”.

You can name it “Launch Thermonuclear Missile”, or whatever.

I named mine download virus as it makes people unlikely to click on it.


13 posted on 12/03/2012 10:26:31 AM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Wuli

Do you see an unmarked van within 1500 feet of your location?

1. If yes, it may be the FBI.

2. If no, it is the FBI. They’re very sneaky.


14 posted on 12/03/2012 10:26:54 AM PST by Mr. Know It All
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To: Second Amendment First

yes, you can name your router whatever you want. It is a cool thing to freak your neighbors out, espeically one that is not nice...


15 posted on 12/03/2012 10:28:01 AM PST by martinidon
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To: donozark

Unless you live in an apartment building, it is hard to have anonymous ID. I can walk down the street here with my phone or iPad or Kindle and figure out the router names by signal strength and proximity to houses.


16 posted on 12/03/2012 10:28:12 AM PST by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Wuli
but would they also be so stupid to identify their wireless router as "FBI Surveillance Van".???

You're overestimating Zippy/Holder.

17 posted on 12/03/2012 10:30:22 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Wuli

Absolutely a joke!
Do not be concerned or worried.

This suggestion to name your wireless
router ‘FBI’ and the like has been
going around Facebook for a few weeks
now - people are apparently doing so!

If you WERE the
FBI Surveillance Van, would you name
your router that?


18 posted on 12/03/2012 10:30:33 AM PST by CaptainPhilFan
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To: Wuli

19 posted on 12/03/2012 10:32:54 AM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: donozark

No, don’t name your router the neighbor’s dog, if it acts up the police may come over and shoot it.


20 posted on 12/03/2012 10:33:32 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Wuli

Our neighbors named their wifi “FBI_SURVAN9”

Ours is named ‘NOFREEWIFI4U”

name yours something cool and enjoy


21 posted on 12/03/2012 10:34:29 AM PST by SoftballMominVA
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To: martinidon

I think I’ll go back and re-name mine Galt’s Gulch, or maybe 2nd Amendment Redoubt.


22 posted on 12/03/2012 10:36:32 AM PST by TADSLOS (No need to watch the movie "Idiocracy". We're living it.)
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To: Wuli

I got an email a while back, chain mail, that gave ideas for people to do to have fun with their neighbor.

That exact name for your wifi was suggested.


23 posted on 12/03/2012 10:38:51 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Bon mots

Unfortunately, if you live in an apartment, odds are at least one of the SSIDs will use profanity.


24 posted on 12/03/2012 10:39:03 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Mr. Know It All
Sneaky, the FBI is:


25 posted on 12/03/2012 10:39:17 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Wuli
I name mine "Cat Detector Van"

It can pinpoint a purr at four hundred yards, so a measly router is a piece of cake!

26 posted on 12/03/2012 10:39:24 AM PST by freedomlover
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To: Secret Agent Man

That shouldn’t be funny (but I got a chuckle from it ;-)


27 posted on 12/03/2012 10:41:38 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: freedomlover

LOL!!

Are all your pets called Eric?


28 posted on 12/03/2012 10:42:43 AM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Wuli
It went viral on Facebook a few months ago.

Now about half the home wireless networks in the country are named "FBI Surveillance Van" or some such.

29 posted on 12/03/2012 10:43:27 AM PST by meadsjn
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To: Abathar

One of our neighbors...well, I hope it a neighbor...has theirs named OVERLORD. Now some of them are older and could be WWII vets and understand the significance of the name but I’m not sure they’d have the tech savvy to rename the router.

If it isn’t a neighbor, then I need to get the aluminum foil up on the windows ASAP!


30 posted on 12/03/2012 10:43:51 AM PST by RonInNaples
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To: Wuli

I once considered renaming my home network NAKED PIX OF YOUR WIFE.


31 posted on 12/03/2012 10:47:37 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: 1rudeboy

a buddy uses some SSID like “Free Streaming Porn Server”, and then lays on WPA encryption that the popular cracking tools can’t break.


32 posted on 12/03/2012 10:47:44 AM PST by bigbob
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To: rockrr

Sad thing is, it’s both funny and not funny at the same time.


33 posted on 12/03/2012 10:55:09 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Even if it doesn’t act up, they might shoot it anyway, just to be safe.


34 posted on 12/03/2012 10:57:59 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Wuli

my router is named “FBI Surveillance Van 6”


35 posted on 12/03/2012 10:58:44 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: SoftballMominVA

I hid my name, so ignorant neighbors wouldn’t try to connect to it.


36 posted on 12/03/2012 11:00:10 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Wuli
I named my router FIRE-OBAMA, but it didn't get him fired.
37 posted on 12/03/2012 11:01:31 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: martinidon
yes, you can name your router whatever you want

I would not recommend "Al Qaeda Communications Central" however.


38 posted on 12/03/2012 11:02:37 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Wuli

The FBI is notoriously tech-stupid when it comes to computers.


39 posted on 12/03/2012 11:03:28 AM PST by Rockingham
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To: Second Amendment First

My SSID is “Keep Driving A**hole.”


40 posted on 12/03/2012 11:05:31 AM PST by atomic_dog
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To: Wuli

I replaced my router this weekend and toyed with the idea of naming it “FBI Surveillance Van”, but that’s well known spoof on the neighbors.

Perhaps I’ll go with “PickUpAfterYourDog”.


41 posted on 12/03/2012 11:05:59 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (2 Corinthians 4:8)
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To: Wuli

I’ve heard similar stories, but when I lived with a buddy of mine in an apartment complex after college, there was a wifi SSID named “We Can Hear You Having Sex.”

I always hide my SSID, personally.


42 posted on 12/03/2012 11:12:22 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Rockingham
The FBI is notoriously tech-stupid when it comes to computers.

So the casting of Jack Black in Enemy of the State was on-target?


43 posted on 12/03/2012 11:13:32 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Second Amendment First

It’s a great way to deter hackers from your connection!


44 posted on 12/03/2012 11:14:26 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Brandonmark

Old White Conservative Men, like me.


45 posted on 12/03/2012 11:19:20 AM PST by imardmd1 (... let such as love their salvation say continually, "The LORD be magnified!" (Ps. 40:16b))
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To: Wuli

Name it IRS Investigation Team.

That’ll scare em off.


46 posted on 12/03/2012 11:26:54 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Wuli

My SSID is the name of my local police department. My neighbor in Pennsylvania named his “FBIVan” or something like that.

Here’s some other actual SSID’s that are pretty awesome.

http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/2009/12/30/wifi-for-passive-aggressives/


47 posted on 12/03/2012 11:31:13 AM PST by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: Wuli

I named mine Area 51.


48 posted on 12/03/2012 11:56:32 AM PST by scramjet (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.)
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To: Wuli

HACKERS_DEN_SANDBOX


49 posted on 12/03/2012 11:59:58 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Wuli

I have set up a bunch of them for friends and relatives.

I have named them “Porn Palace”, “Ron’s Party Place”, “Macy’s Noisemaker”, and Bill’s Brothel”.

Funny, nobody ever asks me to help them with that anymore.


50 posted on 12/03/2012 12:01:13 PM PST by Mr. Quarterpanel (I am not an actor, but I play one on TV)
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