Site icon Alan Mather – In The Eye Of The Storm

BeBox Ubiquity

A while ago I used to connect to a WiFi network called “BeBox”. On the way to and from work, my iPhone will flash a pop up box inviting me to connect to BeBox – all I need to do is enter the password. These BeBoxes aren’t, of course, the BeBox I used to connect to (hence the need to enter the password). I had no idea that BeBox was a product name and even less idea that people set up WiFi networks with the same generic name, although I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by that anymore – why configure something if it works out of the box? What I am surprised about is that the iPhone doesn’t know it isn’t the same BeBox and that, so far, I can’t find a way to make it forget it ever heard the name BeBox so that it won’t try and mate with every other BeBox out there.

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