I was flying around the USA on Christmas with my new IPAD and as I had countless airport waits I connected to the WIFI at several airports. Apart from the airport WIFI network, many times I was shown a list of other possible WIFI connections, all of them with password protections.
These names of available networks would change every couple of minutes or so and I was wondering where they were coming from. They all had weird names. I suspected they were connections of people with cellphones… what exactly did this mean? Were they connecting through their personal telephone networks and thus showing up as wifi networks? Or were they simply connecting to the same airport WIFI network as I was and showing up on my list of possibles? Colour me confused.