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  • "...casually wondering aloud why they couldn't do that stuff on their PCs."

    They could have done it if they were geeks. I'm a geek and you're a geek but chances are that they are not. Not all gamers are geeks, and not all geeks are gamers.

    Being a PC geek, instead of MacStumbler, I have NetStumbler [] installed on my laptop. Oh and I probably would have started with 192.168. simply because every router I've ever owned has had a default address in that range.

  • I guess their version of Windows is not as wireless aware as MAc though. The Apple Airport software can automatically detect networks, but they were having trouble with that.

    Windows does not come with Perl, either, so writing a program to scan a network (even if you know it was 192.168), then brute force the password (most routers use the same things) are almost impossible for them.

    If I did not want to use Perl, I could have used C, Ruby, or Python. That's stuff that comes on the install discs from Apple.

    It is more of a success story for Perl, though, and why every computer should have it available. :)