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Old 09-11-2013, 11:53 AM
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For the last couple of weeks (off and on) when I boot up our computer and home network I get a message about which network I want to join including our home network.



Also on the screen is "FBI Surveillance Van" as an available network - my wife thinks it's because of my SW collection

I figure if there really was a surveillance van, they wouldn't call themselves "FBI Surveillance Van" but with all the current ineptitude on display, you never know

Anyone have an idea what it's all about?
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:58 AM
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You probably have a neighbor with a sense of humor that named his home network that for laughs. I've heard of kids using profanities naming networks, but the FBI name is funny.
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Strangely enough, when I was on vacation at Nags Head last month, I had that same thing come up in network connections. Just figured it was someone with a sense of humor.
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I don't know about the FBI having a wireless network in a surveillance van parked outside your home. I don't think there looking for your guns. It probably your ammo reserve.

I go by the local V.A. Hospital and the top floor has a whole bunch of different antennas, now we are in the middle of nowhere.SO what are all the antennas for? The NSA, CIA, and FBI are keeping track of all the Vets, cause we all know they are domestic terrorists because they know how to shoot guns and may own 1 or 2. That my story and I am sticking to it.

I talked to a V.A. cop asked him about all the antennas, He said there cell phone antennas, microwave rely for the TV stations ( we don't have a TV station). Now I believe there for cell phone and microwave rely but there used to gather information on the US citizens.

I joking of course, but sometimes fiction is truth.
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I don't know about the FBI having a wireless network in a surveillance van parked outside your home. I don't think there looking for your guns. It probably your ammo reserve.
But I only have 50 rnds of 22lr and box of 38 sp

(Just in case the NSA is reading.)
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Well for goodness sake, if they're out there go out and offer them some fresh coffee or lemonade or sumpthin. Nick
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Well for goodness sake, if they're out there go out and offer them some fresh coffee or lemonade or sumpthin. Nick
They will most assuredly wet their pants if you let them know you know (wink, wink).....
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Set up a Donut stand and see who bites.............
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Oh yes, I'm re-naming my network "NSA Surveillance Van" for my neighbors enjoyment...
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Oh yes, I'm re-naming my network "NSA Surveillance Van" for my neighbors enjoyment...
I think"NSA Drone Uplink" would be good.
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I like to keep my network names interesting ... thats pretty good.
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Well for goodness sake, if they're out there go out and offer them some fresh coffee or lemonade or sumpthin. Nick
what ... getting thirsty on stake out?
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I think"NSA Drone Uplink" would be good.
Even better. Thanks!
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I heard a funny story from a Forum member who lived in Arizona about a network named "INS Surveillance Van".
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Done. Went with "NSA Surveillance Van". "NSA Drone Uplink" would've gone over my neighbor's heads. Pun intended but true nonetheless

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Bananna in the tailpipe?
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I think I will wrap my computer in tinfoil so the electron can't be eves dropped on. I heard tinfoil works well as a hat. now is I could remember the combination to the safe.....
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I think I will wrap my computer in tinfoil so the electron can't be eves dropped on. I heard tinfoil works well as a hat. now is I could remember the combination to the safe.....
Just log on to the FBI surveillance network. I am certain they can give you the combination to your safe.
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Last time I went to visit mom, I fired up the laptop and there was a network labeled "get your own damn network!"

You can name your network anything you want. Although I think calling it something like "Viva la revolucion!" would be imprudent.
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I have "Homeland Surveillance #4" on my network. If there any questions about it, my answer will be "it's my home and land and I will be doing the surveillance on it". And the #4 is just to make others wonder where the other 3 are.
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I think you might worried over nothing...


That's the...... F.AT B.OYS I.NCORPORATED parked out there.



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I named my daughters home network "virus development" funny, no neighbors want to connect anymore. lol
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I imagine the hospital antennae are for ambulance/LE and helicopter comm. just a guess
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I named my daughters home network "virus development" funny, no neighbors want to connect anymore. lol
Since this is a gun forum...

And along those lines, use "do_you_feel_lucky_punk".
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You can change your wireless network name to anything imaginable.
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Well for goodness sake, if they're out there go out and offer them some fresh coffee or lemonade or sumpthin. Nick
If they're FBI they'll want diet Coke, Perrier,Starbucks, or quiche.
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I'm going with
DEA Surveillance Team
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For the last couple of weeks (off and on) when I boot up our computer and home network I get a message about which network I want to join including our home network.



Also on the screen is "FBI Surveillance Van" as an available network - my wife thinks it's because of my SW collection

I figure if there really was a surveillance van, they wouldn't call themselves "FBI Surveillance Van" but with all the current ineptitude on display, you never know

Anyone have an idea what it's all about?
No surveillance vehicle of any agency worth its salt will broadcast its network identity in the open. You have at least one neighbor with a sense of humor.
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My friend named his WiFi network "Click Here for Virus." He's a funny guy.
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My home network is named "cemtex". Crack that...
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It is a joke, I know a guy who as his mobile hot spot set up as "FBI Surveillance Van. If it were the FBI they sure would not name it as such.
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My home network is named "cemtex". Crack that...
The NSA knows... They are the only government agency that really listens.
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I once named mine after a certain someone that we all know so well.

Lets just say my network hasnt worked worth a flip since.
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Not the same thing but a chance to tell this: Theresa and I were driving in a town near us and seen a small car with a camera sitting up high on a roof stand. I followed it a bit and it was that outfit, I think, google earth or whatever that takes pictures of houses and address`s that you can see the house, and surrounding houses that you can type a adress in and case the neighborhood. I think the sign on the door was google earth with some other inscription.
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Not the same thing but a chance to tell this: Theresa and I were driving in a town near us and seen a small car with a camera sitting up high on a roof stand. I followed it a bit and it was that outfit, I think, google earth or whatever that takes pictures of houses and address`s that you can see the house, and surrounding houses that you can type a adress in and case the neighborhood. I think the sign on the door was google earth with some other inscription.
I've seen the Google Maps cars a couple of times and they are well marked. I'm sure that is what you saw. Of course it could have been...
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I guess I'm a little "tinfoilish" - stuff happens - this a few miles south of us last year:

SWAT team smashes down front door and holds suburban couple on their floor at gunpoint... but it's the wrong home | Mail Online

I don't know how I would respond to something like that...

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My home wireless name is rotated monthly with these (not in order) Grace Kelly; Veronica Lake; Natalie Wood; Norma Jeane.

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When I was a guard my company sent me to a airbase to guard a "article".
Now on my job we were occasionaly tested by various other security reps. Usualy it was done under circumstances like shakeing a alarmed fence or opening a alarmed door and then they would stand there with a watch to see how long our responce time was. Usualy I was armed but lucky for this guy I was working a airbase where we wernt.
We got a alarm and I sent my partner. He checked the area, it was night with no workers or anyone he could find in the area. He came back and soon I got another a short distance away. This time I went and was pretty sure I might find someone. It was a pitch black hanger and some guy yelled out, "Freeze! I got a gun on ya! Of course I went along with the drill. Afterwards we got in to it. This was a rookie security guy trying to probley trying to impress his boss`s. He was depending on us obeying air force rules on not being armed. On other assignments I worked nights supposedly by myself far in the middle of no where with no one supposedly around. Even though usualy in civilian cloths had he tried that out there it would have been bad for both of us. More bad for him.
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I guess I'm a little "tinfoilish" - stuff happens - this a few miles south of us last year:

SWAT team smashes down front door and holds suburban couple on their floor at gunpoint... but it's the wrong home | Mail Online

I don't know how I would respond to something like that...

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