Downloading on an open wireless connection...hypothetically
March 2, 2008 7:31 AM Subscribe
Is there a way to anonymously download a torrent?
posted by anonymous to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I got a letter from my cable company, saying they had noticed that I might have downloaded some copyrighted material and could I please erase all that stuff? The letter said it could have been someone on my open wireless account, a minor in my household or a virus.
Wow. Relief. Whatever happened, it won't happen again.
However, if one were to want to download something, a weekly show that's unavailable any other way...
what would happen if one were to go to someplace with a wireless network, download the torrents, then leave after erasing the torrent files? Can the ISP trace the files to my notebook or just to the wireless router?
Just curious, hypothetical question.