So I let this post go by for a while without any notice, but I've recently got back on the bandwagon with finding out about mobile broadband.
With what tfwnoqt314gf1 said, it seems that the IMSI-catcher may be on the right page, but I want to make sure I have my basics down. Broadband is basically a WAN connection correct? It operates like Bluetooth or WiFi with set frequencies of radio waves correct? My question then is based around this: wireless networks are created from wired connections comming in from a modem, to a router that creates the WiFi network. In this instance, this is a personal wireless network, capable of being ferried only by mere tens-of-feet. But a broadband/cell tower generates a signal that can be picked up with any piece of hardware that's wired to the frequency. This is then a general public network distributed by acres of signal. Since this signal is available as stated, shouldn't it be possible to pick up the signal rather than hijack it from someone else? Just as a radio station can be encrypted (I don't know if it's true but it makes sense) and be received with the right equipment?
To restate, my question is then is it possible to either construct or modify a device that will pick up these signal and use that broadband signal to connect to the internet?
I'll be satisfied if this can't be answered but instead links or references are given for further research. I just want to make sure I'm heading in the right direction. I've found these pages so far:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison ... _standardshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3Ghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_broadband
Thanks, and any input is appreciated!
-- Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:08 pm --
As a side note, maybe this can be accomplished with a phone with a modified OS that interprets the hardware reception of the signal as an open socket (like wireshark but for broadband)?
-- Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:25 pm --
Okay, there's also this helpful link too (but I think it's a bit dated):http://www.teach-ict.com/as_a2_ict_new/ ... eb/pg5.htm
-- Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:46 pm --
Hm... Maybe if not broadband internet, just being able to place calls or text would be nice (like doing HAM radio).