Avoiding be traced when WiFi roaming ...
This is by no means whatsoever cyberbusting rocket science and I seriously doubt that I am the first to notice and exploit these limitations in public WiFi.
Many free WiFi services demand the exchange of some personal details - such as name, email address, sometimes a phone number, often a postcode. In part to track you as a user, also as a way of getting valuable customer marketing details.
Not wishing to be overtly tracked, equally not wishing to be spammed by the establishments marketing team in the future. I literally exist as another …
Try it …
First name: An
Second name: Other
Postcode: W1A 4AA
Number: 0777 777 7777
More often, they will let you in - the process has to be quick, easy to accomplish using a smart phone and able to offer you meagre bandwidth to post away on the social inter web.
Extending this further, our government (in the UK) is keen to develop a culture tracking internet activity for all citizens in the name of counter terrorism and cyber defence. The notion is noble, the act however is futile. Unless they are able to track all devices via their hardware addresses (called a MAC) since purchase - they are on a long road to no hope.
I will not explore the details, but it takes little wit or intellect to be able to work out how to acquire an anonymous device then be able to participate in a range of online activities under the radar away from your normal place of inter web habits.
Now with WiFi available on many domestic as well as national bus services - you could easily nab WiFi en route - however you have the potential for there to be cameras recording your journey. What if you were so determined to have anonymous access that you decided to obtain the free wifi as a passenger of another vehicle.
Tracking a domestic bus is hard work - you will be continually stopping, starting and maybe illegally entering bus lanes. However many regional and national services also offer free wifi and are travelling up and down our motorways.
Their timetables are publicly available and they have common drop off points - that can be observed. Once you are on the motorway you can guarantee that they will cruise at a safe speed, one that can be easily duplicated - one of you driving the other using the wifi (as any other format is illegal and unsafe).
With 100 metres available you can easily be in front or behind at a safe distance cruising at a safe speed with no issues. WiFi passenger acting as internet signal strength navigator. You do not need to be obvious, many safe drivers keep to the left hand lane (in the UK).
You never know, some people may be ashamed of their fluffy kitten fixation.