[ubuntu] am i using a hotspot or neighbors wifi? is it possible to know?

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http://ubuntuforums.org – hi just as title is saying. i have been able to use wifi but i can tell it is a good distance away but still quick. a friend said there is a hotspot or something down the street but not sure where it would be no businesses around right here. my card cant be that good. is there a way to tell if i am using a neighbors or a wifi hotspot? reason i want to know if so i can start downloading huge files like os's and movies if it is a hotspot. i am just trying to be respectful to neighbors connection if it is PLUS i would rather not get kicked off. lol. (Hardware)