Hey, im just wondering how they would be able to catch and trace someone using an unsecured wifi connection to download something over the internet. for example if i go on a vacation with my laptop and stay in house#1, and i connect to someones open wifi in house #5 down the street, how would they be able to pinpoint where my laptop is and who it belongs to. even if i disconnected from the connection after the download and went back home from the vacation, would it still be traceable. can someone explain how it works if it does work. what if the laptop gets rebooted and it does not get registered with the company or anything, so no name is belonging to the laptop. how can they know who it belongs to or where it is located. by "they" i hope u know who im referring to. no smart remarks please and no lectures about downloading or w/e. i just want your info and answer to the questions im posing here.