theprez98 wrote:I think part of the frustration is that the TSA folks don't know what some of the electronic devices we have are, so they are naturally scared of the unknown. Reminds me of the police officer who pulled me over and then told me that my Ipod (sitting on the dash) wasn't any good because his radar was more advanced than my Ipod.
(yes, he thought it was a radar detector).[/color]
When we recently went to Canada for work (we had all the paperwork, too) I had the WRT sitting on the dash. The rental agency gave us a tan Chevy HHR with Florida plates (I live in NY). We get up to the booth and there's a 18yr kid there, who had just sent the car ahead of us off to customs. He goes through the normal citizenship stuff and asks up what we're doing. We state we're going to go do work and have all the paperwork and hand him the paperwork. He says "You live in NY?" "Yes", we reply. "The rental agency gave you a car with Floriday plates?", "Yes, we know". Is that a radar detector on your dash? No sir, it's wireless router with GPS. "Oh, ok cause if it's a radar detector I was gonna tell you to unplug you can't have those in Canada". A few moments later he asks again what it is and we tell him. "Can you get internet on that?", he asks. Playing it safe we say no, but we still get sent to customs anyway where we're in and out in 5 minutes and on our way.
In Mexico I'm told it's more of a gamble, so states the client I was with. You drive up to a red/green light, you push the button, if the light turns green you go, if it turns red you have to drive over to customs. I asked him what happens if it turns red and you back and go to another one and try again? He said, he doesn't want to find out.