Connecting with others Wifi..

Philippines
February 25, 2010 10:37am CST
Is connecting with others Wifi is stealing? Do you think that it is stealing? For me no. Because if they don't want others connect to their wifi then better put a password. Letting it open is also the owner's fault. So mylotters what do you think?
9 responses
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
25 Feb 10
I agree that the owners should get some passwords and be more carefull. But, don't you think that even if something is open, you should not go there? Just asking. TATA.
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
25 Feb 10
Okay, i just give up with you. I have no answer for this. No matter what i am going to say, you will get the better of me, everytime. And that is unfair. I don't think you are really stealing. Maybe ''borrowing'' would, be the right word. TATA.
@hotsatya (240)
• India
4 Mar 10
i don't know about stealing, may be its happen ??
• Philippines
4 Mar 10
No I don't think it is stealing. If they don't want to use their wifi by others then they will put a password on it.
@kapeed85 (138)
• India
27 Feb 10
If the owner don't mind about using their connection it is not stealing. Otherwise it is stealing. The Owner should protect their wifi with password. It is their mistake. Anything if you are using without the owner's permission, it is stealing.
@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
27 Feb 10
I think this is not a big deal i do it all the time, you are right if people were really concerned they would blockade there wifi with a password. Otherwise I assume that like me they don't care. In fact, I kind of like screwing my phone company by allowing other people to use my service while they only get one fee. I feel like this is my small way of taking back corporate power. Im actually more inclined to do this lately because im annoyed at NBC, a huge corporate power house is overtaking the Olympics. I feel like in my own small way im helping to reclaim a little piece of democracy by sharing my WIFI.
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
For me it is not stealing. You are right if that person don't want to use his/her signal by others then put a password. If they don't know then find some help to put a password so that no can use your signal.
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
26 Feb 10
Technically it is stewaling, regardless of whose fault it is. The example given by Lamb should be clear enough. Based on your line of thinking I will not be doing anything wrong if I take something belonging to you, because you left it on the desk. There are more than three reasons why a wireless network is not password protected. 1) The owner has no clue about it. A good neighbour would try to find out if this is true, and give a suggestion or advice if it is necessary. 2) The owner thinks good of the neighbours, making the assumption that they would not resort to taking advantage over his/her leniency. 3) The owner expects the neighbours to make an approach on the possibility of sharing. After all he/she has to pay the electricity and Internet bills, and have to ensure that the necessary equipment are working properly. 5) The owner is a spy, collecting details on your Internet activities, and details of your computer. While you are thinking that youhavegained something, you may actually be losing more. There are places where WiFi connection is free, that is not stealing.
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
26 Feb 10
I don't think it is stealing. My son has a wifi and everyone is able to connect it within certain range of distance. I sometimes go out to the cafe and enjoy the free usage of wife accorded by the management of the cafe.
@topffer (31216)
• France
25 Feb 10
Here you must protect your wifi and you are responsible of what is done with it if you let it opened. You can legally connect to your neighbor's wifi, if he is using the same internet provider than you, with your login and password : it's useful when you are away. 3 large internet providers are offering freely this service to their users. Stealing is bad, sharing is better !