Using WiFi, is That Stealing?

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@payout (3722)
United States
March 1, 2010 11:43pm CST
I know many people us WiFi but some people can consider it as stealing while others see it as borrowing or like free Internet. Well in my point of view I see it as free Internet. If someone is paying for Internet and doesnt have a password on it then I consider that as free Internet. If they really mind then they would of put a password on it to lock. Now you heard my opinion now what's yours. Everyone has there say and what they want to say how they think of WiFi also some places are getting WiMax which means even more range of Free Internet which is 4-5 times faster then a 3G Network. Whats your Opinion..? Do you consider Using WiFi as Stealing? and why?
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@voldrox (7205)
• India
2 Mar 10
well that depends upon the person who has established the wifi connection, if he/she don't want others to access their internet then it's fine they are supposed to put up a password for them to access it and if they don't care then why can't we use it, of course some don't mind sharing it but if that is the case then they better put a password for but they should not blame us if we find we are able to access internet coz we didn't know the password anyway and it's their responsibility that then didn't keep one for their wifi connection. good day.
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@payout (3722)
• United States
2 Mar 10
Hey Voldrox, Yeah I agree that if people dont want others to use there WiFi then they will put Pass key on it. But others like my father don't mind sharing it. Which I think is nice people sharing Wifi .. haha.. Maybe if we all share our WiFi then this world will be a better place haha... We all have access to the Internet and email etc.. Im sure that day will come soon or later haha.. The Wifi on my Netbook picks it up real well .. And everything moves reasonably Fast and at a good pace. Which is Awesome fore me because people in my APT building maybe even complex have internet like crazy IM telling you the list is long haha.. but Many have a pass word I bet most of them don't know that.. Consider in that the people that live in these buildings I will have to say are 30+ Were Most likely the youngest more like a place for people that are working or soon to retire or about it.. will live and stay :) well yeah take care .. Try to get all the WiFi you can .. :)
@Asylum (46760)
• Manchester, England
4 Mar 10
It may seem kind for your father to allow others to use the internet, but it can be a dangerous practice if you do not know who is using it. If someone uses his connection for illegal purposes then it will record as being from his IP address.
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@payout (3722)
• United States
5 Mar 10
Yes, thats very understandable but what are the chances of someone doing some extremely illegal that they will just have to go find them from there IP address well yeah.. I think thats pretty slim Bar lol.. but yes I understand. My Dad been sharin his internet for years. bUt now he has a password.. I think lol..
• Canada
2 Mar 10
I have a password protected wifi connection and I'm glad I do. I have to pay for the usage of my wifi and having someone else on my connection would be eating up what I pay for. If they're not paying, then they are stealing. Free wifi at a coffee shop is a different story, but usually the customers are buying something and that makes it seem like it's not really free.
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@payout (3722)
• United States
2 Mar 10
I have a Netbook that searches for Networks around even my PS3 does as well ui notice most people so in fact put a pass key on there network and i can understand that but some people don't care about who has access to there network. So far two people our of 10 or more have free Internet for me.. but your opinion makes a strong point. Thank you for your responds.. :)
• Canada
2 Mar 10
You are quite welcome. I found once, when I drove out of country, I was able to get a brief wifi connection, but it didn't last long enough to do anything. It's too bad, would have been nice to check my email while on the road.
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@payout (3722)
• United States
2 Mar 10
:) sure, Yeah I think who ever came up with WiFi is very smart even though I thought of it as a child.. Remember that you couldn't use the house phone because it was connecting to the internet haha.. When you call it sounds like REERAHAHA JHEUISHYAKLJHEUHDJSK hahaha.. Crazy but funny when you think about it.. but thanks that is all done with.. haha.. I think WiFi is very useful .. :)
@___SKY___ (542)
• Hong Kong
8 Mar 10
Hello payout, My point of view is simple, once the wifi is not secured, this is not stealing for me even im not paying it because they have to secure it if they don't like to share it. If the wifi is encrypted, this probably stealing because you are trying to get the key to access it lol. Happy Lotting..
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@Asylum (46760)
• Manchester, England
4 Mar 10
You seem to be assuming that people leave the wifi open intentionally, but many people are unaware of how to protect the router or even have difficulty setting up encryption. ISPs sell a variety of internet accounts, but they normally allow a given volume of bandwidth, so if too may other users connect and utilise the bandwidth then this bandwidth can soon be used up. This would result in either the connection being disabled until the start of the following month or even a supplimentary charge for the excess. Logging onto an open network seems innocent and in most cases would not be a problem, but excessive use can be costly for the owner.
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• Singapore
21 Mar 10
I doubt you will find Free Wifi anymore. I believe most of them will have a WEP encryption code. You will need to know the code before you can use the Wifi. The code is already set and running, so even if you do not set or forget to set a manual password to protect your wifi, the WEP encryption code will be the first barrier to deter any uninvited leaches.
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