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Using Neighbor’s Wireless Connection

Is there a problem with using a neighbors wireless internet? To my knowledge the usage doesn’t affect the neighbors internet in any way or form.


If a neighbor does not place a password protection on his connection, it permitted to use his connection. Anybody who has an unsecured wireless connection knows that neighbors or passers-by will be able to utilize it, and their leaving the connection unsecured implies a tacit granting of permission for doing so.

As we have argued in a previous post, even if a neighbor states that he does not grant permission to others to use the wireless connection, it is possible that he does not have the right to prohibit its use (for times when the owner is not actually using the internet himslef). Please see

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