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likesnowflakesinanocean Wed 08-May-13 09:37:33

neighbour has new lodger in. she came round the other day on doorstep asking to use our WiFi code to access the internet and give us some money every month. we politely or so I thought said no that we dont want too. she asked fir the passcode and basically told us to stop being silly. again we said no and that we don't have the passcode. then she said oh it'll be here on the router ill come and check. again we said no thanks would rather not. I'm.not being a cow am I?

likesnowflakesinanocean Wed 08-May-13 17:31:08

definatly, glad im not alone in my general shock at being asked

likesnowflakesinanocean Wed 08-May-13 17:29:59

id of lost my cool at the hacking into it comment from another poster. I am generally pretty non confrontational but thats taking the piss! i had a dongle in my rental house too it wasnt too bad as i wasnt planning on staying there long ( ended up being there 10 months so v short time) for a dongle it was pretty reliable.

expatinscotland Wed 08-May-13 17:29:09

He can get mobile Wi-Fi very cheaply. But it's not your problem. Just 'No.'

digerd Wed 08-May-13 17:26:53

Just have to hack into it then shock. Tell her you will report her for attempted fraud and threat of hackingangry

RenterNomad Wed 08-May-13 17:19:54

Even if, as a lodger, she doesn't want to tie herself into a 12-24 month contract, there are still options. We pay £2.50 extra/monthly to plusnet to not have a contract, as we may be in this rental for as little as 6 months, and we didn't want to have to sign another 12-25m contract to move the internet access/home phone.

Dongles are another option, possibly a really good one for someone living as a lodger, whose lifestyle is going to be unsettled/more mobile (esp. if she's as annoying as a lodger, as she is as a neighbour! A lodger is unlikely to have the same protections/notice periods as a tenant).

You don't have to tell her any of this: engaging with a cheeky so and so is hasslesome!

MarinaIvy Wed 08-May-13 17:16:57

Ooh, now I'm wondering about twinkletits - did you get hacked, as promised?

expatinscotland Wed 08-May-13 16:53:27

Fuck giving this cheeky cow an excuse. 'NO, you can't use it. Buy your own.'

likesnowflakesinanocean Wed 08-May-13 16:22:56

am so glad, we seem to live in this kind of area where people do things like this and dont see it as a big deal. walk into each others houses, gardens,ask millions of personal queations and comment on things that dont concern them. not on friendly terms so hopefully wont come to speaking to neighbour

ENormaSnob Wed 08-May-13 15:16:44

She is a cheeky cunt.


Smellslikecatspee Wed 08-May-13 15:11:01

I've read the whole thread and am still spluttering at the fecking cheek of her.shock

You need to stick this on the cheeky thread in Classics. . . .

I really cant believe the cheek of some people.
Your are in no way unreasonable nor do you need to give some randomer any reason or excuse.

likesnowflakesinanocean Wed 08-May-13 14:54:52

ah it isnt a password its a random jumble of letters/numbers. glad i wasnt UR and hopefully that will be the end of it

lisac99 Wed 08-May-13 14:51:04

I would make sure you've got a suitable password on it and not the default one - I'd also check every so often what devices are connecting to your box.

I would never in a million years allow anyone access to my Wi-Fi, anything illegal and it would be your neck on the line 'Oh right, your neighbour did it, huh? yeah right.....'

'I'm sorry, but if your computer was connected to my Wi-Fi and was compromised by a trojan or malware, it would make my internet connection much slower and I use most of the bandwidth myself. What's that? you don't use much? in which case it's probably best to do 'Pay and Go with a USB dongle, all the main phone companies do them!' grin

anonpost Wed 08-May-13 13:58:08

Some people are so brazen! Yanbu.

MrsMangelFanciedPaulRobinson Wed 08-May-13 13:54:07

And yes, rename your home hub!! grin

MrsMangelFanciedPaulRobinson Wed 08-May-13 13:53:49

What a cheeky cow!

Well done for saying no to her! People like her generally go through life getting away with being fucking cheeky because no one dares to say no to their unreasonable demands.

ophelia275 Wed 08-May-13 13:35:07

Don't do it!

We had something similar. A neighbour in our block of flats knocked on our door when he moved in, asked to be able to use our internet and pay us each month. We said no as we didn't know him from Adam and internet is available very cheaply or at the local library. We just thought it was a really strange request. Anyway, lucky we said no as he disappeared about 3 months later having been evicted for not paying his rent.

roses2 Wed 08-May-13 13:24:43

If she uses your wifi to download illegal content, you'll be the one in trouble, not her.

Tenacity Wed 08-May-13 12:16:47

You don't want to share your internet, so just say no. You don't need to explain anything.
No should suffice.

likesnowflakesinanocean Wed 08-May-13 12:06:28

grin you guys are much braver than me. WiFi name is a load of numbers so can only assume guessed it was ours as was the highest signal

VonHerrBurton Wed 08-May-13 11:31:31

Wow. Never again will I moan about my neighbours. Cheeky, entitled cow of the year award goes to likessnowflakes's neighbour. Especially the 'dont be silly ' bit. Aghast face.

WhatchaMaCalllit Wed 08-May-13 11:21:28

Get yourself down to the nearest WIFI shop (like Carphone Warehouse) and pick up one of their free catalogues and post it through her letterbox with the prices for wifi dongles clearly highlighted - maybe stick a post-it note on the page where they are shown and say "Thought you might be interested in this seeing as how you were looking to get broadband" and leave it at that.

Cheeky isn't the word for what she is! smile

LIZS Wed 08-May-13 10:32:38

No don't engage . There are other legitimate options and she should seek them out.

Halfling Wed 08-May-13 10:31:01

Second fuzzywizzy. Tell her that you have a very small download limit and you are always reaching your limit. Suggest that she buys a dongle for herself.

Please do not allow her to access your wifi. Not only can it compromise the speed of your connection, you also run the risk of appearing culpable if she (or the lodger) use the wifi for the wrong stuff (think child porn, Al Qaeda bomb tutorials, illegal pirated downloads etc.)

Startail Wed 08-May-13 10:19:41

That is beyond cheeky. No way.

TwinkleTits Wed 08-May-13 10:16:33

My bitch of a neighbour did the same. Se lived in the flat below and asked me for my password for my wifi. Didnt offer me money though.

I said I didnt remember it. She called and asked again and I insisted I didnt remember it. She just said "Oh well. We'll just hack into it." Ad hung up.

shock cheeky bitch.

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