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To not let my new neighbour have our Wi-Fi password

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lozzylizzy Wed 19-Oct-16 12:17:14

So our new adjoining neighbour came round to introduce himself and then asked if he could 'borrow' our wifi until he had his sorted next week (for work apparently). I was put right on the spot and didn't know what to say so he said that maybe I wanted to discuss it with DH and left. I don't think its a good idea.

DH has been winding me up saying poor man is bored etc but AIBU for thinking a neighbourly favour is taking in a parcel or putting out their bins and not sharing internet access with practically a stranger?

ExitPursuedBySpartacus Wed 19-Oct-16 12:18:40

Hell no. You have no idea what he could be accessing.

The very cheek of the man!

JellyBelli Wed 19-Oct-16 12:19:34

It should be safe if;
Have file sharing switched off
He isnt taking the piss online gaming
You are admin and he cant change the password

TheMaddHugger Wed 19-Oct-16 12:19:35

No, Hellz No. absolutely NO Did I say No Yup NOOOOOOOOOOOO

SirChenjin Wed 19-Oct-16 12:19:43

YANBU - that wouldn't feel right to me either

KC225 Wed 19-Oct-16 12:20:07

I can see both sides. He is a stranger but he will also be a neighbour. I would be inclined to do it for a week but how would you put a time limit on it? Ummm tough one

Spam88 Wed 19-Oct-16 12:20:07

He's taking the piss a bit there isn't he. Why bother getting his own internet at all if he can just use yours? I'd just tell him you don't have unlimited internet and you've checked and actually you come quite close you your limit every month so you don't really have the scope to let someone else use it too.

Soubriquet Wed 19-Oct-16 12:20:13

No way

Wouldn't feel comfortable with that and he's cheeky for asking

chickenowner Wed 19-Oct-16 12:20:57

Absolutely no way!

MakeMyWineADouble Wed 19-Oct-16 12:21:14

I probably wouldn't mainly cause I don't know how to change it so once they have it they would have it for good blush. If he is downloading stuff for work it would make it slow for me which would annoy me.

LittleDittyAbout Wed 19-Oct-16 12:21:25

Do what Spam said. Keeps neighbourly relations smooth.

CaspoFungin Wed 19-Oct-16 12:21:30

I would let him use it for a week then change the password.

Pickled0nions Wed 19-Oct-16 12:22:03

Don't do it!
My neighbour who was friends with my dad for years, asked to borrow his wifi.
He gave them the password and the cheeky gits kept using his internet for a whole bloody year! They didn't pay for broadband at all.

Once you give him your password how do you know he isn't going to use it for more than a week? or bother even getting broadband at all.
It's a cheeky thing to ask as a new neighbour.

FucksSakeSusan Wed 19-Oct-16 12:22:25

He can git tae fuck!

If he's that desperate he can set his phone up as a hotspot and connect to that. Or just use his phone. And if his network doesn't have a good signal he can buy a new SIM card.

Like hell would I let a stranger use my wifi! I'd be reluctant to let a neighbour I know use it either TBH!

pipsqueak25 Wed 19-Oct-16 12:22:26

no way, sharing a line will slow down your wifi and who knows what he's accessing, it is up to him to get his own wifi sorted, remember if he does access dodgy stuff it could rebound on you big time esp. if it is illegal.

ayeokthen Wed 19-Oct-16 12:22:33

Although it's highly unlikely he's some kind of deranged perv, whatever he downloads using your wifi would come back to you if it was anything awful. So no, yanbu.

Sparklesilverglitter Wed 19-Oct-16 12:23:02

Me and dh done it when our neighbours moved in, but it turned out the cheeky fuckers were still using it 3 months later? shock

The password has now been changed, she even come round to ask if we've changed the password and I told her she wasn't able to use it anymore

WhirlwindHugs Wed 19-Oct-16 12:23:03

Nope, he can go sit in a cafe for a week.

You don't know him or what he might access.

Ferrari2016 Wed 19-Oct-16 12:23:14

I would not do this. If he looked at items that were dodgy or criminal and it was investigated then it would come back to your ISP address and be linked to you. He is bound to have friends or family whose internet connection he can use and also presumably if he works access to internet in the day. I would be highly suspicious.

Dontpanicpyke Wed 19-Oct-16 12:23:17

No sounds dodgy and cheeky.

pipsqueak25 Wed 19-Oct-16 12:24:27

don't need to explain either why should you ? if he gets arsey that's tough, free broadband ? because that is what it is in effect, cheeky fecker !

Coffeeineedyou Wed 19-Oct-16 12:25:00

My neighbours done it for us when we moved in.

I was very grateful and took round a box of chocolates once ours was up and running

RaspberryOverloadTheFirst Wed 19-Oct-16 12:26:34

I came on to post the same as Ferrari 2016 I would not take the risk.

There are threads on here from another poster, where the DH was wrongly in the frame for downloading images of children, all due to the ISO issue.

It's not worth it

sonjadog Wed 19-Oct-16 12:27:57

I wouldn`t have a problem with it, but only if you can change the password next week. It`s only seven days and it would be a nice and friendly gesture to him. On the other hand, you don`t want to be his internet provider on a permanent basis, so if you can`t change the password after a week, then I would say no.

manhowdy Wed 19-Oct-16 12:30:32

Sparklesilverglitter what a cheeky cow! shock

There's absolutely no way I'd be letting him stream God knows what porn using my internet connection / IP address. Nope.

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