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What's your Wi-Fi password?!

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ohbigdaddio Wed 08-Nov-17 17:53:19

This has just happened and I didn't have a clue what to say and feel like an idiot!

So a man just came to my door and said he was staying next door for a few weeks and doesn't have wifi so wanted to use mine until they get it installed in a few day's time. That didn't add up to me as if you were staying somewhere temporarily then you would just use 4G or go to a cafe and use free wi-fi there! It's a rented house with various people living there and I didn't want to give my password out anyway but also he could tell the whole house and then everyone there could use it for free! It's also hard to believe that nobody in the house has wi-fi.

He was quite pushy and I told him to use 4G or BT wi-fi FON. He ignored this and when I wouldn't give him the password he got annoyed and said "So you're not going to give me the password then? I'm your neighbour!!" He added that his mum was ill in Pakistan and he wanted to phone her with my Wi-fi code...

I told him I was in a rush to go out (was in middle of drying my hair!) and I would get back to him. God knows why I said that, I just didn't know what to say and just wanted him to go.

Any ideas?! Don't know if I over reacted but there have been some dodgy characters next door and I just didn't feel comfortable potentially giving them all my password.

poisonedbypen Wed 08-Nov-17 17:55:00

Don't do it. He could use heaps of data & download all sorts of dodgy things that you don't want linked to your IP address

jay95 Wed 08-Nov-17 17:55:12

Dead right NOT to give him the password.

GrowThroughWhatYouGoThrough Wed 08-Nov-17 17:55:33

Just tell him you don’t know it

MadisonAvenue Wed 08-Nov-17 17:56:29

You didn't over react at all! That sounds dodgy.

SheRaaarghPrincessOfPower Wed 08-Nov-17 17:56:44

Cheeky fucker.

AllTheWittyNamesAreGone Wed 08-Nov-17 17:56:52

' sure it's FUKOFTW4T'

Ameliablue Wed 08-Nov-17 17:56:58

No I wouldn't be giving out my password in that situation.

FeelingAggrieved Wed 08-Nov-17 17:58:08

Fuck that.

TrojansAreSmegheads Wed 08-Nov-17 17:59:43

yanbu. if he comes back tell him no.

you do not owe someone access to your wifi!

monkeywithacowface Wed 08-Nov-17 18:00:23

Don't do it, you can be held accountable for any dodgy shit he downloads as it will be your IP address.

SoulStew Wed 08-Nov-17 18:00:31

Ask for him to do your laundry in return. See if he’s still keen.

Fruitcorner123 Wed 08-Nov-17 18:00:40

If he comes back say you have spoken to your internet provider and they have advised you not to give out your wifi password to strangers.

misscheery Wed 08-Nov-17 18:01:02

I wouldn’t even open the door again to this guy. Do not by any means give your WI-fi password as he can do a lot of crap that will be linked to your IP

PuppyMonkey Wed 08-Nov-17 18:01:11

Silly person.

Ali2666 Wed 08-Nov-17 18:01:25

If you want to avoid conflict, tell him you don't have wifi or you've recently been cut off.

fruitlovingmonkey Wed 08-Nov-17 18:02:48

Don't do it. My friendly neighbour asked if she could use our wifi as she got bad reception in some rooms from hers. I did a bit of research and found that it is a really bad idea.
We said no with the idea to blame DH's work security policy if she questioned it, but she didn't.
What a CF, thinking he is entitled to use your service when you don't even know him.

SparklyMagpie Wed 08-Nov-17 18:02:59

No definitely don't give him your password, CF and him being so pushy.

Tell him its

FuckYou and its capital F and Y

urbanrock Wed 08-Nov-17 18:03:00

I would change the WiFi name to something like 'pay for your own Wi-Fi cheapskate'

IHaveBrilloHair Wed 08-Nov-17 18:03:34

No way should you give him it.
Tell him you have no idea how to find it, or you don't use it or similar.
I give out mine to anyone in my house, but they are people I invite in, not randomers.

RebootYourEngine Wed 08-Nov-17 18:03:42

You did the right thing. No way would i give out my password to some random guy.

Notreallyarsed Wed 08-Nov-17 18:04:32

We renamed our router to “number two police surveillance van” to put people off trying to hack it grin
Would I fuck give out our WiFi code to someone I didn’t know, why the hell should we pay our bills to find them?

Notreallyarsed Wed 08-Nov-17 18:04:43

Fund not find!

Mulberry72 Wed 08-Nov-17 18:05:04

You have yourself a CF there OP!

Definitely don’t give him the password, his lack of WiFi is not your problem!

TheTroutofNoCraic Wed 08-Nov-17 18:06:03

shock No.

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