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scuse double posting am on laptop relying on neighbours wireless connection eeeeeek call the cops!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Crystaltips Tue 16-May-06 18:56:41

This quote is from another thread ....
Worried that my neighbours could be doing this too .... is it avoidable?

Does it mean that my data is vulnerable to the neighbours ??


Crystaltips Tue 16-May-06 18:57:29

Never really thought that I could be at risk of this ???
Doh !

Twiglett Tue 16-May-06 18:57:30

no it means they're sharing your broadband connection .. it might slow down your access

your computer should have firewall though

Crystaltips Tue 16-May-06 18:59:03

Phew - Thanks

Twiglett Tue 16-May-06 18:59:18

I think you can also protect your broadband access .. I think you can if you want

personally I don't care if others use mine .. lets stick it to the man

Crystaltips Tue 16-May-06 19:00:46

Not bothered either Twig - so long as my stuff is OK

Twiglett Tue 16-May-06 19:01:08

do you have a firewall though?

hunkermunker Tue 16-May-06 19:01:32

Wish my neighbours would fork out for a wireless connection I cuold pilfer. Bloody cheapskates!

NotQuiteCockney Tue 16-May-06 19:01:34

You can protect your broadband access. The only significant risk to leaving it open (assuming your computer has firewall, etc, which it should, to be protected from the net) is that people might do illegal things using your broadband, and then you might get into trouble. I think the risk is pretty low, though.

Oh, if you don't encrypt the data between your computer and the wireless, it is true that your neighbours could see everything you do online. It's unlikely they have the technical skills, though, or could be bothered.

FrannytheGazelle Tue 16-May-06 19:13:34


you dirty mare what were you doing on that website?

Oh, sorry, should have introduced myself. I've just moved in next door

Crystaltips Tue 16-May-06 19:23:52

Found it on your history link

sallystrawberry Tue 16-May-06 19:32:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Crystaltips Tue 16-May-06 19:37:03

ooooh SallyStrawberry - I wasn't pointing the finger - I don't want to upset you .... as Twig said - "Stick it to the Man !! "

Hells bells - there's too much kicking off on other threads for agro to start on this one too

SORRY if I upset you

sallystrawberry Tue 16-May-06 19:38:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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