[wifi] How To Steal Wi-Fi — a useful guide to using your neigbours wi-fi access point without asking from Paul Bouting… ‘Every techie I know says that you shouldn’t use other people’s networks without permission. Every techie I know does it anyway.’

How to steal Wi-Fi

This entry was posted on Sunday, November 21st, 2004 at 8:58 pm and is filed under Wifi.

« »


Nice article by Mr Boutin. But with a North American slant, so do the same rules apply to the UK? And what if you live in a house and not an apartment building? How far would the network go? Any feedback from anyone?

I am not sure of the rules in the UK- I’m sure it would constitute some sort of law breaking tho because in essence you are requiring a TCP/IP connection without someone’s consent, therefore id say its a no no.
Also as far as networking range- it depends very much upon what you are transmitting through. It aint exactly going to work if your transmitting through lead enforced concrete walls lol ;) . Also depends on the strength of the card/transmitter but i can normally get about 10-15 meters on mine.
Hope this was of some help!

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.