Two cautioned over wireless Internet "piggy-backing" - Page 3

April 25th, 2007  
err, is 2Wire a router? I don't know much about computers...
April 25th, 2007  
Yeah 2wire is a router, usually the one you get from your telecom company (ISP) and has the DSL modem built in....

PM me and I should be able to assist you in securing your network....

or you can try for yourself with the use of the 2wire site
August 16th, 2008  
I like DTop's answer. No harm as long they aren't doing any freaky on there that can be traced to the net service provider and doesn't catch the piggy backer.
August 17th, 2008  
heh, i find it all alright, as long as it's unsecured. If it's out there, it's fair game. Like leaving a picnic basket full of food and open in the middle of a playing field un-attended. It'll probably be missing a few bits when you get back, but you should have secured it if you didn't want that to happen.
August 18th, 2008  
Piggy backing will become more of a problem as ISP's move away from unlimited bandwidth accounts to capped accounts, this was something that I didn't believe would ever happen given the development of technology but I see it is becoming more common.
August 18th, 2008  
If that happens, then the whole scenario would indeed change. A piggy-backer (I hate that phrase) would be denying part of the limited internet access to the paying customer, IMO. Considering how easy it is to at least require a password to access your router, I don't know why anyone wouldn't.
August 19th, 2008  
major liability
If it gets that bad, and the internet becomes a totally commercialized space run solely by corporations... there will be no reason to pay for it, or use it for that matter.

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