IowaCowboyWant to go back to IowaPremiumReviews:
Nobody is using my Wi-Fi
Nobody is using my Wi-Fi except certain members of my family (my good cousins, certain other cousins excluded) and my friends.
Everyone else, my Wi-Fi is off limits. I don't even think it's legal for Comcast to provide their Wi-Fi for their customers on a customer's modem since their using a customer's electricity to power the equipment unless the customer has the ability to disable the public hotspot. It's like the situation my mother was in when I was a baby where the landlord had the dryer for the apartment complex hooked up to her gas meter. It's the same theory.
I've experienced ImOn (when they were McLeod USA), Mediacom, Comcast, and Time Warner and I currently have DirecTV. They are much better than broadcast TV.
I have not and will not cut the cord.
How is the usage billed? Seems that using FON would cause overages and a higher priced connection and more profit for a cable co.
Forest Hills, NY
·Time Warner Cable
·Verizon Online DSL
i think think is a great new trend. if you choose to opt in, your nearby friends can use your wifi without you dealing with passwords or worrying about non-friends using your wifi. by making it sight:friend list specific, the provider can determine what traffic is part of this unique promotion, thus not penalize you for any overages in case you are metered. i love seeing innovative "why not" ideas like this.
for example in my NYC area i'm very active with meetup.com and would love to share my wifi with any meetup.com members who just happen to walk within range of my wifi router - i live near a city park, so that could be a lot of people. my only concern would be that the friends who use my wifi have their activity VPN tunneled somehow, so i don't suffer any 6-strikes issues if they are naughty.
my feeling are kind of mixed on this.
i loved the concept when it was a bunch of individuals sharing there connections with each other.
i do not like big carriers like AT&T being involved however, this should have been kept in more of any anti-carrier model and not working with the enemy so to speak.
these days i actually believe the best way to share bandwidth and keep your home network protected is use the 'guest' option built into most modern router. set it up to allow any one passing by open access on a separate sub net. enough people do the same and no need for a community of 'foneras'
New trend: "Facebook" powered router into every bedroom
"Facebook" powered.... yeah LOL. So they can steal more of your data for their masters... LOL
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Re: Nobody is using my Wi-Fi
Why isn't it legal? There is no such law that says Comcast is stealing power and they've already disclosed that up front that the Wifi on the CableWifi side is open to Comcast and roaming partners alike. Also you do realize how short the distance is on some of the gateways right? you're maybe talking your front lawn depending on where the modem/gateway sets. Although we have a router/modem similar to Comcast that does the same thing. No complaints so far and customers are actually thrilled about it. They offer a free Wifi network and yet their private information is that; private. No handing out keys or anything. It's a win-win for both.
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said by IowaCowboy:Turn off the router when not in use. The wifi is still going to use hardly anything powerwise and most people want the wifi for themselves anyways.
I don't even think it's legal for Comcast to provide their Wi-Fi for their customers on a customer's modem since their using a customer's electricity to power the equipment unless the customer has the ability to disable the public hotspot.
You are not running a clear channel radio station or anything.
jtl999CEO of Team Classified
In the GVRD
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You can use a bridged modem if your upset about it.
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Their ideas get worse all the time
First, hijacking peoples' bandwidth for the likes of AT&T, who should be paying to beef up their network that people are PAYING FOR. Now a router that makes the stupid assumption you trust anyone you add on that data-mining wasteland known as Facebook. Oh wow, yet another thing that plugs into that horrid site. Soon they will be putting camera in your bedroom that feed back to Facebook smh. Heck when I did use it for a bit, half the people I had I hadn't seen in years since high school and college. Like I would automatically trust someone I have not seen in 15 years with my wifi.
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Fon bills the user if they aren't authorized to use it for free. I had a Fon router for years and only had one person ever use it but it gave me the right to use them anywhere I went. Problem is that wi-fi range is so short that nobody can access it unless they actually park in front of your house so the chance of anyone actually using it is pretty slim.