Remember Me? What's New? Forum Internet, Serious Business Can you help me with this? Results 1 to 25 of Thread: hypothetically sharing cable tv with a neighbor? Thread Tools Show Printable Version. In this hypothetical situation, the houses are about 15 ft. The idea here, would be splitting the cost of the cable TV with said neighbor Originally Posted by ludosc. The offense can be both active and passive i. I know plenty of people who did that in college and never got caught It's copyright infringement.
Do you remember the people downloading songs for "free"? Same thing essentially. This is also willful infringement, and you are subject to civil damages and criminal penalties. Last edited by hockeydude; at PM. Have your neighbor buy a large flat screen and put it in the window facing your house. And they should give you the remote.
The odds of getting caught are minuscule, especially if you bury the cable. If you bury it and arent asking for like 8 boxes they wont know anything. Especially if you give them no reason to come check disconnect or new services. You'll also need an amplifier. Originally Posted by r2k So long as you were to remove as many as were attached to the other home they could not tell "automatically".
Assuming you have an all-digital system by now, you will have to rent the additional decoders as well or register your neighbor's cable cards to receive service. Had a guy come out to diagnose a problem and told me before he arrived that it looked like I had a splittter and several non-working connections that were causing a signal problem with my data service.
Sure enough, he found a hidden in a wall from years before we bought the place, then changed out a splitter, properly terminated unused ports and wah-lah signal level improved and data back up to baud or something like that. Originally Posted by beer. In Austin Art and his boys kill you for cable theft. Originally Posted by Technology in terms you understand. Sign up for the Confident Computing newsletter for weekly solutions to make your life easier. Click here and get The Ask Leo!
Become a Patron of Ask Leo! If you have remote desktop enabled, they might be able to log in to your machine. If your neighbor were to begin downloading copyrighted or illegal material, or performing other illegal activity online, that could be traced back to your internet connection, for which you are likely liable. Needless to say, the easiest and safest answer is to politely decline. Those still exist. Download right-click, Save-As Duration: — 3. Note that you might not hove to buy a second router.
This has a separate SSID along with separate security and keysand a separate subnet, and the router keeps the guest part of the connections away from your main network. And you can change the guest access password any time you want, without affecting your main network. One other little thing, the legality. Result, the ISP could remove your service and blackball you with other providers. All they can detect, is that your bandwidth use is larger than usual, and there are just to many reasons that it can go up.
Just an ethernet cable or WI-Fi name and password, both of whitch you can change anytime. It can be used to go as far as your router, but no farther than that. Your router is probably set by default to ignore unreconised access.
The trust actually goes both ways. Personal boundaries can be hard to maintain. Catherine: If your BF has access to your wifi, he has access to the other computers on the network.
What he might actually see, as Leo said, depends on how you have your network and each PC set up. Also, there is software available to extend your network, world-wide.
He could conceivably,while in range of your wifi, set up a web connection, which is accessible from anywhere. Not likely, but possible. Hi, I have a need for a similar setup as Leo describes in his reply. I can either post a new question or supply further info. If the neighbors ISP goes down, she should contact them, not ask someone to use their passwords.
How to share Internet service with your neighbors, and why you shouldn't
I would never do that, either ask or let it happen. Maybe she needs to get a better ISP. If possible, you should set your router to restrict use to specific macids specific computers. That would prevent your neighbour from giving access to others. You may also have the option, depending on your router, of restricting internet access to specific times of the day. Is there a reference somewhere on how to do this?
Most high technological routers these days have a Wifi guest account, which can be turned on or off just as easy as getting on to google. If your looking for a cheap way create a lan, and add ur neighbor and restrict the internet abilities AKA parental controls.
My neighbor wanted to share my Wi Fi so I split my phone line using a DSL filter connector and than connected the internet phone Line to my basic modem no wi fi and using LAN directly to my desktop. Second, I connected the internet split phone line to a Wi Fi Router and gave her the code. What all am I able to do on my tablet without extra cost to such a fine neighbor?Forums Search forums. What's new Unread posts Latest posts New profile posts.
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Jan 2, 7 New York City. If I just get 2nd box on my account and give that box to my neighbor downstairs, would that be a problem or illegal?
This is a 2 family private house, not like an apartment, so it would be the same address. Jan 25, 0. Theoritically, you should have your own account, using the address as B Street Name, but if the cable is already active in your area, and is connected to their cable, then there "theoritically" also shouldn't be a problem. I just was not sure, even if it is different address apt does Time Warner state we cannot share the cable legally with a second box from them?My best friend and I are trying to just split one cable internet bill and share a connection.
Problem is I dont know what I need to get or how to do it. She lives across the street from me and already has her network up and running and already has 2 other computers on it.
Just need to know what to buy and how to set it up. I have a netgear router, do i need that to hook up to hers? I have a desktop. You can NOT use a router at your end, as it requires a wired internet connection. You need either a wireless card for your machine, but this may not give you enough range, or a wireless range extender. To reach across the street, both antenna need to be to the street side of the buildings. Even then you will be lucky to get more than feet.
This is NOT illegal as long as the owner of the router gives consent. Those who said this is not illegal if your neighbor says you can. You are wrong. If they cable company knocked on your door or their door and asked, and you told them that you and them will be prosecuted for cable theft.
The people who said how to do this are accurate with the how-to's and also in assisting your speedy prosecution though :. My neighbor had a G-Router which is an older version.
You will likely need only to connect either a G or N antenna that simply connects into either of the USB ports on your terminal. You do know that its probably illegal? Just thought someone might want to point that out! Check the cable companies "terms of service" just like "sharing cable tv" you will be committing "theft of service" and cable companies really do prosecute that! They have only agreed to provide your neighbor with service, not you.
With the correct wifi receiver you can indeed do what you asked about, however, it will be highly illegal! You don't say, but I will assume that your friend has a wireless router. You will need a wireless network interface card NICand you will have to configure it with any security settings that your friend has set up hopefully, she has secured her wireless. Buy a wireless router to connect it at her house, if our computer has a wireless nic you are set, if not buy a wireless nic.
Gee,wonder why the rest of us have to pay the high price of the internetJohn asked if he and his neighbor could save money by sharing one Internet account, via Wi-Fi. The basic concept is simple: You or your neighbor subscribes to an Internet service through your phone or cable company.
You set up a router with secure Wi-Fi which you should do, anywaymake sure you have a powerful enough signal to reach your neighbor's home, and give them the Wi-Fi password. Then the neighbor cancels their Internet service, accesses the Internet through yours, and pays you a monthly fee. Both of you would take a performance hit, but that will only occasionally be a serious problem--for instance, if you're both streaming HD video at the same time.
And even that can be easily fixed by paying for greater bandwidth. First of all, how well do you trust your neighbor? And their kids? They could download something illegal, such as child pornography, and it would look to law enforcement agencies as if you're the culprit. And since you'd be sharing your local network as well as your Internet connection, they might be able to hack into your hard drive. And what happens if the neighbor with the service is on vacation when a problem develops?
My DSL connection died while I was writing this post. I rebooted the modem and router and everything was fine. What if this had happened while I was on vacation and my neighbor depended on my connection. Finally, your ISP would almost certainly object. After all, they're losing money in this arrangement. If you read their Terms of Service, you're bound to find something banning such behavior.
If they catch you, the consequences might be serious. Contributing Editor Lincoln Spector writes about technology and cinema. E-mail your tech questions to him at answer pcworld. Follow Lincoln on Twitteror subscribe to the Answer Line newslettere-mailed weekly.
This should work, but the negatives probably outweigh the positives. So what could go wrong? All things considered, I don't think it's worth the risk. Note: When you purchase something after clicking links in our articles, we may earn a small commission. Read our affiliate link policy for more details.High-priced Internet plans often stop many people who were considering joining the tribes of cord cutters around the nation. If you live in an area with overpriced Internet, you m i ght want to consider your options of sharing WiFi.
Cable companies want to be the only game in town when it comes to TV consumption. So they have an incentive to keep Internet-only plans priced restrictively high.
But there may be a way for you to save hundreds of dollars a year on Internet.
Is sharing WiFi the best revenge against cable?
By doing so, you could become a cord cutter, get rid of cable once and for all, and bank some cash. The idea of sharing WiFi is nothing new. You can read pieces all over the web about the pros and cons of sharing your Internet.
Some articles date back to ten years ago or more. But things have changed in the few years when it comes to tech and cord cutting. There have never been more choices for hardware as well, including high performance routers, WiFi extenders and wireless access points.
What I do know is that cable and telecom companies are fighting with some success low-cost municipal broadband. By outlawing it, of course. A Congressional investigation this year exposed how cable employees are trained to create fear and doubt in customers when they want to switch to competitors or change their plans. Cable has vowed it change its ways. The good news is that there are groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation that have their own ideas about competition.
I mean, who really skins cats? Our second way is the Suburban Method, which will be more for a neighborhood-type of situation involving a few homes. If you allow friends and family to tap into your Internet connection, then you may already familiar with guest networking. Many routers have a guest networking option. By pairing a powerful router with an equally powerful WiFi extenderyou can have a strong enough signal to stream between two neighboring apartments.
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This simple one-two punch should be able to serve two families wanting to stream video and watch movies. Netflix recommends at least 5 Megabits per second for HD quality video. Having a guest network allows you to share a Wi-Fi signal without exposing what you want to keep private on your network. Your home network, which could include other computers, or a Network Attached Storage remains protected.
Just as important, anything that your guest downloads will not wind up on your home network. That can open some powerful, highly customized features on your router. Turn on guest networking, and use a unique password that IS NOT like the passwords you use for other accounts.
Often when people talk about sharing WiFi, it comes with some concerns, and rightly so. You can use filtering tools already available on your router. You can also try out OpenDNS to for its content-filtering options. With OpenDNS, you can take some countermeasures to protect yourself. Using wireless outdoor Wi-Fi access pointsyou can share a connection across very far distances.
These devices are also used to set up WiFi for campuses, parks and industrial parks.Frequently Asked Questions. Is DSL dedicated, while Cable modems shared bandwidth? Tags: DSL. A common misconception is that residential DSL is dedicated bandwidth, while Cable modems provide shared medium. This is only partly true - for the segment between you and the ISP's central office, and that is rarely the bottleneck of the connection.
Since your ISP's backbones and peering arrangements are often the bottleneck of the connection, and it is shared medium, both residential DSL and Cable may experience slowdowns at peak times.
One can argue that DSL is dedicated between you and the Central Office and shared from there onwhile Cable is shared for that "last mile" segment of the connection as well.How To Steal Your Neighbors Wifi Internet legally
However, cable technology is able to push much higher bandwidth over that last mile to support multiple clients, and the signal does not deteriorate nearly as fast because of distance. Because of this, cable modem technology may be somewhat more prone to variations in speed than DSL, however, it usually offers higher average throughput. This is fundamentally wrong. By the logic used here, all bandwidth is "shared", unless you have a direct line to the server you're accessing.
A cable modem is the same as a dedicated line. Of course it's shared at the router or at the ISP backbone, but the cable companies have such large backbones that it's effectively dedicated.
The actual bandwidth that is dedicated is undefined; providers will oversell at different levels.
Cable is vastly superior to DSL for the same advertised bandwidth. Thats funny because Cable companies can segment areas in which all customers on the segment use the same bandwidth to the local box up to the cable company. How do I know thisbecause the base I live on has overloaded the cable companies lines and at 7pm you can only pull 2. When the tech came out he explained there was nothing that could be done because of the infrastructure. I switch to DSL and now get 16 mps of the 20 I pay for.
Comcast loses, Qwest Wins! When people say they are sharing a line, they are referencing the last mile. Bullshitting them by saying that everyone shares the same line anyhow at the ISP is just a way to avoid saying the truth.