Do you let guests and acquaintances use your secure home Wi-Fi connection when they visit you?
While hosting a networking business meeting in my home recently, one of the guests leaned over and quietly asked if he could use my Wi-Fi to access the internet on his iPhone. I was surprised he asked me for it because I assumed he'd already have cellular connectivity. I declined and told him I couldn't remember my password (which was true). I carried on with the meeting, but afterwards I was curious about the proper etiquette for sharing secure Wi-Fi access with guests in your home.
That's a tricky one. Personally I wouldn't ask to use an acquaintances private home network. I MIGHT ask them if they had a public/guest access, but nothing where'd they'd have to provide a password to a secure private network.
At the same time, it doesn't seem unreasonable to be at a networking business meeting and expect Wi-Fi access, even if it is a private house. I think if I were running such an event, I'd set up a guest access profile and provide it for anyone interested.
The tact with which you handled it seems appropriate. Not many people know their Wi-Fi password, so I doubt anyone would see that as being rude.
As for proper, who knows. I think asking for someone's password is bad form, whether that's for a computer or Wi-Fi, however, simply asking for Wi-Fi access, seems reasonable. I would tend to say that in today's modern day, a proper host should provide Wi-Fi access, while a proper guest should only ask if guest/public Wi-Fi is available.
Yes. I have no problem with it. Its true that I'm pretty trusting buying don't see anything wrong with sharing my wifi.
Like you I am quite trusting too, but a few weeks back I got a bug that couldn't get rid off. My ISP warned me that It may have been caused by a WiFi breach, but I still have no idea how that happened. I've been cautious about my WiFi ever since.
by Wesman Todd Shaw 7 years ago
How secure is Hubpages Login? Has anyone ever had their HP account hacked??
by rcmz 3 years ago
How to reset it when I forgot my Access password?Well,i think it can bring you some help: http://password-genius.com/
by truecure.4u 8 years ago
How do I access my email account?
by IzzyM 7 years ago
I need someone who maybe knows a bit about networking to advise me.I only have mobile wifi to access the net with as there are no fixed phone lines, and my bandwidth is limited.I am allowed to use 5 Gbs a month. If I use more than that, my connection speed gets slashed. It's suppose to only go down...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|