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.
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