Sharing your wifi with a neighbour is not ‘illegal’ as such, however it would most likley be against the terms of service from your ISP, and therefore breaking your contract with the broadband supplier.
Go to the Network Connections menu.
3. Right click on the active Internet connection and select Properties. 4. Toggle “Allow other network users to connect” to on from the Sharing tab and select the relevant Ethernet port from the pulldown menu.
Is it safe to let someone use your Wi-Fi?
By allowing someone access to your network, you’re giving them access to a system where data comes in and out. A tech-savvy person can exploit this to see what the users on the network are doing. If you own a business that offers a public Wi-Fi service, hackers can use it to steal the identities of its users.
Can someone piggyback my internet connection?
You might have someone “piggybacking” off your internet. When someone connects to your unsecured WiFi network without your permission, that’s considered piggybacking. Most piggybacking cases come from a neighbor who doesn’t want to pay for WiFi themselves and sees an opportunity to connect to yours for free.
How do I connect two internet connections?
A VPN tunnel connects the two (2) computers or networks and allows data to be transmitted over the Internet as if it were still within those networks. It is a connection secured by encrypting the data sent between the two networks.
Can my neighbor see what I’m looking at on the Internet?
The short answer is, “Absolutely!” Whoever provides you with your internet connection can monitor all of the traffic that goes across your use of that connection.
How do I know if someone else is using my internet?
Check your Wi-Fi router’s status lights
. Then watch the status lights on your Wi-Fi router. With no devices using Wi-Fi, the lights should not be flickering or flashing. If they are, someone else is probably connecting to your network.
Is my neighbor using my Wi-Fi?
To determine if anyone is stealing your WiFi, check your settings pages for your wireless router. Every device connected to your network has a unique IP address and MAC address, so you can see a list of connected devices.
Can I read someone’s text messages if they are using my Wi-Fi?
The service can access messages. The most secure apps use end-to-end encryption, so only recipients can read them. Being on WiFi does not automatically guarantee a text is transmitted or stored encrypted. On a smartphone, which messenger app you use determines how secure your texts are.