Are you a WIFI freeloader?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Mega Pirate, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Mega Pirate
    OP

    Mega Pirate Member

    Newcomer
    24
    1
    Jan 8, 2012
    Mexico
    I leech of some poor bastards internet everyday and for more than a year, I had two WIFI signals from which to leech from but one got smart and added security to it. I even redistribute the signal I leech as my own to my other WIFI devices that aren't in range, but the bad thing for them is that I'm constantly downloading huge files and streaming lots of shows daily. I'm on it right now. B-)
     


  2. DroRox

    DroRox Ambassador of Ooo

    Member
    387
    28
    Aug 1, 2011
    United States
    The Land of Ooo
    Everyone around me has theirs with security and mine breaks down constantly so I wish I could moooooch. :(
     
  3. BORTZ

    BORTZ Neighborhood Friendly

    Global Moderator
    11,355
    13,551
    Dec 2, 2007
    United States
    Pittsburgh
    Nope. I have internet i pay for at college through the school. I have a router at home. And if i am out of range of those, i have unlimited data through my Verizon plan. From there i can tether to my laptop and surf away.
     
  4. Luigi2012SM64DS

    Luigi2012SM64DS G-old member

    Banned
    2,060
    309
    Aug 27, 2011
    Canada
    Minecrapt
    i have something called brothers who need internet. so i get non-pirated internet
     
  5. Mega Pirate
    OP

    Mega Pirate Member

    Newcomer
    24
    1
    Jan 8, 2012
    Mexico
    How is leeching internet pirated internet?
     
  6. Tom

    Tom Gbatemp's Unofficial Modder

    Member
    987
    115
    Feb 9, 2009
    United States
    New jersey
    i don't leech , except once i crack wifi at school lol jk (for now)
     
  7. Devin

    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

    Member
    5,711
    2,178
    Aug 17, 2009
    United States
    The Nexus
    I've done it recently, but only because we were switching Internet providers and I was going to be without it for a day or two.

    If someone doesn't put a password on their network, it's free game.
     
    3 people like this.
  8. Mega Pirate
    OP

    Mega Pirate Member

    Newcomer
    24
    1
    Jan 8, 2012
    Mexico
    Yes, I agree but I went through great lengths to keep having free internet after my laptop broke and I say it was worth it.
     
  9. Hydreigon

    Hydreigon Isn't that DELICIOUS!?

    Member
    501
    677
    Mar 7, 2011
    THE MOOOOOOOON!
    I actually did leech off of someone's internet once. I used it to download massive amounts of porn email people in my group for a project we had to do. :ninja:

    This was only once. I've never leeched off of other people's internet since.
     
  10. jamesaa

    jamesaa The Prince of Insufficient Light

    Member
    663
    46
    Jan 8, 2006
    I like cracking the WEP keys of nearby networks, and a couple of easy password WPA keys - but other than maybe checking the router page I don't bother with the network after.

    Closest I have been to stealing internet is after cracking a wep key I forgot to remove the access point from my connect to list and the next day it auto connected to it - it was really slow so I noticed within a few minutes.

    The main reason I do not use others wifi is I don't want to cause them monetary loss, for all I know they rarely use the internet so have one of those ridiculous plans that only allow 2GB a month and costs a bomb if you go 0.00001MB over it.


    One place I lived at a few years ago had an unprotected wifi nearby which clearly had not been setup (default router name etc), after leaving it alone for months we decided to rename it to some thing stupid for the hell of it, i drive past this area occasionally and even after 3-4 years it still hasn't been changed back :wtf:
     
    1 person likes this.
  11. jarejare3

    jarejare3 PROFILE CHANGE!

    Member
    660
    128
    Dec 8, 2010
    Malaysia
    Kuala lumpur?
    No, I paid for my internet.
     
  12. Mega Pirate
    OP

    Mega Pirate Member

    Newcomer
    24
    1
    Jan 8, 2012
    Mexico
    I like the way you think, doing things for the hell of it.
     
  13. Ammako

    Ammako GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    6,400
    3,530
    Dec 22, 2009
    Canada
    If you forget to lock your front door, it's free game.
    I'll remember this.
     
    2 people like this.
  14. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo Honk!

    pip Contributor
    GBAtemp Patron
    Tom Bombadildo is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    10,141
    9,966
    Jul 11, 2009
    United States
    I forgot
    Nope, I don't live close enough to anyone to do so. Although in times of need I can always tether my phone to my PC or whatever, so no harm done when no internet occurs.
     
  15. Devin

    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

    Member
    5,711
    2,178
    Aug 17, 2009
    United States
    The Nexus
    Darn right it is. Can't be too careful nowadays.
     
  16. The Real Jdbye

    The Real Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    The Real Jdbye is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    10,606
    4,256
    Mar 17, 2010
    Norway
    Alola
    I used to when I lived with mom, but it was the only open network and eventually they put a password on it so I couldn't use it anymore. PCs are boring with no internet connection :P
    Like 95% of all the Wifi networks in my city are encrypted, and there aren't enough networks at most places that there's likely to be an open one. There might be like 5 networks within reach in some spots, not much more, but in most places there's less.
     
  17. Jennyfurr

    Jennyfurr GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    186
    167
    Jan 7, 2012
    United States
    under a rock
    Nope, I just pay for mine since mooching would be pretty hard to do where I live. =P
     
  18. DinohScene

    DinohScene DinohScene <З MartyDreamy

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    DinohScene is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    14,839
    11,195
    Oct 11, 2011
    Antarctica
    В небо
    I hog internet from my parents for a couple of days more.
    Then it will be paying for internet myself.
     
  19. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Member
    5,324
    774
    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    What's the point of mooching WiFi internet when my speed is faster than theirs and I've got unlimited downloads? Then again, everybody in my area uses WPA2, including me.
     
  20. YayMii

    YayMii hi

    Member
    4,911
    422
    Jun 24, 2009
    Canada
    that place
    Well, in Canada, it's perfectly legal to pick locks. Well...as long as you don't do anything inside :ninja: