- Treat others as you would have them treat you. If you've ever used someone else's wifi, you should also share your own.
- If you don't share it, it's gone! When your internet connection isn't being used, the money you spend on it goes down the drain. When you're away, your connection is idle. Get the most out of your monthly ISP bills by sharing your connection.
- Put productivity before profits. Restricting access to the internet can mean big profits for a small group of people, but everyone pays through loss of productivity and access.
- Allow easy access to the internet. More and more, access to the internet means access to speech. If people do not have access, their voice cannot be heard.
- Use open wifi without guilt Use open wifi knowing that you are also a contributing member, sharing your own wifi. The Ultimate Open Wifi User Kit makes it easier.
- Give and Take This idea is based on the gift economy, where people who can give do so, and people who need receive. The roles reverse from time to time, but the key is it about sharing.
Yes! However, there are certain precautions you should already be taking to protect your data. If you've taken basic steps to secure your computer, opening your network should be no problem.
Yes! You can give your connection priority over others. Set-up correctly, you can run a free wireless node and never notice a change in your speed - even when others are using your network. Configuring Your Router
Regarding using and sharing open wifi, there are some clear parts of the law but mostly it is relatively grey area because there are few specific laws or court decisions about open wifi in particular. In a sense, we're defining the law through our practices. On this site, you can find more about Open Wifi and the Law