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Encourage Wifi Sharing

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Encourage Wifi Sharing

I used my neighbour's unsecured network when I had no internet connection, and I want to give something back. However, I'm worried about the security risks, and I'd like to be able to choose how much of my bandwidth I share.

Companies such as FON (http://www.fon.com/en/) promote internet connection sharing, where philanthropic wireless-network-owners are given the opportunity to safely share their broadband with their surrounding area.

FON charges people for the privilege, and requires users to purchase a proprietary router.

It would be great if F9 could provide the necessary tools for free, potentially making up the cost by showing 'sharers' the F9 front page when they log-in to the service.
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astarsolutions
Grafter
Posts: 393
Registered: 26-07-2007

Encourage Wifi Sharing

Encouraging you to share you service with others rather than them paying for the service is a bad business model for a company - don't expect anything from F9.

On a more positive note there are a lot of community broadband sharing groups around where you can share you connection along with a group of others.
One example of this is SNS in East Sussex
http://www.snsfeeed.net/
mar7t1n
Grafter
Posts: 84
Registered: 09-08-2007

Encourage Wifi Sharing

With all the speed problems everyone is always going on about - I don't think we need the neighbours using half the bandwidth as well. Unless they want to use it when I'm out and promise not to use too much otherwise I'd be paying another £1 for going over the monthly quota.