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Author Topic: ISPs policy on sharing your internet with neighbours.  (Read 2158 times)

setecio

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ISPs policy on sharing your internet with neighbours.
« on: June 07, 2008, 11:07:54 AM »

PC advisor magazine used to offer a free la fonera modem with subscriptions sugesting that it could be used in the UK with alot of ISPs.
http://www.fon.com/en/
Surely this is just the same as sharing your internet with the neighbours using something like
http://www.buffalo-technology.com/products/wireless/wireless-g-mimo-performance/wireless-g-mimo-performance-router-with-dd-wrt/
which seems to be designed for hotspots.

Do some ISPs allow you to share your connection ?
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soms

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Re: ISPs policy on sharing your internet with neighbours.
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2008, 04:13:32 PM »

The FON network is an interesting approach to internet access...

ISPs who are partners with FON, including BT (Total Broadband) have an arrangement whereby your WiFi router is set up to have two wireless networks with different SSIDs. One is your private network and one is set up for other members of the FON network to connect to. They then open their browser and login using their ISP details.

Basically each customer router becomes a public hotspot. The network traffic is kept entirely seperate from the users and any public usage does not count towards the users usage limit.

On BT home hubs if your a member of BT FON then your hub is updated remotely and you'll find your hosting an Openzone hotspot.
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setecio

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Re: ISPs policy on sharing your internet with neighbours.
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2008, 06:42:11 PM »

Interesting. I only recognise BT out of the ISP list

http://www.fon.com/en/info/fonFriends#ISPs

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Ezzer

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Re: ISPs policy on sharing your internet with neighbours.
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2008, 06:46:44 PM »

I've now got the BT Anywhere package with what's like a blackberry. as far as I was aware this now networks with anyother hub on the anywhere package, but just any bt hub (unless you know the wep key for that hub in the same way as with a laptop) the software is done so that either party cannot see any thing the other is doing. and the phone belonging to the person whos hub it is always has first dibs if there's any capacity issues.
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