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replied the topic Can I share my wifi password to my neighbor without me paying extra charges? created by Teresita

Sharing wireless internet access with a neighbor might seem like a friendly thing to do, but be aware that you are potentially putting your own computers at risk.
If you give someone access to your wireless access point, you have given them access to your home network.
They’re on it.
It’s important to realize that a wireless connection – regardless of how your hardware is set up – is a connection to your network.
There are three basic risks:
If you have computers that share files or a printer among themselves, your neighbor may be able to access them.
There’s a tiny risk that depending on how your router routes traffic that your neighbor may be able to “see” that traffic. I call it tiny because routers typically do not route traffic to computers not involved in the conversation.
If your neighbor’s computer becomes infected with malware it may propagate to your machines.
To be honest, it’s the last one that scares me the most. The first two are all about your neighbor’s intention, which in most cases is probably honest and above board and is at least something you can attempt to judge. The later, however, involves your neighbor’s ability to keep their own system free of malicious software. That’s a risk I’d be reluctant to take even with the best of intentions.

I hope u understand...
Though its free, but u r putting yourself on risk

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