Give friend wireless password?

secsteveJuly 16, 2014

A friend (whom I trust very much) is coming to visit and asked if I have wireless networking and could he access it when he visits.

I know I have wireless as Verizon told us that when they installed FIOS. The tech pointed out the side of the modem and the label there (which I don't think peels off, or if it does, not easily) with User name, password, Wireless Network name and Wireless password. Of course, anyone can see it.

If I understand correctly, all that does is allow user to access the internet, correct? So there would be no harm in his using the password. Or is there more to it then that?

Thanks.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
SnidelyWhiplash

I'll keep it simple. Depending on how it's set up (the details don't matter), they might be able to access your PC if it's turned on at the same time. Or other things I don't need to mention. BECAUSE.....

This is someone you trust very much, I wouldn't give it a second thought. Of course let them use your internet connection, that makes you a nice host.

Visitors to my house are always welcome to use my wifi. I don't have visitors I don't trust, there would be bigger things to worry about anyway.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 2:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lazy_gardens

"I know I have wireless as Verizon told us that when they installed FIOS. The tech pointed out the side of the modem and the label there (which I don't think peels off, or if it does, not easily) with User name, password, Wireless Network name and Wireless password. Of course, anyone can see it."

That is your DEFAULT password, and you should change it because anyone - ANYONE - who can try out the small number of default passwords for that modem can use your wireless connection. For whatever they want.

Unless the Verizon installer locked down the network, which they seldom do.

Read the instructions and set a new password. See if your modem allows a guest account - some do.

A good password would be the first few words of something you can remember but that aren't directly connected with you or your life ...

A minister should not use "DearlyBelovedWeAreGathered" ... but a mechanic could. For a while my wireless password was "YouHaveTheRightToRemainSilent" ...

    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 10:24PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Only free amti-malware? I was told the purchased stuff NG.
I looked for advice a few days back on purchased maintenance/anti-malware...
jerry_nj
MacBook--Image Frozen on Screen
Anyone know what this means? (or how to rotate the...
AvatarWalt
switching mouse button
I'm using the mouse with my left hand and can't get...
Snomam
Can't figure out why my Firefox Colorful Tabs don't display
My colorful tabs stopped working and I can't figure...
lynnalexandra
Problem watching videos from Yahoo on Android tablet
Yahoo videos won't play on my Android tablet. Videos...
Lisa_in_Germany
Sponsored Products
Red Hat Outdoor Flag
$8.99 | zulily
52" Modern Fan Cirrus Gloss White Ceiling Fan
Euro Style Lighting
Revolution Collection 29" Wide Bronze Pendant
Lamps Plus
Modern Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Lanart Rugs Silk Reflections Gold 9 ft. x 12
Home Depot
Kidwise Bungee & Hoop Shootout Combo Interactive Inflatable - KE-IG5305
Hayneedle
Christopher Knight Home Bordeaux Tufted Fabric Chair
Overstock.com
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™