WiFi without tie-in deal

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Is it possible to get WiFi access at home without being tied in to a deal?

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Yes, it is called hacking into your neighbors wifi networking and freeloading.  Watch the Big Bang Theory and see how Penny does it…

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  • Ben Rubenstein
    Welcome to ITKE, Mike. Apart from freeloading on your neighbors' signal, one option I can think of is using a MiFi card (you can rent one or tie in to your phone plan). 

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  • CharlieBrowne
    You can also ask your neighbor for permission to use their Wi-Fi.Them will have to give you the access code if it is setup as secure.
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  • Yorkshireman
    I suggest a more sensibel answer is that you only need a broadband connection - that is - a digital signal. It used to be tha case that this was connected to a hub or router, and wires went to each computer. this is secure, and simple.  Neighbouyrs wont steal your bandwidth. WiFi is merely a wireless means of distributing thre signal to devices with a receiver, so given broadband at the phone plug, you wire it to a transmitter (The wifi bit) and THAT broadcasts the signal to all devices in range.  Ensure you password protect it.  I can suggest plus Net as a provider - you can exit at any point, but there are many others.  Don't confuse the wifi bit with the broadband connection. bonne chance !          
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  • TomLiotta
    It's possible. All you need is a signal from somewhere that doesn't require a password. There are hotspots that make pay-as-you-go available, and some locations make it available to customers. (We took our cat to a nearby vet clinic a couple weeks ago, and they had WiFi in their waiting area.) But on an ongoing basis, you can expect that either you'll have a monthly deal or you're going to be paying a higher rate for the minutes you're using. -- Tom
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  • AndreaF
    I have Shaw High Speed in Canada, which I pay on a monthly basis (no locked in plan). A decent router gives me wireless access throughout the house for laptops and wireless printer, and my older, non-wifi PC is connected directly. Works like a charm all around!
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  • jinteik
    what a friend mine did was he shared the cost with his neighbor and they agreed and they got their wifi (but this is not free)
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