posted on Jul, 22 2016 @ 07:23 AM
I don't have a WiFi connection though my own router and modem and there are only a couple free hotspots near by (within a two or three miles). It is
possible to hook up an external directional antenna to a router and "piggy back" a WiFi signal, I prefer to call this pirating the signal. If I were
to set up such a system to my home WiFi network, I wouldn't lose any sleep from "stealing" some unsecured connections. If I felt guilty about it, I
would find the source and ask permission to use it, perhaps even share some of the cost too. It would be at the very least rude to screw your
neighbors like that, perhaps even criminal, not sure about the legal aspects.
If you had a meshnet network as a WiFi local area network, you could access the other member's internet connections if they allow it. There are a
number of meshnets in many urban areas, but it is a trend that is mostly unknown and gets little attention. I wouldn't mind creating such a system to
ensure communications during a blackout, but I feel pretty certain my neighbors are clueless about such a system and would have to be instructed on
how to create and join in such a network. Doubtless there would be near zero interest in my area for a meshnet.