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SilverRoxy

Deaf/ASL user
Premium Member
Is it normal for Deaf people to ask for your wifi information when they arrive at your house? I had recently started to make friends with hearing people. I noticed that they don't do that. Why do Deaf people do that?
 

femme Fatale

Official AD Nutcracker
Unless I personally know someone, I wouldn’t for obvious reasons. They can get access to other devices connected to it or invite unauthorized uaers. I provide a guest network instead. Just don’t give them the device access code or let them see the information off of a sticker on the WiFi device. They can change the settings and seriously compromise your service.
 

Calvin

In Hazzard County
Super Moderator
Premium Member
Unless I personally know someone, I wouldn’t for obvious reasons. They can get access to other devices connected to it or invite unauthorized uaers. I provide a guest network instead. Just don’t give them the device access code or let them see the information off of a sticker on the WiFi device. They can change the settings and seriously compromise your service.
Yep, pretty much. I also use hotspot on my phone to connect to my laptop wherever I need.. this way it's less hassle to ask permission to use someone else's WiFi... also I don't trust public WiFi. If I am at family member's place, they give me their guest network to let me access their internet.
 
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SilverRoxy

Deaf/ASL user
Premium Member
What is the difference between regular wifi access and guest access? They are connected to same IP address right? Why is it safer?
 

Calvin

In Hazzard County
Super Moderator
Premium Member
What is the difference between regular wifi access and guest access? They are connected to same IP address right? Why is it safer?
Separate access point (different passcode).

From Google: "A guest Wi-Fi network is a great way to give guests access to the Internet without sharing your Wi-Fi password and giving them access to your LAN."
 

femme Fatale

Official AD Nutcracker
What is the difference between regular wifi access and guest access? They are connected to same IP address right? Why is it safer?
It uses a different SSID to create two different networks. Like main network might be called 12345ATT and your guest network called 12345ATT_guest. The router is already set up to provide only internet access to the guest network and disable settings access.
 

Nita Thomas

Active Member
Unless I personally know someone, I wouldn’t for obvious reasons. They can get access to other devices connected to it or invite unauthorized uaers. I provide a guest network instead. Just don’t give them the device access code or let them see the information off of a sticker on the WiFi device. They can change the settings and seriously compromise your service.
I actually dog sit and some of the people I sit for do that too. It is a wiser way to share the internet. Plus it is something that you as the internet provider - have control over so you can change it anytime.
 

SilverRoxy

Deaf/ASL user
Premium Member
Is it possible to have one-time access? It would be awesome that when people leave my property, they couldn't log back on when they are back here again. I don't want them to use my internet for free outside. It would slow down my internet. There are some people that I don't 100% trust.
 

Calvin

In Hazzard County
Super Moderator
Premium Member
Is it possible to have one-time access? It would be awesome that when people leave my property, they couldn't log back on when they are back here again. I don't want them to use my internet for free outside. It would slow down my internet. There are some people that I don't 100% trust.
The only way you can do is change the access password after your friend leave your property.
 

zephren

Active Member
You can also setup access by MAC address. With this even if someone has your password, if their device isn't listed on the allowed list, access is denied. I generally recommend home networks be setup this way to prevent someone sitting outside in a car jumping on your network.
 

authentic

Well-Known Member
Hearing people do ask for wifi, it's just that your deaf friends are either addicted to iphone, or need a higher speed to make videophone calls. I ask for wifi access to my hearing friends when I need to make a vp call....1 bar on signal will frustrate myself and interpreters by saying "BLURRY, can't see!"
 

Evo Dragon

Active Member
When I was high school brat. I bought my first time laptop without internet at home. I used to search open Wi-Fi access in my neighbors area. I surfed website, I parked my car at near coffee cafe with free Wi-Fi access. Owners were upset then, set up passwords for block me.
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In Present, I'm on Specturm internet at home. If strangers ask me for sharing my Wi-Fi access? I said No! In my opinion, They are addict to porn sites, play game online for 24 hrs or hackers can break in my laptops as steal my personal information or they install trojan virues on my laptops/desktop computers.

In past, My first time phishing victim when I order an item with fake website as they stole my credit information. I called my bank for report my credit card has been stolen. They took care of it then, my CC cards has been cancelled, then tracking and they found a phisher at UK. I got my money back.

I'm a Prime Amazon member. I tried to log in account but, email/password has been changed. I called support service for help. They fixed it and recovery my account. and later, I found out I didn't post a nasty comment in forum. I've has been banned for terms of service violation. I said like WTF. I called surpport service again. They fixed it again and they found out it's an user from Russia. then removed my banned. Grr!
 
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SneakerNet

My IQ: 12
Premium Member
What is the difference between regular wifi access and guest access? They are connected to same IP address right? Why is it safer?
Basically regular Wifi which I called private network, this will allow you to see other computers, laptops, printers, and any other devices in the network, whereas Guest network is outside of the private network. Guest cannot see other devices in private network. It only bypass directly to the internet world. Make sense?
 

SneakerNet

My IQ: 12
Premium Member
Is it possible to have one-time access? It would be awesome that when people leave my property, they couldn't log back on when they are back here again. I don't want them to use my internet for free outside. It would slow down my internet. There are some people that I don't 100% trust.
Just like what Calvin and Zephren said, you can either add mac address to allow list or change the Guest password. I would say changing the Guest password is easier than adding Mac Address. You know how many devices do you have in your house/Apt? Counting cell phone, computers, laptops, gaming device, VPs, Nest, Phillips Hue etc.... you have to add all that to allow list.
 

SneakerNet

My IQ: 12
Premium Member
Oh one additional thing that it would be nice is to have 2 factor authentication added to the Guest network. That way anytime when you have guest over and you can give the Guest password and set the 2 factor authentication for certain number of days. When times up, Guest will no longer able to access to your Wifi network. Or other way is to have 2 factor authentication sent to your phone for permission if you want that guest allow to access to network (like sending code but more of yes or no).
 

SilverRoxy

Deaf/ASL user
Premium Member
Oh one additional thing that it would be nice is to have 2 factor authentication added to the Guest network. That way anytime when you have guest over and you can give the Guest password and set the 2 factor authentication for certain number of days. When times up, Guest will no longer able to access to your Wifi network. Or other way is to have 2 factor authentication sent to your phone for permission if you want that guest allow to access to network (like sending code but more of yes or no).
I like your idea! I hope my company adds this feature soon!
 
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