Question by  hernando (30)

How do you share a satellite internet connection with a neighbor?

Is this legal, if he and I share the bill? If so, how do I share the connection?


Answer by  SteveO (147)

I believe it is legal, as we now have "hotspots" for public use. To share a connection, the person with the internet connection needs a wireless router and needs to keep the access open to everyone, or set up a firewall with a password and share the password with you.


Answer by  Martha9999 (84)

This probably is not legal. You'll need a router. A wireless router will probably work fine if you are close neighbors. Hook up the router to the cable or DSL in one house and hook up first computer to that, and install a wireless adapter card in the PC of the neighbors house to receive the signal.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Yes, it can be done by wiring up a second satellite receiver from the same dish. However, this is not legal in most areas unless you are a tenant, and in many states, not even legal then.


Answer by  gigo (1706)

It is legal in that way, that your neighbour has to take the full responsibility for you. The connection has always only one owner. To share take a wifi lan.

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