Why your internet connection sharing with your neighbor is illegal
Sharing your internet connection with your neighbors, next door first-love or society or community members is strictly against Gowifi TERMS OF SERVICE and if found, may lead to a police FIR with heavy penalty which would be 20x the rental amount of the account being shared. If your neighbor wants to get the Gowifi experience, he/she will need to contact us for his own new connection, and not hack into your wireless router or ask you to share your account with him/her.And here is an example of how you can get into trouble sharing your internet connection without informing your ISP.
Lets say, you have a 40Mbps Gowifi Fiber connection and you have sneaked in a cable or shared the wireless router password with your neighbor aunty. Now, if that aunty creates a fake Facebook profile for any reason and it gets into the cyber hub radar, then then aunty will be safe, but you will be taken into custody immediately, as we share the customer details within 5 seconds, once we get the email from cyber hub regarding anything. Thats the reason, we make sure, the CAF and documents are always proper and upto date.
Here is how we explain it clearly :
“YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO Resell the Service or otherwise make available to anyone outside your own premises the ability to use the Service (for example, through WiFi or other methods of networking), in whole or in part, directly or indirectly.”Another factor to consider is the broadband speed and monthly data limits.Let me explain how broadband Internet works.
In most home network applications the wireless router connects your local group of computers and devices known as the LAN with the Internet, commonly called the WAN or Wide Area Network.The WAN speed is determined by the ISP and is measured in Mbps (Millions of bits per second).
For example if your neighbor pays for a 3 Mbps Internet connection, they will get upto 3 Mbps.This Internet connection bandwidth is shared by their entire LAN via the wireless router.
For example if you “share” their WiFi and use 2.5 Mbps of the bandwidth to stream a Netflix movie that only leaves a paltry 0.5 Mbps for all of the rest of the users on your neighbor’s LAN.While you enjoy your movie, your neighbors systems slow to a crawl.Even if your neighbor has a super fast Internet connection then the monthly data caps will come into play.
Unlimited Internet is a term often used to market Internet services. Very seldom does it actually mean unlimited. What the providers do is add what is known as a “Fair Usage Policy”. The effect is that you are either throttled to a crawl or charged extra for monthly bandwidth that exceeds the providers predetermined limit.For these reasons most people set up wireless security on their wireless router requiring a password to connect. So people like you don’t leach off of their connection.In any case it is illegal to connect to a secured system without permission and you may be prosecuted.