By WPA2 OR DEATH - Australia - Queanbeyan
Today, my dad got a warning from our ISP for going well over their fair usage limit. I barely use our wifi, and I keep telling him he should password-protect our router to stop people leeching our Internet. He's blaming me anyway, and says I'm grounded until January. FML
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  LO388  |  7

26 - Yeah but then you need to make sure you have the right kind of net. If the holes are too big or the bandwidth is too small it will slip right through.

  NeatNit  |  32

When I see an open Wi-Fi, I just assume that whoever left it open is simply kind enough to share his internet connection with passersby. If you're too dumb to password your Wi-Fi, no one can be blamed except you.

The only jerk in this FML is the dad.

  Sandman366  |  6

Use oh so many gigabytes and they tend to get annoyed by you. Easiest way to hit that would like 50 DVDs of movies. If these leeches wanted blood instead of data they'd be long dead.

  Naitras  |  15

That's assuming that op knows how to access the router. That being said if she does know how to access it she could just put a password on it, its a fair bit easier than blocking all but a few mac addresses the family has

  lilhellian  |  26

66 Say ops dad has a friend over and they wanna connect. He sees it has a password he's going to get pissed at op. Mac block He simply won't connect and the dad won't be any the wiser as to why. Also on some routers theres an option to block all that you don't list.

  scoobysmith44  |  9

But it's also pretty easy to spoof a MAC address. Op should find the story on the guy who almost went to prison for child porn because of unsecured wifi then suggest putting a password on it. Make sure to use wpa though.

  zingline89  |  18

This is not a terrible idea. Every time I get arrested, I just tell the officer "No, actually I'm placing you under citizen's arrest." Works every time.

  ma12r  |  22

#32 you don't put a password on your wifi therefore everyone has access to it. that's how they "steal" it and that's how OP here got grounded

By  mercsl65  |  7

Tough cookies kid. You are posting stories on the Internet tho. God I feel old saying this, but when I was kid and I was grounded I learned to start playing imaginary games with carpet and lead paint to entertain myself.

  mercsl65  |  7

Why the thumbs down? I didn't have a computer to post on fml or a cell phone that could do more than make call when I was young enough to be grounded. Being grounded meant I stayed in my room with NOTHING. Kids these days are spoiled rotten.

  mercsl65  |  7

I'm curious to know how my cynical outlook has anything to do with the comparison of activities performed while being grounded. Namely posting to a website while being grounded until January.