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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    OP: was your son eating a carrot when he accessed the free wifi?
    No. But I did just give him Maccas for dinner. Not sure which option is more BH acceptable...

    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLivesHere View Post
    It is amazing the difference in how much data you can get in different areas. My parents are a data limited area where they can only get 20 gig no matter who they go with. Where as we have 1k of gig and 3 three times a year we can double that at no extra cost.
    I have 8gb. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    I used to have an xperia.

    Settings > wireless & networks > WiFi

    If it's connected just click on it and there's an option to forget. Otherwise go to the three dots in the top right corner, hit "saved networks" and click then click forget. It won't get rid of the network though, he can still search for it and use it.

    If you want to block the phone from picking up the network, you can't do that from the phone settings, but I would have thought there's an app for that sort of thing.
    I tried pressing 'forget' but it still kept coming up.

    Anyway, I spoke to DS and explained that the most likely possibility is that it's the neighbours. He still seemed a bit 'meh' so I bluntly told him that unless he's going to find them and ask permission, then it is stealing. I followed up by saying "it's illegal!". He was horrified! He has vowed not to do it again, in case he "gets arrested and goes to jail". lol. So I think we're all good now.

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    Glad it got sorted... 😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    How to do what?
    how he's accessed this free wifi and what the wifi is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    how he's accessed this free wifi and what the wifi is.
    I already know all that. I just wanted to know how I find out who owns it and if it's a concern that he accessed it. And how to set it to not come up again. But anyway, we've had a chat and he won't do it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLivesHere View Post
    It is amazing the difference in how much data you can get in different areas. My parents are a data limited area where they can only get 20 gig no matter who they go with. Where as we have 1k of gig and 3 three times a year we can double that at no extra cost.
    We don't even have broadband 😕

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    I already know all that. I just wanted to know how I find out who owns it and if it's a concern that he accessed it. And how to set it to not come up again. But anyway, we've had a chat and he won't do it again.
    You can't block it from coming up in your list options but clicking 'forget' means his phone will stop automatically accessing it so as long as he doesn't sign into it again you're fine ☺️

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    You can't block it from coming up in your list options but clicking 'forget' means his phone will stop automatically accessing it so as long as he doesn't sign into it again you're fine ☺️
    Ohhhhh ok! Well then yes, it did say something about 'not being automatically connected' to that network. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    It's not only about the unlawful use of wifi. If someone (whether the wifi 'owner' or a person using that wifi without authorisation) uses that wifi to unlawfully access another persons device then that is hacking.
    Using someone's wifi isn't accessing someone's device. That's not hacking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Using someone's wifi isn't accessing someone's device. That's not hacking.
    Agreed... However if someone uses an unsecured connection to then access someone's device without authorization (a known risk of using unsecured public wifi connections) that is hacking.


 

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