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    15 Feb '21 02:07
    My landlord wants to install outdoor security cameras and use my wifi.

    Anyone know if this is bad or not a problem?
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    15 Feb '21 09:03
    @phil-a-dork said
    My landlord wants to install outdoor security cameras and use my wifi.

    Anyone know if this is bad or not a problem?
    The legal aspects depend very strongly on your home-country.
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    It's legal to put them outside.
    Somebody broke into his garage but he wants to tap them into my wifi which just feels weird.
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    @phil-a-dork said
    It's legal to put them outside.
    Somebody broke into his garage but he wants to tap them into my wifi which just feels weird.
    I was writing about the implications of having one network serving the purposes of another person.

    Technologically speaking it is no problem at all. The question here is if you just want to lead through a signal or want to allow access.
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    That is the problem.
    I looked online and couldn't find anything that would explain if he would have access or not.
    I imagine he would because he would need to be able to watch video if need be and obviously it would be done on his phone or computer.
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    @phil-a-dork said
    My landlord wants to install outdoor security cameras and use my wifi.

    Anyone know if this is bad or not a problem?
    From experiance. Don't do it
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    Explain please?
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    Ask him to split the wifi bill
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    @phil-a-dork said
    My landlord wants to install outdoor security cameras and use my wifi.

    Anyone know if this is bad or not a problem?
    If your landlord provided your internet connection as part of the lease, would you object to using it knowing that it's available to both of you and your contribution to the cost is fixed?
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    I wouldn't use it.

    I pay for my wifi and I don't like the idea of mine being used for security cameras.
    I have nothing to protect and if anything did happen I would be dragged into court because my wifi recorded the event.

    We decided not to do it.
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    @phil-a-dork said
    I wouldn't use it.

    I pay for my wifi and I don't like the idea of mine being used for security cameras.
    I have nothing to protect and if anything did happen I would be dragged into court because my wifi recorded the event.

    We decided not to do it.
    Sorry if this is too late.

    I see several issues.

    1. If someone wants to piggy-back on your LAN, he is consuming shared bandwidth, so your link will run more slowly for the apps you want to run. You should be compensated for this, monetarily.

    2. Any device which has access to your LAN is a potential security vulnerability. Any device, including cameras, can be hacked and malicious code can be executed on it by unauthorised parties. If that device is already behind your firewall, then it can potentially monitor or infect other devices, such as your pc or mobile phones which are also on the LAN. This problem can be ameliorated by sequestering the camera in a guest-access VLAN (virtual LAN) segment which the firewall shields from the rest of the devices on the LAN. Consult the manufacturer of your router/DSL modem for how to configure this functionality.

    3. Legally, the landlord should manage and pay for his own WiFi for building security.
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    @moonbus

    The security of my PC was why I started to question it.
    I don't trust anybody 😉
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    @Phil-A-Dork

    A wise policy. Even the U.S. govt. has been hacked, and they should have known better.
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