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How to Steal Your Neighbors Wireless Internet Connection

By Edited Apr 8, 2014 1 7

When you move into a new place, often times an Internet connection has yet to be installed in your new residence. If you just moved into an apartment, chances are many people in your building have wireless setup already that you can steal... I mean borrow!

Things You Will Need

You are going to need a computer with a wireless adapter that we will use to try and connect to your neighbor's wireless networks.

Step 1

The first step to do once your computer is booted up is to find the wireless icon in the system tray located in the bottom right of the screen in Windows XP/Vista.

Step 2

Next right click on it, and then click 'View Available Wireless Networks'.

Step 3

If you live in a heavily populated region you should see a decent sized list of available networks.

Step 4

Unfortunately, if they say they are 'security enabled wireless network' you will not be able to connect unless you know the password.

Step 5

The secret is to look for one that is not security enabled and double click on it. This will tell your computer to attempt to connect to this wireless network.

Step 6

You should look for the open wireless network with the best signal so you get a faster connection.

Step 7

If it works, you should be able to open up your web browser and try to surf the web.

Step 8

If you can't surf the web, go back and try another one until you find one that works. Good luck stealing your neighbor's Internet while you wait for your own connection to be installed!

Tips & Warnings



Dec 22, 2008 7:48pm
I thought you gonna give some info on how to connect to a security enabled network.
Jan 6, 2009 10:22pm
Wow, what a great tip! I NEVER would have thought of that on my own. Neither would my blind grandmother, nor my illiterate cousin, nor my 5-year-old nephew.

What else do you have to share with us, Jorge? KEEP THESE GREAT TIPS COMING!
Jan 7, 2009 1:55pm
Instead of being so condescending, why don't you write something more complete then DR-WTF
Sep 4, 2009 11:41pm
Well I think this is a pretty good article. Not everyone knows how to do this. I can not count how many times my mother has called me asking about this. Now I can just give you her your article. Thanks for making my life easier.
Oct 15, 2009 10:18am
its good that was easy lol
Dec 15, 2009 7:31am
Helpful article dont take any notice, as you just cannot help somepeople. I had trouble connecting to my wireless internet while traveling and then I found that a lot of libraries have wireless internet especially in South australia.
You go in and join, and you have a password and username. If you really do not want to go into the library you could sit outside and use your laptop from your car just outside. And it was free allover south oz.
May 19, 2011 9:19am
Hahaha, great stuff!
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