There are people out there who will kill, or at least maim, to avoid paying for something: How to get free wifi from an unused router?
Get a whiff:
I have this old router but its not piad so when you connect it says connected no internet. How could I “hack” it to get free wifi?
I assume he means “paid” and not “plaid.” And nowhere does he appear to realize that a router can’t do anything unless it’s actually wired to the Net.
One person scolded him:
I don’t really think you know what you’re asking.
Wi-Fi is NOT Internet. Wi-Fi is a form of communication in computer networking. If you power on that Wi-Fi router, you’ll have Wi-Fi. It’ll be free, but you won’t have any Internet access. You have to pay your ISP in order to get Internet access. No amount of “hacking” will get you free Internet. And plus, trying to “hack” your ISP to get free Internet is illegal. And its obvious you don’t even know where to start “hacking”. ISPs aren’t dumb. They have a lot of systems in place to prevent you from obtaining free service.
Though scolding him won’t be anywhere near as heartwarming as scalding him.