Again I point out, whats the difference between IHOP (or a hotel or other free wireless connection) and Someones unsecured connection at home. Yes you pay for it, but a wireless signal broadcast is free game, the ISP is getting their money, and you can only use so much bandwith. If it was a real problem the ISP's would have done something about it so they can get money, cause you know they will rape you for every dime they can.
Since ISP's, who provide the bandwith and service, have no problem how many computers or how much is used dont care, why should anyone else?
I myself use COX Cable service, after reading a few threads like this one on several sites, I gave them a little call. According to them, haveing a wireless router in your home is perfactly fine and they have no problem with it. I even suggested that other people that live close to me are useing it and again they said as long as I am fine with them "piggy-backing" on my signal. They are fine with it, cause they are reciveing payment for service and I am not useing it for business with excessive bandwith useage.
From where I am sitting, some Tom, Dick, or Harry has a wireless reciver and just happens to live close enough to a signal (weither my house, your house, a motel, resturant or anything!) so he can get online, then use it. I see no theft from useing a signal that is there and not regulated like cell phones, TV, Radio's.
Again I dont want to start a fight, I guess we should just agree to disagree
If you have a problem with people useing your signal then just setup security. I agree that in the setup process there should be a pop-up window or something like that, that will inform you of the danger of leaveing it unsecured, as well as the benifits of leaveing it like that... (Neighbors that like you more
Thats my 2 cents no one ask for!