Extending WIFI

  dbcompany 17:11 31 Jul 2009
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We have a FREE WIFI Internet in the town.
In the hotel where I work only one part of the hotel can see the free wifi.
That means all the staff are sitting in the hotels lounge and using wifi.
We don’t like it, because they leave their laptops in the lounge and it does not look good for a guest. They think the seat is taken etc.
I want to extend the signal so staff could use the internet in the STAFF ROOM
I have a free room where I can put the pc and connect the WIFI usb aerial.
Then I will have cat5e cable going from the PC to the Staff Rooms router.
That means Staff will be able to plug the cable in the computer and use internet from the town. This all thing works, but there is one problem.
My Boss thinks it is not legal to do it.
I think it is. Because it does not matter if staff is using Internet in the lounge or in staff room.
So the question: IS IT LEGAL TO EXTEND FREE WIFI SO STAFF IN THE HOTEL COULD USE IT.

  Forum Editor 18:11 31 Jul 2009

is yes, at least as far as UK law is concerned.

If your town provides a free-access wireless network there's no reason why you shouldn't extend the range of the existing wireless signal within a building, provided it is for free access, and is not for commercial purposes.

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