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From the middle of December '09 all new and recontracting BT Total Broadband customers will be automatically opted into BT FON meaning you can use your Wi-Fi minutes as soon as your Broadband is set up. Existing customers who have taken the service since March 2009 will already be members of BT FON unless they have opted out.
So, what happens if some pedophile uploads a load of porn from that IP address? Do the porn police haul the network owner off to jail in the middle of the night?
Visitor and home-user Internet traffic pass through separate channels. From a security perspective it's as if you have separate networks connecting you to the Internet. This means visitors cannot use BT FON to connect directly to a home-user's network (or vice versa).This means that we can tell the difference between home-user Internet activity and visitor Internet activity. So home users cannot be blamed for any illegal visitor Internet activities on their BT FON Home Hub hotspot.
Good point!Furthermore, BT built this capability into everyone's equipment, but they didn't bother to mention it was there when they sold it. So, how many more Trojan horses are already built in?
Presumably, if someone uses the free hotspot you are so generously providing outside your house, that compromises your line-speed owing to erosion of your bandwidth?
We prioritise bandwidth in favour of the Home Hub owner.This means that you'll always get enough bandwidth to use services such as BT Vision and Internet phone calls.When you log on to BT FON while out and about you'll get up to 512kbps.
But, oddly, I have just checked my 'Fon Status' and it is showing 'opted out' yet I haven't done so???
There are times when BT don't give me (hub owner) 512 Kbps.