I shared my Wi-Fi password with a neighbour in need and now our internet is slow – don’t make the same mistake

A WOMAN disconnected from her neighbor after she “turned off” her WiFi for months without saying thank you.

The 24-year-old “do-gooder” lent her neighbor her home’s Wi-Fi password after a single mother of two recently moved in next door.

The single mother took advantage of the WiFi password for four months


The single mother took advantage of the WiFi password for four monthsPhoto credit: Getty

On Reddit, the woman wrote extensively about her experience: “I was raised by a single mom and of course I wanted to make sure she was okay. I said if she needed any help settling in just let us know.”

“A couple of weeks go by and there’s a knock on the door and a kid (his kid) is standing there with a cell phone asking for the password,” she continued.

“I’m giving it to him because I’m not really going to say no to a kid.”

The young woman, who calls her mother “Anna” for reasons of anonymity, lives in a house with two other around 20-year-olds.

They all work as freelance creatives and “don’t make much money,” she said.

The neighbor claimed she had trouble getting a technician from her WiFi provider to set up a new router.

But after about a month of Wi-Fi sharing, the Reddit user and her roommates suffered from slow internet, buffering videos, and laggy Zoom calls.

“I work from home sometimes, so I need it fast WiFi,” she explained.

“I texted Anna and asked if she had a technician (I know she doesn’t as I can see she’s connected, but as a gentle nudge).

“There are currently seven other devices on our WiFi network.”

Almost three months later, the neighbor and all of her devices are still using the WiFi.

The neighbor hardly spoke to them, let alone mentioned when a technician could come by to set up her own WiFi.

“We could upgrade it to make it faster, but it costs about $20 more per month,” the Redditor continued.

“My roommate says to just interrupt her and not say anything, but I’m sorry for doing this to a single mom.”

“She also hasn’t attempted to make any kind of contact/friendship with us other than asking about the wifi, or asking to extend usage/offer a contribution.

“We were friendly, gave her a present for Christmas and offered to babysit her if needed.”

In the end, enough was enough, according to the Reddit post.

The young woman separated the single mother and her children around the age of eight and ten.

Commenters felt that she was not wrong in what she had done and said it was very likely that the mother was avoiding her and was avoiding her on purpose.

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“We changed the WiFi name and login – the new password is moochingmama1234 (because I’m a little queen),” she said.

“Not a word yet… I think she got the message, what is there really to say?”

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Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing Alley@ustimespost.com.

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