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Topic # 15138 6-Aug-2007 18:27
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hi i would like to start open discussion on this topic of internet sharing.
I myself owe a internet cafe, and i share and make $$$$. Have rung telecom about this issue, and the response is that it is fine.
Have been looking through these forums and find the same user (geekzone employee i think) that continually ??? this when people bring it up. I would just like to clear this topic, Tomizone, Fivo, cafenet, and a few others do this, but yet they are happy to say "its your dealings with your ISP ?". what ?. Sharing your wireless connection etc would be the same as a basic setup for a internet cafe, and we all know there are lots here doing that.. Can we clear this up. please b4 its mentioned on every wireless internet forum etc

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  Reply # 81323 6-Aug-2007 18:37
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You might know what you're talking about, but I can't figure it out from what you've just posted.

What's the problem? People telling you you're not allowed to share a single ADSL connection for commercial gain?

Or something else?

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  Reply # 81326 6-Aug-2007 19:05
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What is your problem here whyless??

All people have been stating is that it may be against the TOS that you may have with your ISP.

Would you want to get advice from people here, only to find out that they did not day everything becuase it suits you?

By people saying that it MIGHT be against the TOS, then that person will know to check it out first.

You have obviously checked it out with your ISP, and if they are happy for you to resell their services then that is fine. However if you did it without checking, then you can hardly blame anyone else if they did not warm you.

All we are trying to do here is proice people with advice, it is hardly worth someone spending thousands of dollars, and then hit a snag at the end, just because they did not look at their TOS.

If you are referring to freitasm, then yes he is if the Admin here, and as this is his forum.

However most people here trust his advice, as he does happen to know what hes talking about. If you chose not to follow his advice then that is your choice.

The whole point of this being an open forum, is that everyone can help everyone, and you can choose whos advice you wish to follow.

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Reply # 81328 6-Aug-2007 19:06
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The "geekzone employee" is me. I am the ownwer and run the forums. You should now by reading my name and underneath it the word "Administrator". I gather you didn't bother looking at it.

As I pointed out before, most ISPs have words in their TOS that sharing your Internet conneciton is not allowed.

If they don't act on that is up to them. Why raise a problem here if you don't have a problem?

Now, don't believe what a help desk person tells you (heck, don't believe what anyone tells you on the Internet!). If yo don't have it in writing, and if one day they decide to bring you in line with the TOS, don't complain.

So, this is the deal. While it's in the ISPs' TOS it will be mentioned, to avoid people being caught.







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Reply # 81339 6-Aug-2007 20:01
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thanks for the reply, all i really want is to confirm what is allowed and what is not with this issue, and maybe it is addressed or not. Just trying to confirm these issues b4 going further with my buisness. As both of you have stated thats what they say and whether they address to that or not is there concern i will go with that. thanks for your responses. sorry to spark a reaction.

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Reply # 81341 6-Aug-2007 20:03
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No one here can tell you this. No on here works for your ISP, so whatever people say here is irrelevant. Only your ISP can tell you this. I advise you also get the services of a lawyer to help you identifying any potential problems with your business.







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Reply # 81343 6-Aug-2007 20:13
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thanks for your response, i understand your response. Leave it to my ISP to tell me what i can do and not do. Not the responses on a forum. thanks

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  Reply # 81346 6-Aug-2007 20:24
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Enough please. This is Mauricios place. Obviously his rules so play by them

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