Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

To piggyback is the act of using another person's wireless network signal to gain Internet access without their knowledge or consent. Piggybacking is a controversial issue around the world, as one could argue that piggybacking is "stealing" Internet service or use someone's Internet to perform illegal activities. In fact, piggybacking is even illegal in some countries.


To prevent piggybacking, enable protection on your wireless router.

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