You assume im in highschool? Hmm I can be out of college and still have college friends. No, I'm 28. For one thing most providers supply you with a flat fee for services. You guys must have some crappy isp's where you are if you have to pay for extra bandwidth. I wasnt trying to start a internet fight with anyone ! I was just trying to help peeps get their wii online... So sorry if I offended anyone... Lock your router down.. I have cox cable but I still like free wifi, I use a DDWRT 150N as a repeater over 1/2 a mile away. I just like challenges and when a unsecured comes around I go for it. You may be arrested for it even though its not actually a law, but hey whos gonna catch me 1/2 mile away.
Connecting to your neighbors Wireless router is not the same as connecting to the WiFi connection at McDonalds. You are comparing apples to oranges. McDonalds is a "Public" WiFi connection and your neighbors is a "Private" WiFi connection.