Re: wifi in common house
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 09:48:44 -0800 (PST)
Hi Debbie!

We do have WiFi in our Common House and throughout the community.

We’ve had one password for the last 14+ years.

I don’t know how parents handle access to the open WiFi.  

We don’t have any special insurance.

WiFI throughout the community is provided via access to individual WifFi set 
ups in the homes.  For instance, “Ann’s WiFi” can be read by neighbors living 
three or four houses down from me. Ditto other households.   Since we all have 
the same password … no matter where I go in the community I can get a 

Recently, the new IT point person has decided new  people signing up for WiFi 
in their homes would have individual passwords.  That’s ok if I sign up for 
their account in advance.   But it’s not great for guests — I’m not furnishing 
15+ WiFi passwords to people.  I just tell them to use the WiFi in the CH or in 
the Guest Room.  

On Jan 12, 2015, at 12:16 PM, dlbehrens [at] wrote:

> Fellow Cohousers 
> Does anyone have wifi in their common house? 
> How have you dealt with passwords - changing them or not, if so with what 
> frequency? 
> Have you felt you needed to get insurance in case of misuse or hacking? 
> Have you felt you needed parental controls? 
> Any other things we should think about regarding wifi - pitfalls of one sort 
> or another? 
> thanks for your collective wisdom 
> Debbie Behrens 
> Highline Crossing 
> Littleton CO 
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Best --

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC
Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
Falls Church VA

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