Originally Posted by Slokunshialgo
However, correct me if I am wrong, but connecting to networks that are not your own can be considered illegal, if they chose to press charges. As for allowing internet through the LAN on it, that, I don't know.
Not really! If you are just connecting and not performing illegal operations with the wireless AP then what laws are being broke? The originator would be broadcasting in free space!
Now if you are using the AP to gain access to secured or personal data then you are most likely to get into some trouble. Or too use the AP to gain or acquire data that is copyrighted would be considered illegal.
I'm not an attorney! But the U.S. and with transmission of signal across/trough air space has been challenged my times. If the signal is protected/encrypted the user can break the signal. It is what is done with the signal after that which can be defined as legal or illegal.