Thanks for everyone’s comments about my recent post about my internet privacy & security issues with my landlady here in Barcelona! In my last email to Elena I asked her how she wanted to share 1 router with 3 flats (!) whereby she told me a hole would be drilled and a cable from downstairs would be plugged into our router up here. After a few days of silence, she finally got back to me with this:
- 5th Email: Landlady to Feli (me):
Sorry to reply you late, but the truth is that I am very busy with no time to sit in front of the computer! [I see!]
Yes, you are right, exactly like that a Lan cable will be pushed through a hole from downstairs to connect with your router. It will not happen that the plug will come out, we have it like that in many places and it works well, nobody will knock on your door. The only thing that may happen is that they phone me and I phone you to make a rerouting. It is not the entire building, it will be three flats. You will have the rooter and the phone that as you know.
The other option for you is that we take out the rooter from your flat and the phone too, leaving you the connection, but I think that is more convenient for you to have it.
When we will have free the entire building, then we will do a connection always for three flats but with the rooters at the staircase, but in this moment the more convenient thing is to do it like that.
I apologize for any trouble that it make cause you to make the connection but it will be something that not will take long.
I am going to be away from Barcelona during next week and we can organize a day good for everybody, the afternoon to do it. i do not think it will take you longer than one hour, probably less.
Aha! Interesting… she does this all the time?
Anyway, I am pretty sure that no-one will move in downstairs for another few months and by then we’ll have hopefully found another place where we can have our own router. What a luxury that would be!
Enjoy your weekend!