Our LDS wardhouse is right next to a park with a running track, fields etc. Back when the kids played soccer, I'd wait for them after practice in the parking lot near the LDS church and could try to access their Wifi, but it required a password. Sometimes I'd get bored and try to figure out what the password was, just for entertainment. But I never did. Although in all fairness, I didn't want to get caught trying to hack in so I'd only try a couple of times before I gave up.
I think it's the same password for all buildings (as far as I know). I know what it is :) It's worked at multiple buildings in both Canada and the USA, I don't even have to register my phone at each one because they all use the same SSID.
I'm just shocked that they even have wifi in all the buildings. With what I know about the church, it makes me wonder what they are doing with the buildings in the middle of the week when no members are around, and how they are making money off of it.
Maybe it's so they can guilt members into paying tithing online, in the middle of the meetings.
You bet! Nexus 7's, ipads, Nooks, etc. Why carry around those heavy books when everything, including scriptures, hymnal, and lesson manuals is all downloaded. That and you can play Anygrybirds so you don't beat your head against the wall out of boredom.
Sounds like a freebie, but I remain cautious. Once you use their wifi, they can log info such as IP addresses and all the pages you visit. This would be another great way to spy on their members. Remember that they have CIA agents on their payrolls ( Check Strengthening the Members committee)
It's been my experience that the passwords are different at each location, at least in my area having performed IT work for several family history centers that heavily rely upon WiFi for connectivity. The only hard wired connections in practice are located in the Clerk's office, transmitting data via dial-up modem in some instances.
Far as accessibility to other sites, modems and WiFi units are shipped directly from vendors that are pre-configured with filtering already pre-loaded. Now if you have a issue with a unit SLC simply overnights a replacement unit rather than divulging administrative passwords.
My last calling was Stake Technology Specialist. I managed all the wifi's in the stake. It's currently Pioneer47 everywhere but they are moving towards eventually making people log in to the wifi with their LDS account username and password.