Look at WiFi.com FAQ and How it Works presentation.
Wifi.com provides a software application which works regardless of the hardware in place. Wifi.com is compatible with any WiFi access point or router.
Enables you to grant access to your secure home or work wifi networks simply by sending an invitation to your friends and colleagues through the Wifi.com manager. No more remembering WEP keys or updating your friends with new keys - the Wifi.com manager does this automatically. You can add friends from your outlook contacts, hotmail, Gmail, and dozens of other programs with a few quick clicks.
We recommend you share your WiFi connection only with the people you trust. Wifi.com allows you to invite your friends and colleagues to use your secure wifi network without sharing your WEP key.
You have to work off their site for this, though...
Go to wifi.com and log into your account and you will have the ability to add or remove people from accessing your wifi network.
This is their finance angle...
More and more wifi hotspots are available free of charge, and we believe this trend will continue. However, there are may be times there isn't a free wifi hotspot available. And, if you must pay for a wifi connection then we feel it should be as affordable and easy to access as possible. Wifi.com lets you connect to premium wifi networks on a per minute basis just like a pre-paid phone card lets you make long distance calls. We have preloaded your account with a $5 credit so you can try this functionality next time you are in an airport or hotel. Through our strategic partnership with Whisher, you can recharge your premium wifi minutes account any time your account runs low.
Whisher was acquired by wifi.com in Q1 2009. We are utilizing many of their outstanding technologies and added many of our own to create what we hope you will feel is a superior WiFi experience.