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#1 Rayal49

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 05:54 PM

I was setting up security on my router when I noticed that under DHCP clients that there were two other computers listed besides mine. Does this mean someone else was piggy backing on my internet connection?
I have now set a new SSID, enabled MAC filtering and set a password , and blocked the other computers.
Will this stop others from using my connection?

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 06:49 PM

My guess is definitely YES.
Besides what you did, please, do enable encryption such as WPA/TSKP and make sure both the router and the wireless section has a nice, confusing, loooooong password.

Switching SSID off except for the time you need to setup a connection would not be bad idea, though I've been told to not bother. The measures you took are better.

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 09:46 PM

Yes, someone was stealing your connection. A neighbor of mine had set up a router, with nothing on it, NOTHING. His isp shut him down because of over 550 gigs in downloads in one month.
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Posted 26 July 2007 - 07:22 AM

People come into my shop with connectivity problems similar to this quite frequently. Most often they don't even know that they're stealing your bandwidth - but until you put on the security, they'll never know and will keep on leeching off of your connection.
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Posted 27 July 2007 - 08:31 PM

Tos226,
I have already set encryption TKIP, but thanks for the advice

Rayal





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