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Strangers Using Your WiFi?


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#1 CaptainHarley

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 01:09 PM

First question since joining site so I'm not sure this is the correct forum?!?

 

So here goes:  How can you tell if strangers are using your WiFi for internet access?

I have an older Belkin router that is unprotected.  I never could figure it out how to

set up the security.  Lately I believe that some not-so-nice neighbors are poaching

on my WiFi home network.

 

Thank you

 

AMF



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 05:22 PM

What do you mean by unprotected?
Have you ever changed your password?

Most WiFi/routers can show you how many users are connected when you log into its Administrative page via a common IP address (i.e. 192.168.1.1) as shown here. Specific information should be in your router manual or available on the vendor's web site.
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Posted 05 December 2014 - 06:49 AM

quietman7,

 

Thanks for the reply.  I never set up a pass word for my WiFi.  Years ago when my SO and I set up the system we never imagined

that we would need it.  Pretty lame I know, but back then we didn't have the crappy neighbors that we have now.  I'm definitely going

to look over all the links you sent, thanks again.

 

AMF :grinner:



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Posted 05 December 2014 - 06:55 AM

You're welcome.

If you need info about your router, you most likely can find it at the Official Belkin Support Site.
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