Do you know how to find out if someone else is using your wireless internet? And how to stop them if they are?
My house mates and I have an “unlimited download” internet plan. For 2 weeks of every month, our cable internet is about as fast as my parents dial-up, sometimes even worse. And we don’t download anything really anyway, just Uni stuff. But it takes nearly 5 min for my email inbox to load, and watching anything on you tube is impossible.
My house mate’s boyfriend came over and connected to our internet on his lap top without entering a password.
When I looked into the security settings for our network it was on no authentication (open).
Does this mean all our neighbors could be using our internet? Which security setting should I choose to stop them from using it? And do I just do that on my computer? Or do I have to do something to my wireless router?
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