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How can I tell if someone is using my wifi for internet access?

Asked by valdasta (2144points) January 29th, 2011

Is there a way for me to detect if someone is using my wifi to get on the internet?
Right now my network is unsecured; how hard is it to add a security feature or password? (I am new at this).
Even if I am password protected…is there a way for my bandwidth to be used or hacked without the password?
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Nullo's avatar

It’s not terribly difficult to secure your network; the router most likely came with instructions.
Heavy traffic will reduce the overall speed of your connection. If you’ve noticed performance lagging lately, you may have yourself a freeloader.

Rarebear's avatar

It’s not hard at all to add security. The instructions will be with the documentation of your router.

phaedryx's avatar

A lot of times you can access your router through your browser (e.g. going to and see which devices are using it.

bzzlink's avatar

Yes there are ways to hack your password/encryption. Make sure your security is set to WPA or WPA2 (prefferably WPA2) and you should be safe against the occasional hacker.

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