How to determine if someone is using my connection.

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  1. Jereme D

    Jereme D Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a wireless router set up serving 3 computers. I've noticed that the router indicates activity sometimes even if all of the computers are off. Is there some way to determine if someone is using my connection? It would pretty much have to be my upstairs neighbors, as I can't go more than 2 rooms away and still have a connection.
     
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    Doesn't your router come with some sort of software that allows you to restrict who is allowed to access it and your network? If you can you might need to install a firewall to prevent such access.
     
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    My wireless router has a couple features to prevent this. The first is the 128 bit encryption key. The second is a MAC-level access control. The third is that it lists the MAC address of every card that has ever successfully accessed the system.

    If I were you... I would change my encryption code and see if that does the trick. You probably want to set up some MAC control if you can. Why type of router are you using?
     

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