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How do I tell if someone else is useing my wireless broadband?


Will
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Useing cable broadband I have a desktop useing XP with a wireless router for my laptop useing windows 7 which downstairs. I notice the Modem is going hard even when I am not on the net or when I logback on after a break. I know the computer and modem maybe doing self checks etc but wonder if someone could be useing my wireless facility because I don't have any passwords for access to it, is there anyway I can tell?

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Graphicool1

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Hi Will

Try this link...CLICK HERE

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Will

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okay so I am still working on this :-). I am working on the desk top which is not wireless but is on the wired link ie modem, wireless router and then this computer. The OS is Win XP. I managed to identify the IP Address which is a generic one and put this into the address bar but it doesn't do anything to be honest just leads me to other advise pages and finding the "Password Option" doesn't really happen? Anybody any advice????

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Will

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Okay sorted eventually used the "Default Gateway" number instead of the "IP Address" which took me to the right page and I was able to set up WEP security for the wireless link. Thanks for the support out there.

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Strawballs

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WEP is not very good (better than nothing) WPA would be better.

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bjh

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WEP is so much better than no security, I wouldn't let the OP worry too much about it. It's working, it's secure, and it's pretty unlikely anyone is now using your broadband, or has acces to your computer. WPA, or WPA2 would be better, and it's worth researching them, and putting WPA2 in place when you can. But, don't lose sleep over it. :)

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