Neighbors stealing internet

Neighbors stealing internet

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wow

Glasgow, KY

#1 Sep 23, 2010
How do I find out if my neighbor is stealing my internet? I've being having trouble with my digital cable/internet cutting in and out. I've called my cable/internet provider to see if there was a problem their equipment but there wasn't. How can I put a stop to this?
LALA

Cave City, KY

#2 Sep 23, 2010
LOL. What does it hurt if they are using your wireless. It has nothing to do with ur cutting in and out. If i were your neighbor i would be pissed if it always cutting in and out. You need to get it fixed so the both of you can enjoy it!!!
secure

Westmoreland, TN

#3 Sep 23, 2010
Contact your provider & tell them you want a secure network. They will need a password to connect to yours
uhh

Glasgow, KY

#4 Sep 23, 2010
It's illegal to steal someone's internet. Call your cable company and have them to come and check your cable and internet connection. Mine did that last year they had to install something to the main line in order for mine to work properly.

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#5 Sep 23, 2010
Simply enable wireless security in your router's admin panel and create an access password. This will keep your neighbors off your internet connection. Instructions on how to access the router's admin panel and enable these settings can be found on the manufacturer's website.
Getta Clue People

Glasgow, KY

#6 Sep 23, 2010
LALA wrote:
LOL. What does it hurt if they are using your wireless. It has nothing to do with ur cutting in and out. If i were your neighbor i would be pissed if it always cutting in and out. You need to get it fixed so the both of you can enjoy it!!!
Why should someonce else get internet and not pay for it? NOT OFF OF ME THEY WON'T...
workingman

Glasgow, KY

#7 Sep 23, 2010
Your wireless router has security and encryption, and an SSID built in to it. Change the name of your SSID to something only you will know, then set the SSID to "no broadcast". That way when their wireless receiver looks for your new SSID, it won't even be able to see your wireless network, and they can't connect to it.
Little info

Glasgow, KY

#8 Sep 23, 2010
IT all depends on which router you have. You can access your router and see who all is logged into it. If you use a belkin type in your address bar 192.168.2.1 and from there you can find all the info you need. Choose the client list and it will show you who all is on it. You can restart it and it will kick them temporarly. Then you need to secure it.
hahahahahahaha

Glasgow, KY

#9 Sep 24, 2010
Do you live of 1297, over in Brithaven? If so call them and complain MORE. Our cable has been cutting in and out as well, and been that way for about 2 months.
Former LE

Greensburg, KY

#10 Sep 24, 2010
Secureing your wireless router by useing a password will only allow people to whom you have given a pass word to access your router from their computer. It will not save you any money but do you really want someone in close proximinity to you to be able to access somthing like child porn ? That could be traced to your router and your computers could be seized by the police and searched. If you haven't done anything on your computer, you would then be cleared but why risk it?
LALA

Cave City, KY

#11 Sep 24, 2010
Getta Clue People wrote:
<quoted text>Why should someonce else get internet and not pay for it? NOT OFF OF ME THEY WON'T...
Cry me a river. That is what is wrong with the world these days. Greed. NOT OFF ME. I tell you a way to solve the problem get it shut off!! LOL i hope they keep using it. LOL.

Since: Oct 09

Hart County, KY.

#12 Sep 24, 2010
LALA wrote:
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Cry me a river. That is what is wrong with the world these days. Greed. NOT OFF ME. I tell you a way to solve the problem get it shut off!! LOL i hope they keep using it. LOL.
So the person who is stealing internet access isn't greedy...but the person who is trying to preserve what he pays for and prevent someone from stealing from him and his ISP is greedy?

Ooooooo-k......
tank

Glasgow, KY

#13 Sep 24, 2010
its not against the law, take a laptop around town and u get all kinds of signals, would that be stealing too>?

Since: Oct 09

Hart County, KY.

#14 Sep 24, 2010
tank wrote:
its not against the law, take a laptop around town and u get all kinds of signals, would that be stealing too>?
Yes it is, if you are latching onto someone's private router signal which is NOT the same as wi-fi.
Former LE

Greensburg, KY

#15 Sep 24, 2010
Original T Jefferson wrote:
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Yes it is, if you are latching onto someone's private router signal which is NOT the same as wi-fi.
If you don't want your router used as a WiFi hotspot, you need toselect the password option. Then only computers that have the pasword can access yout router.
Good Neighbor

Glasgow, KY

#16 Sep 24, 2010
You selfish bastards why don't you learn to share a little maybe I have something you may want some day. I pay for my internet but if I can save the next person some money then thats good maybe he will help me out next time around.

Since: Oct 09

Hart County, KY.

#17 Sep 24, 2010
Former LE wrote:
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If you don't want your router used as a WiFi hotspot, you need toselect the password option. Then only computers that have the pasword can access yout router.
I don't have that problem- I use a wired connection.
Good Neighbor wrote:
You selfish bastards why don't you learn to share a little maybe I have something you may want some day. I pay for my internet but if I can save the next person some money then thats good maybe he will help me out next time around.
Why not let them tap off your electric pole before it gets to your meter, too? Sure, give away some companies services and resources- you're very generous with something that is provided by others, just like I'm sure you are generous with other people's tax money.
Former LE

Greensburg, KY

#18 Sep 24, 2010
Good Neighbor wrote:
You selfish bastards why don't you learn to share a little maybe I have something you may want some day. I pay for my internet but if I can save the next person some money then thats good maybe he will help me out next time around.
Well what happens when you decide to download some child porn?
Who's server is that getting traced back to?
workingman

Glasgow, KY

#19 Sep 24, 2010
Former LE wrote:
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If you don't want your router used as a WiFi hotspot, you need toselect the password option. Then only computers that have the pasword can access yout router.
Selecting the password only applies to the router (in case you were talking about the router password) or the computer (in case you were referring to the computer password). In either case, a password will NOT limit access to your router's wireless signal. Hide your SSID which is broadcast by default by your router, and then they can't even see your wireless signal, and therefore cannot even connect to it. And be SURE to change your SSID first, before you hide it, so when YOU connect to your wireless signal, you'll know the name of the SSID to connect to. This is the BEST way to keep someone off your wireless internet.

And BTW - even if someone accessed child pron over your wireless internet signal, THEIR IP address would still be logged as the offending computer, IF you have logging enabled on your wireless router (which is NOT on by default - set it up in your router setup).

Minor Gossett hhh

“I am da binger queen”

Since: Mar 09

Minor Hollar

#20 Sep 24, 2010
Your are too stupid to have a computer. Drop your wireless conncection completely. Prblem solved.

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