Go Back   Wireless and Wifi Forums > Wireless Networks (Wifi) > Network Troubleshooting
Register FAQ Forum Rules Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Advertise Mark Forums Read

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-15-2007, 12:04 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1
Default Can i Find out if someone else is using my Wifi

Hi All
Can anyone tell me how i can find out if someone else is using my wifi connection. ie someone over the road from me.

Regards

Andy
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2007, 02:45 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3
Default

Just get into your Wireless router administration webpage, and check all the MAC addresses that are connected to the router. If you see a MAC address that does not belong to any of your machines, you know that someone else is sucking up the juice from your network.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-28-2007, 06:48 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 17
Default

I can see about 4 wireless networks, all belonging to my neighbours, all unsecured. Its the biggest mistake to start using your kit with default settings, make sure you have adequate security enabled. If you have it go for WPA-PSK and for good measure try using your MAC filter.
__________________
BroadbandWirelessHelp.com
Guides and Articles on Broadband, Wireless and General Internet Topics!
Reply With Quote
Reply


« Wireless keeps disconnecting | Wireless issue »
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2nd Router or access point for wifi extension connected by network cable? fortstvincent@free.fr alt.internet.wireless 2 03-30-2007 09:26 AM
Breaking news: long distance wifi ;-) miso@sushi.com alt.internet.wireless 1 03-28-2007 08:30 PM
Intel Wifi card issues... eggoeater Troubleshooting 2 01-14-2007 12:54 PM
can a wifi AP connect to a wifi router wirelessly?? pstock alt.internet.wireless 4 08-07-2006 06:56 PM
Third Annual Defcon Wifi Shootout Contest Frank alt.internet.wireless 2 07-16-2005 02:41 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:44 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45