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01-27-2009, 11:10 PM
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Wireless Network Question

Long story short, my neighbours are using my network and I want to secure it with a password. When I set it up I thought that there would be no way my old fart neighbours would use it but after a year I discovered they were on it. So how do I change it so when you log on there's a password? It's a linksys router.

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Login to the router, and enable WEP, WPA, or WPA2 encryption (WPA and and WPA2 are preferred to WEP, not to mention, have easier to remember passwords, and slightly more secure).

Once you enable a password, the average joe won't be able to login to your wireless network. You could also do other things like MAC filtering, disabling SSID broadcast, but I don't think those make that much of a difference to security.

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If my username isn't 'admin' and password isn't blank and I don't know what they are is there a way to find out?

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NVM i figured out how to get in there

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It took you a year? You're lucky he didn't download child porn or something.

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a combination of wep/wpa encryption, mac filtering, and disabling the ssid broadcast would be best.

should also give the ssid a unique name and put a unique login/password on the router.

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Out of curiosity, how did you know he was using it?

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Out of curiosity, how did you know he was using it?
I was playing COD on my Ps3 and it's hard wired and I always get a good signal unless someone is downloading upstairs. No one was home and I had a terrible connection so I checked who else was on the network and there my neighbour was.

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Login to the router, and enable WEP, WPA, or WPA2 encryption (WPA and and WPA2 are preferred to WEP, not to mention, have easier to remember passwords, and slightly more secure).

Once you enable a password, the average joe won't be able to login to your wireless network. You could also do other things like MAC filtering, disabling SSID broadcast, but I don't think those make that much of a difference to security.
MAC Address Filtering FTW!

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I was playing COD on my Ps3 and it's hard wired and I always get a good signal unless someone is downloading upstairs. No one was home and I had a terrible connection so I checked who else was on the network and there my neighbour was.
If he's on your unsecured wireless network...it works both ways. You could donate some "files" to his computer.

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