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Unread 17-03-2013, 03:39 PM   #1
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How to Detect if Someone's Stealing my WiFi

Is there any way to Detect if Someone's Stealing my WiFi? The issue I am facing these days is remarkable decrease in speeds.

I doubt if some of my neighbors are connecting to my WiFi and using the internet. Is there any way to check if someone unauthorized is using it.
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Re: How to Detect if Someone's Stealing my WiFi

Most routers will allow you to see what devices are connected to the network and kick them. Check the Attached Devices in router, it provide the detail information about connected devices.
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Re: How to Detect if Someone's Stealing my WiFi

Sometimes you can log the MAC or IP addresses of people nicking your wifi.
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Re: How to Detect if Someone's Stealing my WiFi

Yes you can check if someone is using your WiFi without you knowing about it.
I stumbled onto a software which allows you to do so.Who is on my Wifi.Try this one out and kick those who are using your WiFi connection.
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Re: How to Detect if Someone's Stealing my WiFi

Why not use a strong WiFi password? Also you should be able to to configure your router to accept connections from a list of MAC addresss (your laptop, mobilephone etc.)

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Re: How to Detect if Someone's Stealing my WiFi

Login using your local IP and usually your router will say what devices are connected to your wifi. Go into command prompt and type in ip config, that will show your local IP, which is normally something like 192.168.0.1. I strongly suggest you put a password on your wifi, as this will prevent anyone connecting to your wi-fi unless they've got your password.
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Re: How to Detect if Someone's Stealing my WiFi

You can easily check it about how many computers are using the wi-fi you have. It can be done by various softwares. Also use strong passwords for protecting your wi-fi.
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Re: How to Detect if Someone's Stealing my WiFi

Thanks for the suggestions guys. I would always refrain myself from installing a software for that single purpose.

I think I need to try out the ip address thing and see if it helps. I used to use a WEP2 key to secure my WIFI, but since I formatted my Laptop with XP Sp2 i cannot use it. In fact it does not allow me to use the WEP2 key. That's the reason why I left it open.
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