Who’s Stealing My Wifi?

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Living in an apartment building can leave the door open for stolen internet service.

WiFi technology is everywhere these days and it seems almost every electronic device around has a wireless network connection of some sort. Laptops, tablets, smartphones, digital cameras, printers, gaming consoles, smart watches and many other devices can connect to each other or the internet through a WiFi connection. But a wireless network setup also presents its own set of problems when it comes to your own home network and the devices attached to it, which can add stress to your life. With some useful tips you can ensure your connections safety.

WiFi Guard

This tool will scan your network for connected devices and rescan every 30 minutes, popping up a message if an unknown connection has been found. If you have more than one active network adapter the program will pop up the settings window on launch to select the adapter you want to scan, otherwise you will be taken to the main window where pressing Scan Now will detect all devices connected to the network. For every red marked connection you know is authorized, double click on it and tick the “I know this computer or device” box, which will tell the program to ignore the device on rescans as it is known. While running or minimized, WiFi Guard will rescan between 0 and 60 minutes and pop up a message on screen if a new unknown device has been detected.

Securing Your WiFi

Encrypting your Wi-Fi network will usually be enough to keep intruders out. In fact, you should secure your Wi-Fi network no matter what. There are too many horror stories of criminals using someone else’s Wi-Fi in hacking attacks or trading illegal images. As the owner of the WiFi, you’re going to have to straighten things out with the police, and it won’t be fun. If your network is already encrypted, and someone still got on, you should change your password immediately. Then keep an eye on things to see if they manage to get on again. If they do, it’s possible they got into your router and set up a backdoor. Reset your router to factory settings, check your manual for instructions, then set it up again from scratch. Living in a home may mitigate a lot of these problems, but with a bit of forethought, living in an apartment can still be the superior choice for you!

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