Are you sick and tired of your slow Wifi connection? If yes, maybe it is time to change your ISP (Internet Service Provider) or run a check to see whether someone is stealing your bandwidth. In my recommendation, the second method should be tried first before jumping on to other available options. So, in case if you are game here are some simple and easy methods to check whether someone is hooked onto your network without your authorization.
Step 1: Check your router
Check your routers logs to see if any extraordinary activity has taken place. Try to look out for any abnormal downloading of files and applications which in your knowledge was never ever initiated from your side in the first place.
Step2: Check out the lights
If a modem light is flashing, and your PC is off, turn it back on. After it has booted up and you are logged in open up your browser and go to the routers administration page – select either 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 as an IP address, depending on which router you have.
Step 3: Search for all recently attached devices
Locate a tab that says ‘Attached Devices’ or one with a similar caption. This step will bring up all the PCs attached to your router and ones which have been recently attached.
Step 4: Go to the Command Prompt
Go to the command window (Start à Run à Type CMD and hit Enter) and type in ipconfig /all and hit Enter
Step 5: Comparison of the listed devices
Compare the IP address, PC name and MAC address (Known as the Physical Address or Hardware Address) to what would be listed in the routers attached devices section. If in case any such devices are not matching with your PC, then someone is attached to your Wifi
Step 6: Set a Password
In case if you fell someone is connected to your Wifi, it is about time you made it secure by giving it a password. Now, go to the Wireless Security or w/e section as it is called on your router. Setup a WEP key (Please note it down before continuing further). Once you are ready now click on ‘Apply’ or ‘Save’ and your router will reboot. Once rebooted the intruder would be disconnected, but so will all of your PCs.
Step 7: Secure your Wifi Network
Search for your wireless connection in the computers network and then enter in the key you created previously in the Step 5. Once the step is completed your internet connection is secure against all intrusions.
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