Posts Tagged ‘freeloaders’

Who’s On My Wifi Notifies You About Freeloaders

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

This sounds like a helpful idea … but wouldn’t it be easier to just do a better job of locking down your router in the first place, and then use the tools provided with most routers to double check for freeloaders?

If your router supports wireless Internet and if WiFi is enabled, then it is theoretically possible that others connect to your network to use your Internet connection. While you can make sure that it is harder for them, for instance by enabling the highest security mode or selecting a secure passphrase that needs to be entered to establish the connection, it can still happen that someone else may find a way to connect to your wireless network.

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