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I have just bought a laptop (acer5315)& its connecting to the internet(even though i dont have wireless internet access in my house)how is this happening please?i do have a cable connection through virgin media though,could it be connecting through that somehow ?

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No you are probably unaware that you have connected to a neighbours connection who stupidly has not security encrypted the router.

It is illegal to use somebody elses connection without their permission, so i would suggest turning off the wireless adapter (slider button at front of notebook) until you get your own wireless connection.

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