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Yep, someone is piggybacking off your router. I found a kid last week doing the same thing. Go into the router control panel, type this into your address bar 192.168.1.1 ,that should get you into the first screen for your router, then Log in, if you never changed the password go to the second line and type admin into the second line, that should take you to the setup page, click on wireless, you will then see a panel that shows your connection status. Change the encryption to wep or wpa,1 or 2, it's just going to encrypt the signal. You will see a key that is quite long, you can change that to a ten digit or more number that you will remember. You will have to go into each machine that is in your network, and type in the new key that you made along with the wep or wpa encryption you changed it to. That is it you no longer have an open connection nor a shared connection. Just remember that if you use a WiFi phone or anything else wifi, it will automatically ask for the "KEY" from now on. That's just the way life is now, kids don't consider it stealing. You need to do this right away, anyone who is hacking into your network, could easily obtain access to your files passwords etc, with very little skill, also change the "admin" default password on the router log in page, and write everything down or you won't be able to get in without reseting everything, good luck
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
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