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I need to make my connection secure so other people cant use it.

My neighbors are using my wireless connection. How do I block someone from using it?

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  • InstantFixer
    InstantFixer May 11, 2010

    Indeed, the Belkin F5D5231-4 is a 4port wired router. Specify the wireless router make & model, and by the way: how can you be so sure that your neighbor is leeching your bandwidth ?

  • Jeff Strader
    Jeff Strader May 11, 2010

    First you will need to post a model number for a wireless router. the model you posted here is for a four port WIRED, not wireless router. If your neighbors are stealing from you...they have run a cable into your house..

    Perhaps you missed a letter in the model..

  • Chris
    Chris May 11, 2010

    Can you verify the brand and model # of your router and then I can give you instructions to secure your router.



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Set up a wireless security key, using WEP or WPA, there are settings on the router management page.

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