Question about Computers & Internet
The only way a neighbor can tap into your internet service & catch a free ride is if your using a wireless internal /external router. You stated your using a modem. Your neighbor would have to access to your telephone service. Therefor call your telephone Co. & turn them in. They'll send out a service tech & check the wiring. If you find you are using a wireless router you can block free riders from tapping your into your wireless by setting up a password. To do this open internet explorer. In the address window type in this; 192.168.1.1 than press the enter key on your keyboard.
This is your default configuration. You should be able to set up a password here. Find your manual or call the Co for the wireless router & they will help you setup security.
Good Luck & have a Great Weekend!
Posted on Mar 21, 2008
Two (2) ways:
1. Use WEP or WPA security key (but that has been known to cause a slowdown);
2. Use MAC filtering which will restrict devices whose MAC numbers are entered into a table of allowed PCs.
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