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SSID I have someone hijacking my connection via the built in wireless signal. How can I change it so only I can use my bandwidth?

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Change wireless security setting to WPA-PSK and Use custom encryption key.
this will enable TKIP Encryption.
for more info about TKIP Encryption

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Hello JediSentinel

(01) Change your SSID and then, turn off SSID broadcasting.

(02) If your router supports this feature, set up a wireless access list. This is a list of MAC addresses of wireless devices on your LAN that are allowed to connect through your router's wireless radio. They will be the only wireless devices allowed in. (Note: If you are using any wireless repeaters, doing so will defeat the wireless access list.)

(04) Set a STRONG password for your router login and change it often. There are password generators on the Internet that you can use if you don't have one.

If you need any help w/ any of these steps, just let us know. Please, provide us w/ the make and model no. of your router as well.

Please, let us know if this response was helpful for you or, of course, if you have more questions, etc on this topic.

Thank you

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

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  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 05, 2008

    One other thing you can do is to disable DHCP and assign static LAN IP addresses for all your wirless devices.

    This can be gotten around by savy hijackers by it is one more stumbling block to put in the way of not-so-savy folks.

  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 05, 2008

    To clarify, if you disable DHCP, you will have to assign static LAN IP addresses to all of your wireless devices - wired and wireless.

  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 17, 2008

    Hello JediSentinel

    How did it go? Did the information and links I provided you w/ enable you to lock out the wireless freeloader you were having trouble with?

    I DO hope that is the case. :) If it isn't, please, post back here and we'll continue to assist you.

    If it is the case, would you kindly take just a moment to close the problem by assigning a FIXYA rating for my "solution"? I would be very grateful for your generosity and show of appreciation.

    Thank you once again for using FixYa! Have a beautiful day.
    BJ @:)


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