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Hi I got a quick question, right now I have cable internet going to my router. from the router I have the cables going to 2 computers 1 for me and one for my roomate. One of our neighbors said that he was using our internet wirelessly, my question is can you tap into a router if both of our computers our wired in hard-wired. if so what can you do to stop it. thank you
 

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You may both be connected to the router with wires but if trhe router sends wireless signals then anyone with a wireless card can use the signal. I actually have the same issue. I have the router connected to a desktop (wired) and i use the net wirelessly on my laptop but I can't figure out how to protect the wireless signal. Everytime I create a password for the network it simply creatyes a new network connection with a password leaving the original one wide open. I can't figure out where to go to set up a passwsord for the existing network.
 

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There's many things your can do to protect your wireless entry points. My understanding is you would have to be using a wireless network for your neighbor to be able to tap in unless he's somehow wired to your network. A simple firewall that supports VPN connectivity would require any remote user to log in...hence blocking any unauthorized useage.

Read some of the suggestions here....

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,844020,00.asp
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/learnmore/bowman_05february10.mspx
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/support/wireless_secure.htm
 
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