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Unusually high bill,gone over the allowed usage,the people in question don't d/load anything so they don't know what's going on,BT are looking into it. Is it possible someone is hacking their wire… Read More
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
Unusually high bill,gone over the allowed usage,the people in question don't d/load
anything so they don't know what's going on,BT are looking into it.

Is it possible someone is hacking their wireless network?
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Has sombody given their code out to router? to neighbours?
#2
Is your router password protected?
#3
Benson's Bargain
Has sombody given their code out to router? to neighbours?


Not as far as i know.
#4
civms47
Is your router password protected?


It's password protected yes.
#5
It's been happening a while BT said and they have only just decided to charge them.
#6
It is possible to hack into a PC and then use router. Although that would be an extreme.

Have they got a decent firewall and PC protection package?
#7
do they watch lots of youtube as that is counted as a download
#8
fab_1
do they watch lots of youtube as that is counted as a download

everything you view on the internet is classed as "a download" it's all bandwidth usage, even if you just google something.
#9
Benson's Bargain
It is possible to hack into a PC and then use router. Although that would be an extreme.

Have they got a decent firewall and PC protection package?


They have an AV and Firewall,i don't know which ones specifically though.
#10
My house mate believes steaming isn't downloading. Because the file isn't stored on the computer. I'm the one on an IT related course too, he is doing Television. Stubbornness much.
#11
If you're using WEP encryption then the wireless key used can easily be obtained.
If you're using WPA/WPA2 then the key is still attainable but it depends if your key is in the attackers dictionary files.

My advice would be to check if you're using WPA2 encryption and use an online WPA/WPA2 key generator which will generate a random key like "BKR.hR!v.27.r,0-q-9Y.@'G#!:[email protected],4__#__'7?H5g.RZ"

I generated the above key from:
http://www.reallyeffective.co.uk/archives/2009/09/03/highly-customisable-general-password-or-wep-wpa-wpa2-key-generator-tool/#generator_tool
#12
DarrylJohn
My house mate believes steaming isn't downloading. Because the file isn't stored on the computer. I'm the one on an IT related course too, he is doing Television. Stubbornness much.


streaming will eat up your allowance
#13
Does playing games on line use up your download limit? both on a pc and xbox?
#14
suuzi
Does playing games on line use up your download limit? both on a pc and xbox?


Yes. Everything you do on the internet uses up bandwidth, whether it's playing an online game or searching on Google.
#15
If they live near swim and have wep encryption it may have been hacked (well swim is hardly gonna download pron on my their own broadband)









[COLOR=Silver][SIZE=1]Disclaimer: I am of course joking[/SIZE][/COLOR]
#16
Seriously if you are using wep encryption ditch it for wpa2. If I find someone I know is using wep I show them how quickly and easily it is cracked (literally a few minutes).


Also change your routers default login name and password, its amazing how many people don't.
#17
After speaking to the high usage dept at bt last week she informed me that gamig was probably the highest use of bandwith closely followed by streaming youtube etc then downloading
#18
I am one of those people that thought "download"... meant download !! Got a wopping £250 bill for 3 months.
Changed to unlimited straight away and BT halved the Bill cos I complained.
#19
Guess when does unlimited not mean unlimited?
When each bt exchange decides how much each household is entitled to till they throttle the speed if you go over that limit mine is 100gb a month sounds alot but isnt really.
#20
Go for the top option with BT, it's only about £22 a month. We go over the 'unlimited' amount every month and get traffic shaped. (100 gigs)
#21
skintzimbo
Go for the top option with BT, it's only about £22 a month. We go over the 'unlimited' amount every month and get traffic shaped. (100 gigs)


when i went over 100gb they put me down to 1mb speed for a month, robbing *******s

i think unlimited is about 40gb though on bt, they start watchin you at about 80 then cap ur speed at 100
#22
Thanks for the help people.

Got my OH looking into it,i don't understand it...lol

I'm worried about mine now,how do i found out if mine is using WEP encryption?
#23
If it is BT, it is probably at default, but as i am not with BT, i am unsure of the security. Best thing you can do is just disable wireless completely - if your not using it of course - that guarantees no access for anyone unless you are directly plugged into the BT Homehub (assuming it is this you have)
#24
DarrylJohn
If it is BT, it is probably at default, but as i am not with BT, i am unsure of the security. Best thing you can do is just disable wireless completely - if your not using it of course - that guarantees no access for anyone unless you are directly plugged into the BT Homehub (assuming it is this you have)


I'm not with BT the people i'm talking about in the OP are.

I got my wireless router from AOL,after the previous comments i just wondered about my security and wanted to know if mine was WEP encrypted.

I do use Broadband wirelessly when i'm on my netbook.
#25
im with BT and i have no usage allowance. its unlimited. though i believe if i excessively download at peak times then i will be throttled. but to no lower than 2mb, as i was told. if i need to download something, i'll let it all come down overnight.
#26
If its new it probably will be wpa encrypted. You need to log into your router with the routersusername and password and go to wireless, it should say in that what encryption it is using, you should be able to change it from there. Likewise with all isp provided routers
#27
Wireless connections are not secure no matter what method of encryption you use. They can all be broken. If you want secure, use an ethernet cable.
#28
shanecr
im with BT and i have no usage allowance. its unlimited. though i believe if i excessively download at peak times then i will be throttled. but to no lower than 2mb, as i was told. if i need to download something, i'll let it all come down overnight.


as above BT's 'unlimited' is normally around 80gb a month, if you constantly go over that they cap your speed for a month

also they throttle from about 5pm to 12
#29
suchafunkymonkey
Wireless connections are not secure no matter what method of encryption you use. They can all be broken. If you want secure, use an ethernet cable.


Indeed,but trying to make it as secure as possible is surely a good idea:)
#30
DarrylJohn
If its new it probably will be wpa encrypted. You need to log into your router with the routersusername and password and go to wireless, it should say in that what encryption it is using, you should be able to change it from there. Likewise with all isp provided routers


Thanks,one for my OH i think coz i've no idea how to even log into the router:oops:

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