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    Is my internet being leached?

    Do you ever get periods where your watching iPlayer or Youtube and suddenly it starts pausing or buffering?

    Could this be because someone is leaching your Internet through your wireless connection?

    Despite passwords and encryption it still seems to occur?

    So whats really going on?

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    No - i don't use iPlayer when i'm on my period
    Edited by: "DAMNOME" 10th Jan 2011

    hows about..
    disable wireless
    connect through a cable
    see if it happens..

    Banned

    Who is your provider? What meg is your BB?

    Probably just being capped when heavy traffic.

    Original Poster

    Wow a lot of replies at once...

    - It happens at different times.
    - It doesnt happen if I disable wireless.
    - I am with VM (10mb)

    I dont do any downloading and just browse really - and then theres iplayer/youtube, as mentioned...

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    DangerGod

    http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/how-to-tech/how-to-detect-stealing-wifi.htm/printableScroll down to "how to detect wireless piggybacking"Have a read.



    excellent, thanks.

    shuwaz

    Wow a lot of replies at once...- It happens at different times.- It … Wow a lot of replies at once...- It happens at different times.- It doesnt happen if I disable wireless.- I am with VM (10mb)I dont do any downloading and just browse really - and then theres iplayer/youtube, as mentioned...



    disable wireless, change the wireless key to something randomly obscene, test extensively!

    make sure you change the router's default password as doing the above maybe pointless then!
    Edited by: "kronas" 10th Jan 2011

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    kronas

    disable wireless, change the wireless key to something randomly obscene, … disable wireless, change the wireless key to something randomly obscene, test extensively!



    now thats a good idea!

    read my edit: make sure you change the router's default password as doing the above maybe pointless then!

    to be honest its probably virgin, my net goes so slow at times and randomly dissconnects and it really **** me off when it does it when im on xbox live

    Banned

    It's fine, it's been asked hundreds of times. If you did t find what you were after from that article then just read through the rest.
    google.co.uk/m/s…15b

    Banned

    But yeah, probably virgin. Lol

    Original Poster

    kronas

    read my edit: make sure you change the router's default password as doing … read my edit: make sure you change the router's default password as doing the above maybe pointless then!



    yeah, been there, done that.

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    StevenBrown

    to be honest its probably virgin, my net goes so slow at times and … to be honest its probably virgin, my net goes so slow at times and randomly dissconnects and it really **** me off when it does it when im on xbox live



    yeah but my sister round the corner has zero problems and with a bigger family has more heavy usage of iplayer/youtube.

    Set your router up so that only pre-registered devices are allowed to access it, also check your access logs and it'll show you if other machines have connected. It's probably just due to the number of people in your area online at the same time.

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    DangerGod

    It's fine, it's been asked hundreds of times. If you did t find what you … It's fine, it's been asked hundreds of times. If you did t find what you were after from that article then just read through the rest.http://www.google.co.uk/m/search?q=how+to+check+if+someone+is+using+your+wifi&mshr=22&popt=1&pbx=1&aq=0&oq=How+to+check+if+someone+is+using+&aqi=&fkt=2048&fsdt=15037&csll=&action=<oken=7f7815b But yeah, probably virgin. Lol



    I just need to brush up on my networking skills and I should be able to sort things out. If it is still slow after that then obviously its VM's fault.

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    DVS_Dee

    Set your router up so that only pre-registered devices are allowed to … Set your router up so that only pre-registered devices are allowed to access it, also check your access logs and it'll show you if other machines have connected. It's probably just due to the number of people in your area online at the same time.



    Yeah i'm going to get back into my networking skills and sort this out. I know VM has a lower contention ratio than most ISPs but its still something like 25:1 (if I remember correctly).

    I'm on Virgin 10meg too, and internet is very quick most of the time and get a constant 10 meg + on newsgroups, but youtube is always slow.

    I reckon they must put a limit on youtube traffic.

    Don't bother setting up MAC address filtering, it's pretty much pointless as it's so easy to clone. Just make sure you use a strong password (a random 32 character password made up of letters, numbers, and symbols is a start) and configure WPA2 encryption.

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    jamespallett

    Don't bother setting up MAC address filtering, it's pretty much pointless … Don't bother setting up MAC address filtering, it's pretty much pointless as it's so easy to clone. Just make sure you use a strong password (a random 32 character password made up of letters, numbers, and symbols is a start) and configure WPA2 encryption.



    yeah I suppose so.

    Rename your SSID to "Police Surveillance Van #1"

    I don't know about anybody else but I've been using it to leach illegal film downloads.

    Will stop now though. (_;)
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