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    Someone is using my broadband but who?

    Noticed over the last few days that someone is using my broadband,I dont usually lock my network as I cant get my wii to work online when its locked,I'm using a belkin N1 router and keep noticing that the wireless light is on although its not any of my pcs or laptops using it,is there anyway of finding out who is doing it?

    Have just locked the network but now my wii wont work online how can i get round this please?

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    log into your router and you should be able to see who is connected... you may be able to set it up so only your computers can use the network.. this will use mac address filtering

    Firstly your Wii should connect to your network with security turned on, but you may need to change the type of security used on the router. Check the user manual on how to change this: belkin.httpsvc.vitalstreamcdn.com/bel…pdf (Page 41) (using WPA authentication is better than WEP).

    Also you can see who is using it (or rather get some info on them) by looking at the DHCP client list (again P41 in the manual), this will give you the machine name and IP. You could then try connecting to the IP and get on their machine. Also if you were that way inclined you could put a packet sniffer on your PC and view all their network traffic and probably get their banking details and the like.

    Wii wireless setup help can be found here: nintendo.com/con…jsp

    Original Poster

    not sure how to do that?
    I have a belkin page that you can change the security settings etc on but im dumb when it comes to anything like this lol

    I'd love to know what bum is stealing my broadband though lol

    You should keep it secure at all times really, you don't know what they are downloading from your ip address. You should be able to add your wii to it.

    Original Poster

    masterbrown;2132153

    You should keep it secure at all times really, you don't know what they … You should keep it secure at all times really, you don't know what they are downloading from your ip address. You should be able to add your wii to it.



    I've tried and tried to keep the network locked with a password and use the wii but it wont have any of it :x

    Mardyass;2132164

    I've tried and tried to keep the network locked with a password and use … I've tried and tried to keep the network locked with a password and use the wii but it wont have any of it :x



    See the link in my post

    You should always have your network secured.

    If you have anything shared and have the "Everyone" group set they can easily access your files / printers etc.

    I guess the Wii requires come port forwarding enabling but as I dont have a Wii I wouldnt be able to advise you what to do but Im sure someone on here could help you with that.

    That way your Wii would work and your network would still be secure :thumbsup:

    dmccabe;2132147

    Firstly your Wii should connect to your network with security turned on, … Firstly your Wii should connect to your network with security turned on, but you may need to change the type of security used on the router. Check the user manual on how to change this: http://belkin.httpsvc.vitalstreamcdn.com/belkin_vitalstream_com/support/dl/p75170-d_f5d8231-4_man.pdf (Page 41) (using WPA authentication is better than WEP).Also you can see who is using it (or rather get some info on them) by looking at the DHCP client list (again P41 in the manual), this will give you the machine name and IP. You could then try connecting to the IP and get on their machine. Also if you were that way inclined you could put a packet sniffer on your PC and view all their network traffic and probably get their banking details and the like.Wii wireless setup help can be found here: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/onlineWirelessRouterTroubleshooting.jsp




    They could be doing the same to you while you are unsecured remember.......

    Yes indeed they could!

    Yeah get it secured. My parents had an unsecured network and their neighbours freeloaded for months! I kept telling them about it too!

    Original Poster

    right have unlocked it again to check the DHCP client list,this shows my wii and another which I'm assuming is this pc im on thats plugged directly into the router,now i guess i have to wait for the wireless connected light to come back on to find out the other info

    also you know they do just come on and off.... try checking your usage etc

    Original Poster

    please can someone tell me what a Host name is?? or means

    host name is the name of "the" computer.

    Click start > RUN > %computername% > OK. This will pop up an error message but it will tell you your computer name (host name) too.

    Mardyass;2132200

    please can someone tell me what a Host name is?? or means



    host name is essentially your computername.

    in xp click start run type in cmd and press enter

    type hostname from the black command prompt screen and enter

    turn it off when you're not using it if you're still having trouble with you wii. Will turn back on within a few seconds of plugging it back in when you do need it on.

    My husbands cousin brags about being able to use her neighbours wireless connection for free. Really annoys me as why should some people be able to freeload off someone else

    Original Poster

    Thanks all for all the help think I have finally mastered it with the help here

    Excellent, go team HUKD!!!

    Sorry to hijack thread, but why would I want to connect my Wii to the internet?

    Thanks

    To play games with others online or to download extra content for your Wii I think

    Mrs.Z;2133032

    Sorry to hijack thread, but why would I want to connect my Wii to the … Sorry to hijack thread, but why would I want to connect my Wii to the internet?Thanks



    You can use the Wii virtual console (dowload games etc.) and also surf the net if the Wii is set up to do that. Also games such as mario cart have online multiplayer.

    Mardyass - did you get the Wii connection sorted. If not the easiest way may be to go into the settings menu and set up a second internet connection using the passwords etc to get onto your locked network. I have my Wii set up to connect to my mates locked wireless network for when i take it to his, you just need your password.

    Mrs.Z;2133032

    Sorry to hijack thread, but why would I want to connect my Wii to the … Sorry to hijack thread, but why would I want to connect my Wii to the internet?Thanks



    So other people can send you miis.

    Of Harold Shipman.

    And send you rude messages.

    While your nan is visiting.

    Actually, probably best NOT to connect your wii to the net.

    superfran;2133160

    So other people can send you miis. Of Harold Shipman.And send you rude … So other people can send you miis. Of Harold Shipman.And send you rude messages.While your nan is visiting.Actually, probably best NOT to connect your wii to the net.




    :giggle:

    Thanks everyone, will look into it WHEN my wii turns up!

    Original Poster

    I play mario kart online thats why i connect it up to the net,network is locked and wii working perfectly via it now,cant thank you lot enough youre all stars

    Original Poster

    dmccabe;2132147

    Firstly your Wii should connect to your network with security turned on, … Firstly your Wii should connect to your network with security turned on, but you may need to change the type of security used on the router. Check the user manual on how to change this: http://belkin.httpsvc.vitalstreamcdn.com/belkin_vitalstream_com/support/dl/p75170-d_f5d8231-4_man.pdf (Page 41) (using WPA authentication is better than WEP).Also you can see who is using it (or rather get some info on them) by looking at the DHCP client list (again P41 in the manual), this will give you the machine name and IP. You could then try connecting to the IP and get on their machine. Also if you were that way inclined you could put a [COLOR="Red"]packet sniffer [/COLOR]on your PC and view all their network traffic and probably get their banking details and the like.Wii wireless setup help can be found here: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/onlineWirelessRouterTroubleshooting.jsp



    For future reference what sniffer is recommended and what info will it give? any free downloads that might come in handy?
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