Are my neighbors using my wireless network?7/26/2008
Do you suspect your neighbor of using your wireless Internet connection? If your wireless network isn t secured, it could certainly happen. A bandwidth-hogging neighbor could slow your Internet connection. But don t go pointing fingers just yet.
Your network can reach about 300 feet from your router or modem. In a house it s pretty easy to tell who s in range. Apartment dwellers could name several suspects. But even that knowledge isn t enough to make an accusation. Sometimes people drive around a neighborhood looking for unsecured networks to use.