Here’s What To Do When Someone Is Stealing Your Wi-Fi
If your internet network runs slow it could mean that your internet provider is either lying to you about your speed or it could mean someone is using your Wi-Fi. If you want to improve your speed and figure out if someone is stealing your Wi-Fi, then according to New York Times J.D. Biersdorfer, here’s what you need to do.
The worst thing about someone stealing your bandwidth is that it slows down your net speed. If there are several users at home already dividing your network among tablets and phones, then it will run even slower if someone else is running Netflix on your bandwidth. Moreover this could result in extra data-charges and the person could well snoop into what you’re doing online. Depending on your technical expertise and interest in such matters, there are some easy ways to find out if anyone is stealing your Wi-Fi.
1 Check your devices
Log on to your router’s administrative page and check it’s DHCP Client Table, DHCP Client List, or the list of Attached Devices. You can find all the smartphones, tablets and computers connected to your wireless router.
Check the website of your router’s manufacturer or the print manual which will instruct you how to log in to your router. For this you will need to know your router’s internet protocol or IP address that needs to be typed into your web’s browser. After this you log in to the page with administrator name and password.