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How can I tell if someone is or has been accessing Wireless

by kwconch79 / November 2, 2011 6:43 AM PDT

1 - I live next door to a large Credit Union and it seems like during the week my wife and I get knocked off of our wireless more than we do on the weekends when the Credit Union is closed... I am pretty sure I am secured but would like to see if anyone is or has been accessing our wireless... how can I do that?

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more info would be helpful
by Pepe7 / November 2, 2011 6:54 AM PDT

What sort of network & hardware are you running? If it's a typical home wireless router using the 2.4GHz frequency band, it's possible you are running into interference affecting the access point (wireless router). Other networks/microwave radiation/cordless phones using the same frequency can affect wireless performance. Who knows what sort of crap the credit union is using that could affect your network if it's close enough.

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by kwconch79 / November 2, 2011 8:08 AM PDT

Very good point... In addition to being next to the CU.... I also live almost directly under a huge microwave tower...Crap... that could be it!!!

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Re: access to wireless
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 2, 2011 6:49 AM PDT

It's uncommon for the consumer grade routers to keep a log. But it's very common they have the option to see the current connection in the router management page that you can access in the browser (just as when you set the password). So have a look there.

You probably need a wired connection to go that page. But that has the definite advantage you won't be knocked off.


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by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 2, 2011 6:51 AM PDT

There might be some interference between their WiFi and your WiFi. Changing the channel might help.


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