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Does anyone else have access to my wifi router?

I have gotten my new wireless router since late November and it has been functioning great ever since. However sometimes my speed is not so fast or efficient am wondering if its because the router has been on a lot throughout the day without a reset or break. I also do that online speed test sometime and I guess it shows ok sometimes. My other thing is that I'm wondering if it is because 3rd party has access to my wireless network and is sharing the bandwidth? I've been searching online if this is possible and found this article: 
So am kinda worried lol, my friend however tells me that the wireless is encrypted with a key???

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Rarely that.

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1. WiFi is too easy to interfere with. I use my Android phone and the app WiFi Analyzer (free) then check the router's channel and see if I can do better.

2. Most W10 machines share Windows Updates. I never do that since I want all my speed. Disable it like this: https://www.howtogeek.com/224981/how-to-stop-windows-10-from-uploading-updates-to-other-pcs-over-the-internet/

3. Other common impacts are:
a. This PC has a HDD. That's now not what folk want.
b. The PC needs a Speccy report and reading (we do that here.) If you want to try that, read https://www.piriform.com/docs/speccy/using-speccy/publishing-a-speccy-profile-to-the-web
c. Many of the Antivirus products slow down a PC. I'm using Windows Defender, Ublock Origin and Ghostery for my PC protection. I don't need more since I don't visit bad sites or torrent.

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Go into your router settings

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You can easily check if someone is using your internet by going into your router settings.

1. open any browser and type in your router's ip address.
1.1 if you don't know your router's ip. Go into your search bar -> type in cmd -> type ipconfig and press enter. Where it says default gateway, that's the ip you want to copy and paste into your browser's address.
2. you will then be asked to signed into your router. If you changed your login info before, then use that same login info. If not, you might have to search your router online to see what the Default login info is. If not just call your Internet Service Provider.
3. All routers are different, so to check who is using your wifi, it might be under devices tab, or wireless (depends on router).
4. Once you found the right tab it should give you a list of devices that are connected to your wifi. You can easily log off all the devices you don't recognize and if you do find random devices in that list, I recommend you change your router's password.

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