Is there a simple way to find out if anyone is using my broadband connection away from the property? For instance if my son gave the encryption code to one of his mates nearby. Can I find out? If I put a new code into the router would this stop the intrusion or would the intruder be able to continue to use if they were online when it were changed? Grateful for any advice.
If you change the WEP or WPA encryption code,no one can access your connection unless they hack you (highly unlikely with WPA).The only way they will have access is if you give them the encryption key.
Wouldn't imagine you are able to find out if someone was using your connection (but I stand corrected) but if you feel your son might pass on your encryption code then indeed change it and don't allow anyone to have it including your son if that is what it will take to insure a safe network.
Got ya on that, like when I go to my router manager I can like say today see that my young daughters computer was online in the network, but can you tell if someone had accessed like an hour before? would there be any record of that activity on the network?
Thanks guys the ISP say that if you change the code it is safe so I have done it. Any of you chaps on Pipex Homecall if so what speeds do you get? I am getting around 3.50 Mbps, but told I should be able to get 5.50 but never seen it.