Someone using my wireless network

  suedeblue 17:52 13 Apr 2008
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Does anyone know if I can prevent someone from using my wireless network to connect to the internet. I have a BT hub and the wireless light has been light flashing all weekend.
I currently have no other computers connected to my home network.
It also seems to have slowed down my broadband speed.

  howard64 17:58 13 Apr 2008

You should have set up an ssid password which should keep others out. On my netgear router on the setup pages there is a way of turning off the wireless signal when not required. Not got a bt home hub so cannot help for that.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:58 13 Apr 2008

you need to security enable your wirelss using WPA or WPA2

click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:00 13 Apr 2008

click here

audio explanations of how to set up

  suedeblue 18:09 13 Apr 2008

Thanks Howard64 and Fruit Bat.

I've looked at the link you provided Fruit Bat, but I cannot seem to access the options on the link.
At the time of the original set-up a BT engineer installed the hub.

  jarani 18:40 13 Apr 2008

xxx

  Zak 19:01 13 Apr 2008

click here

Looks like just what uo need. Please read right through.

Good luck.

  suedeblue 19:38 13 Apr 2008

Thanks Zak.

I have taken a look and think that I have the old firware version as my hub is over a year old.
I am going to try and get the updated version.

  deadwoodman 23:45 13 Apr 2008

your bt hub should have all security set up as default i used to have one and it came setup by default. however on the back of it will be the network key. as someone got hold of it ?? reset the box to default by unplugging it and pressing the button on the back (10 seconds).. restart it. from a wired connection type 192.168.1.1 into your web browser. you bt home password and user name are 'admin'. disable wifi. change your ssid to sky098767 (this will confuse who ever it as sky as a diffrent default password) then change your network key under wireless. this might help

  suedeblue 08:27 14 Apr 2008

Hi deadwoodman.

I'll give it a try. Thanks for the info.

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