Someones stealing my Wi-Fi, and maybe more?

By Negative_Pulse
Mar 25, 2006
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  1. First off, im sorry if this has been covered already but after using the search and going through pages of posts i have'nt found what im looking for.

    The problem, i have a D-Link DI-524 router, its connected to 1 computer via wired cable. I have no wireless devices im using, yet the wireless status led on the router is constantly flashing. Im sure someone is connected to me and using my internet. Can i possibly find out what they are doing on my connection, can they do something like this to me?!? I shop online, i use my CC, is there any danger of them gaining access to my CC number??? Im really worried about having such an open connection, i dont want anyone to gain access to my computer and make changes to my desktop or the router itself! BTW, my CC number has been stolen, twice in the last few months.

    I dont have the manual for the router at this time, still searching for it so i dont know what to do to set it up, or even how to connect to the router to set it up.

    Please any and all help would be appreciated!!!!!
  2. Peddant

    Peddant Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,644

    From here - http://www.jiwire.com/wi-fi-security-home-networks-1.htm

    Top 10 Security Tips for Home Wi-Fi Networks

    1.Change your router's access name and password.

    2.Don't let users piggyback onto your Wi-Fi net -- turn off peer-to-peer connections.

    3.Stop broadcasting your router's network ID.

    4.Approve all wireless network users in advance.

    5.Turn on wireless data encryption.

    6.Periodically check router logs for rogue users.

    7.Use a strong firewall.

    8.Password-protect your computers and files.

    9.Put your wireless network on its own subnet.

    10.Turn off wireless cards and routers when not in use.
  3. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,646

    I know you can download an Owner's manual from the Dlink website.
  4. mephisto_007

    mephisto_007 Newcomer, in training Posts: 304

    Sorry but how do you put your wireless network on its own subnet (subnet mask)?

    I can't seem to find any option regarding on this issue...
  5. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    And only allow access from PCs with a registered MAC-number (=the NIC's IDs, which you can set up in the router)
  6. Shadowrunner

    Shadowrunner Newcomer, in training Posts: 149

    If I had a wireless job, I'd let all and sundry access it...
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