Parasite neighbor on your Wi-Fi? Take a simple test

Have you ever wondered why your Internet connection from time to time to slow down or the connection is suddenly interrupted?

If in your home or office using a wireless connection using Wi-Fi router failures mentioned above can be caused by incorrect configuration of either the device itself or someone on your Internet connection parasites therefore uses it without your knowledge.

If you suspect that someone uses your Internet connection, there is a way how to not only detect, but even "cut" from your network once and for all. Plus, it requires only two steps!

Step 1: Log in to your router

To find out what devices are currently connected to your network, you need to log in to your router. This is done by entering the IP address of your router in the browser, just as if you were placing the web page address. Two largest producers in the world routers - Cisco and Linksys - to set aside address "". But if you're using a device from another manufacturer, the IP address of your router can be found in the attached either manually or at

After opening addresses you will be prompted for a username and password. That you received together with routers, but you may have changed it during installation. Often, however, simply enter basic setup - that is "admin" as the username and "password" as a password. In any case, however, these settings if you need to find your router.
After successfully logging in menu scroll to "DHCP Client List" or "Attached Devices" (attached devices). You'll see the MAC addresses of devices that are currently connected to your router. It does not refer only to computers but also mobile phones, tablets, TVs, printers and the like. A blacklist more devices than that you know is you certainly connected to someone else in addition.

This is even easier?

For Microsoft Windows users, we have good news. Fortunately, because there is a Wireless Network Watcher, which is much simpler, and that will run after you to scan your network and will tell you which devices are connected to it. Again, if the list of more devices than that you know you have unwanted company.

Step 2: Get rid of the uninvited guests

The first thing you can do to get rid of the "parasitic" devices, change the password for your Internet connection. This can be done right in the interface to manage Wi-Fi router to which you have logged in the first step. Since each manufacturer and even almost every router model is named differently these settings, it is not possible to give specific instructions on how to do it. At any rate, to be found in that part of the setup, which is a safety connection. Oftentimes, this option can be found in the "Wireless Settings" or "Advanced Settings".

The fact that you are right, you will know by the fact that you will see a menu of options to choose WPA2 or WPA.

Choose a safer choice WPA2 and enter a really good password - it is recommended to use a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, add some numbers and perfect the "spice up" any special characters like parentheses, quotation marks, at sign, dashes, stars, etc. (more than enough two such characters). And of course, you must remember this password.

Then save your settings and restart your router.

This is a very quick and effective solution if you have to line their uninvited guests. It should, however, think about how to connect to your ever got. Either Or your network is password-protected (worst-case) or were protected, but not enough, as the third person was able to guess the password. It is therefore important to choose a password really sufficient quality and regularly varied.

Parasites on foreign Wi-Fi is a crime

However, if you had your connection password-protected and yet someone to join, you can also consider filing a criminal complaint. Our legislation such conduct outlaws and the criminal.

Specifically, this issue is devoted Act. 300/2005 Z.z. (Penal Code) in its § 247 also specifies criminal penalties, according to which the attacker can remain without the Internet and behind bars for six months to three years.