My internet has gotten considering slower. I am on an all wifi set up in my condo. It is WEP secured. It takes about 10-15 seconds to load ehmac.ca on all of my macs. Something is up. It started doing this about a week ago and I thought it would just go away.
Is there any programme or way to tell if someone is logged onto my network?
Go into your router logs and see....if you don't have logging enabled, do so and keep an eye on them.
If someone is piggybacking:
Turn off broadcasting
Turn off DHCP
issue static IPs to your machines
Turn on MAC addressing
Last resort, turn off the radio for a week and use ethernet. The thief will move on.
Would someone be kind enough to explain the negative effects of 'piggybacking' someone else's unsecured WiFi network? In our old neighbourhood, we did this all the time with mutual consent - when needed. None of us were online gamers or downloaded music or DVD's or whatever. So no big deal.
We just moved and I piggybacked a couple of times to a local, unsecured network to check my emails. But I certainly wouldn't do it if it has a negative effect on any of my new neighbours' internet useage!