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This trick allows you to catch your neighbors using your WiFi without permission

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Believe it or not, Spain is one of the countries in Europe in which the neighbor’s WiFi connection is used the most, that is, on more than one occasion they will have tried to sneak into our router to have Internet. For this reason, if you are suspecting that you are being stealing wifiyou better follow this advice.

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Best of all, it is a fairly simple trick that will only take a few minutes. In this way, we will be able to find out if someone clever is taking away our WiFi connection. In addition, it is not only important to detect wireless connection theft, but we will also tell you what you will have to do to prevent it from happening and the same thing will happen to you again in the future.

How to know if your WiFi is stolen

In this case, there are different ways to check if someone steals your WiFi. The first one will be to enter the router configuration, putting 192.168.1.1 in the browser’s address bar and typing the username and password. Afterwards, it will be as simple as going to the WiFi section and checking which devices are connected.

However, the information that may appear is not always very precise, so we will resort to the help of an app in particular that we can have on our mobiles. Specifically, we refer to the fing app (available for Android and iOS):

Fing - Network Scanner
Fing - Network Scanner

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Fing – Network Scanner

Fing - Network Scanner
Fing - Network Scanner
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Fing – Network Scanner
Developer: Fing Limited

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Once we have it installed on the mobile, we will have to click on Search devices to start a complete scan of the WiFi network and thus check all the devices that are currently connected to the network. In this way, you will be able to find out which mobile, Smart TV, tablet, etc., is connected to your WiFi connection. In some cases, it will even tell you the model or brand of the device. In addition to that you will be able to know the IP of each one of those who are connected.

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Ban intruders from the network

If we have detected a device that is not ours… it is time to prevent them from stealing more connections. To do this, we will start by entering the router configuration again and we will go to the section in which we will find the network name or WiFi (SSID). there, we shall change wifi name.

Although, the really important thing will be change wifi password. The ideal is to establish a secure connection that is totally random and that has more than 10 characters, combining: lowercase and uppercase letters, symbols and numbers. Also, since we are in the device configuration, check that it is up to date. If not, now is the perfect time to update the router and thus have the latest security patch and device firmware.

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On the other hand, if you cannot distinguish the devices, you can always look at the MAC address of the device that does not sound familiar to you. To do this, use the Fing application again and take a good look at that detail. Basically, because within the router configuration, in the WiFi connections, you will be able to see the address of each of the devices that are connected to your wireless network. However, by following these steps you will be able to prevent intruders in a WiFi network.

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