What are the best ways to know if someone is using my WiFi?

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    #1[TUTORIAL] How To: Find out if someone is stealing your Wi-Fi

    [TUTORIAL] How To: Find out if someone is stealing your Wi-Fi

    This video is a simple and quick tutorial which explains you how to find out if someone is stealing your WiFi and the actions to take in order to avoid this situation.

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    Marco Antonio Cervantes
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This video is solid to learn about how someone is stealing your wi-fi. You will likely need to look at more than just this video but it is a great place to begin."
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    #25 Tools to Check if Someone is Using my Wireless Network (WiFi)

    5 Tools to Check if Someone is Using my Wireless Network (WiFi)

    This article, that you can read on Raymond CC website, is a useful post to know if someone is stealing your WiFi. It provides you with five different tools to check if someone is using your network and avoid this situation in the future.

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    Kenneth Hall
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "5 Tools to Check if Someone is Using my Wireless Network (WiFi) is perfect for anyone that wants to know if someone is using their WiFi. It will teach you how to avoid letting it happen and how to stay safe."
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    #3Are jerkasses stealing your Wi-Fi? Here’s how to find out, and stop them

    Are jerkasses stealing your Wi-Fi? Here’s how to find out, and stop them

    This article, published on Digital Trends, explains how people steal WiFi and the different methods you can use to stop them: using apps, checking administrator logs and encrypting your network.

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    Steven Foster
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I recently had some problems with my Wi-Fi Internet and thought that someone was possibly using it without my consent because my download speeds were quite slow for some reason. After doing a bit of research I came across this website "Are jerkasses stealing your Wi-Fi? Here’s how to find out, and stop them" and I've been using the stated information to monitor my Wi-Fi ever since. Through the suggestions given by the website I ended up downloading an app to track the devices connected to my Wi-Fi. After a bit of sleuthing, I realized that my Wi-Fi wasn't even encrypted and it seemed like one of my neighbors was getting free Internet from me. I now encrypt my Wi-Fi and it seems like my connection problems have gone away."
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    #4Check to see if your neighbors are stealing your internet

    Check to see if your neighbors are stealing your internet

    Check to see if your neighbors are stealing your internet is an article uploaded on Komando.com that provides ways to check if someone else is using your wifi by logging in to your router's page to see the devices connected to it.

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    Yuan Zheng
    Written on June 3, 2018
    "I found this to be a really informative article. I learned a lot about how to check if someone is using my wireless internet."
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    #5How to Detect if Someone's Stealing Your WiFi

    How to Detect if Someone's Stealing Your WiFi

    How to Detect if Someone's Stealing Your WiFi is an article by Josh Briggs and Wesley Fenlon that will show you ways on how to manage your wireless settings to keep it secure.

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    Kathryn May
    Written on May 28, 2018
    "Great article to help me figure out how to get other people to stop stealing my WiFi. It was very easy to understand and gave simple tips I could use. "
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    #6Who Is on My WiFi?

    Who Is on My WiFi?

    Who Is on My WiFi is an article provided by NetSpot containing hints that your WiFi connection has been compromised and ways to view unauthorized devices.

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    Diana Gutierrez
    Written on June 4, 2018
    "I was having an issue with my WiFi being too slow. I found this and was able to figure out that someone was actually using it."
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    #7Signs Your WiFi Is Being Used

    Signs Your WiFi Is Being Used

    Signs Your WiFi Is Being Used is an informative article by Nick Flegg on how to tell if an unintended recipient is using your wireless network and how to monitor your connection.

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    Brian Moore
    Written on June 4, 2018
    "I've been trying to find the best ways to know if someone is using my WiFi and this is definitely it! It's the best solution I've found and I'm so glad I did."
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    #8How Can You Tell if Someone is Using Your Wi-Fi?

    How Can You Tell if Someone is Using Your Wi-Fi?

    How Can You Tell if Someone is Using Your Wi-Fi is a video created by Chris Pirillo that'll help you determine if an unauthorized user is connected to your router by checking the MAC addresses.

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    Carolyn Dunn
    Written on June 5, 2018
    "The video titled "How Can You Tell if Someone is Using Your Wi-Fi?" is a great reference to see if you've got a hijacker or a moocher cracked into your system, it keeps you safe from hackers who look for weak passwords and makes sure no one is stealing your bandwidth. Absolutely invaluable information here. "
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    #9Who Use My WiFi

    Who Use My WiFi

    Who Use My WiFi is a network tool that you can use to track the devices connected to your wireless network. It shows you important information about your current setting such as speed, name and more!

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    Katherine Gardner
    Written on June 4, 2018
    "Who Use My Wifi is a great app for helping you tell - and locate - if someone is using your WiFi network without your knowledge. While using the app, I was able to find why my internet speed was slow and even helped walk me through the steps of blocking the device that was on my WiFi!"
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    #10How To Check Who Is Using My WiFi | How To Block WiFi User

    How To Check Who Is Using My WiFi | How To Block WiFi User

    How To Check Who Is Using My WiFi | How To Block WiFi User is a video published by Webbyfan containing ways to check who else is using your WiFi and how to block unknown user from your smartphones.

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    Tang Zhou
    Written on June 3, 2018
    "The video is too long. The music is unnecessary and distracting. The voiceover is automated and robotic. The visual quality is low. It is not a good guide."
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