• Can I get in trouble for using my neighbors wifi?

    Needs Answer 1 First let me start out by saying i'm sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, i'm just looking for advice and anyone that can answer my questions on this. Okay, so here's the story. About a month ago, my neighbor moved in at the house next to me. Over the weeks, we started making... show more
    Needs Answer 1 First let me start out by saying i'm sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, i'm just looking for advice and anyone that can answer my questions on this. Okay, so here's the story. About a month ago, my neighbor moved in at the house next to me. Over the weeks, we started making chit chat in the yard here and there. Well one day, he asked me to watch his dogs one night because he had to work and wouldn't be back till the next day (feed them etc). So I agreed. So the night I went over there after I fed the dogs and let them inside I noticed his router in the kitchen, which I thought was weird. I also noticed it had WPS enabled on the router. Curious, I pushed the WPS button and tried to connect my phone and it worked. Then later, I brought my laptop over and connected my laptop to it the same way, and i've been using it ever since. Now I have my own wifi, but his seems alot faster. My question is this: is this illegal? Can I get in trouble? Even arrested? Can someone provide the law that says I can't use his wifi? My friend told me it was completely legal and it was all open air waves and up for grabs. Is this true? Also, can he find out? How? What do i do? Thank you
    31 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can my parents spy on my internet history?

    I've got my own PC, and also my own tablet. And I use the house's wifi. They don't have access to my PC or tablet, or google account etc.. Can they see my internet history any way, such as on the wifi admin account or something? Thanks
    I've got my own PC, and also my own tablet. And I use the house's wifi. They don't have access to my PC or tablet, or google account etc.. Can they see my internet history any way, such as on the wifi admin account or something? Thanks
    15 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why is IPV4 to IPV6 transition required?

    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • When I "turn off WiFi" on my iphone by sliding up it just makes it so im not connected to the same wifi anymore, but keeps wifi on.?

    When I "turn off WiFi" on my iphone by sliding up it just makes it so im not connected to the same wifi anymore, but keeps wifi on. in order to really turn it off I have to go into my settings and then into wifi and then the slider. Is there a way to set it back to how it was before they did that to the... show more
    When I "turn off WiFi" on my iphone by sliding up it just makes it so im not connected to the same wifi anymore, but keeps wifi on. in order to really turn it off I have to go into my settings and then into wifi and then the slider. Is there a way to set it back to how it was before they did that to the wifi button? I dont really benefit from having my wifi on or my bluetooth for that matter cuz it drains my battery but when im at home ill use it, turn it on, and then either just disconnect but leave bluetooth on, or go into the settings etc. its a hassle.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do I setup this router?

    I’m very wifi illiterate and can’t seem to figure out which plug goes where and how. I have a zhone 6729_W1 that I inherited from the last apartment’s owner. It has spots for WAN, LAN 1-4, DSL, and USB2. My wall has four plug-in spots labeled FBR (blue), HR, an upwards arrow, and BBR. I also have 4 yellow plugs, a... show more
    I’m very wifi illiterate and can’t seem to figure out which plug goes where and how. I have a zhone 6729_W1 that I inherited from the last apartment’s owner. It has spots for WAN, LAN 1-4, DSL, and USB2. My wall has four plug-in spots labeled FBR (blue), HR, an upwards arrow, and BBR. I also have 4 yellow plugs, a grey plug, and a black plug (black running to a wifi extender arris vap3400). Any help?
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can a Router track my Mac after I disconnected with a device?

    I mean if I connect to a home Wifi network and use it, they can see who is connected to it, it is clear. But what if I have already disconnected? Can they see it in the future who was the one who connected to their wifi?
    I mean if I connect to a home Wifi network and use it, they can see who is connected to it, it is clear. But what if I have already disconnected? Can they see it in the future who was the one who connected to their wifi?
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What is my wifi password?

    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Can I link (bridge)a unsecured network with a router that I can secure on its own?Our landlord provides free WiFi,but need a secure network.?

    Best answer: I assume that you intend to access the security camera over the Internet when you are not at home. This is where you will hit a brick wall. You will need port forwarding in the landlord's router and any other router you install for you to be able to access the camera and get a live feed unless it is set up... show more
    Best answer: I assume that you intend to access the security camera over the Internet when you are not at home. This is where you will hit a brick wall. You will need port forwarding in the landlord's router and any other router you install for you to be able to access the camera and get a live feed unless it is set up continuously to stream video to some external server that you can connect to.

    My own security cameras (made by Foscam) can accept incoming connections from the Internet with the appropriate port forwarding. This gives real-time image streaming with the ability to pan and tilt the cameras to look around my home. These cameras also include motion detection so that they can email images to an normal email service when they detect something is moving. With the images saved off-site, by the time someone finds the camera it has already posted the images to a remote site.

    The camera can also email automatically when my public IP address changes, so I can always find the current IP address from my mailbox when I want to connect for a live feed.

    Before you worry about encrypted WiFi and bridging, work out how you are going to get port forwarding to work if you want real-time images.

    I hope this helps.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • WIFI QUESTION?

    this might sound dumb, BUT. say a device is connected to your wifi, but not actively using the internet.. like if your laptop were sitting there, turned on, connected to your wifi, but nobody’s using it. is that laptop still using wifi and running up GBs?
    this might sound dumb, BUT. say a device is connected to your wifi, but not actively using the internet.. like if your laptop were sitting there, turned on, connected to your wifi, but nobody’s using it. is that laptop still using wifi and running up GBs?
    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How can you set up other routers on the same WiFi?

    In our house we have three broadband sockets. One is being used currently for the WiFi (virgin media HUB 3.0). We also have access to two old spare modems. Is it possible to plug these two spare routers into the two spare broadband plugs. I understand that this can be done. However can someone tell me the exact... show more
    In our house we have three broadband sockets. One is being used currently for the WiFi (virgin media HUB 3.0). We also have access to two old spare modems. Is it possible to plug these two spare routers into the two spare broadband plugs. I understand that this can be done. However can someone tell me the exact steps and whether these routers have to be plugged into a broadband plug or once connected to the main router be placed anywhere in the house as long as it had an electrical connection. Many Thanks
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Help Reinstalling my Intel Wireless Network Controller Driver?

    Recently I reformatted my ASUS laptop (Model U52F) which wiped everything from my hard drive. When I tried to connect to the Internet, the laptop would not find any wireless networks around me. So I went to Device Manager and saw that the "Network Controller" had a yellow triangle next to it. So I tried... show more
    Recently I reformatted my ASUS laptop (Model U52F) which wiped everything from my hard drive. When I tried to connect to the Internet, the laptop would not find any wireless networks around me. So I went to Device Manager and saw that the "Network Controller" had a yellow triangle next to it. So I tried to find a network controller driver online for my laptop, but couldn't find anything. Even on the ASUS drivers download page there were no network controllers available. After some research I saw someone who asked a similar question and was directed to Intel's website to install the correct Wireless Network Controller Driver for their laptop, but I can't figure out which one I need to download because it's (of course) not listed anywhere on my computer after it got unistalled. I've attached a pic of all the specs for my ASUS U52F. If any other information is required just ask and please if anyone can find a link or some solution to resolve my problem, I would be very grateful.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How would a gateway work for a home network?

    Best answer: If the ISP connection (AT&T) is only providing 18 Mbps, then you are going to struggle with more than one HD TV session running at once. Even at standard definition TV, at least half the ISP bandwidth will be accounted for by your 3 Hulu devices. If the security cameras are sending continuous video streams to... show more
    Best answer: If the ISP connection (AT&T) is only providing 18 Mbps, then you are going to struggle with more than one HD TV session running at once. Even at standard definition TV, at least half the ISP bandwidth will be accounted for by your 3 Hulu devices. If the security cameras are sending continuous video streams to the Internet, then that can be another sizeable chunk of bandwidth depending on the resolution and frame rate.

    As others have said, devices look for WiFi networks to connect to. It is not the router looking for devices. The router simply advertises its presence.

    There is no reason why a device that has previously used Verizon should not be able to connect to AT&T as an ISP.

    The only real answer is to get an ISP feed that is capable of handling the peak demand on the connection. You need to determine the bandwidth required by each device and sum this up. Add at least an extra 25% to 33% as a margin and go for that.

    In addition, putting a lot of devices on the same WiFi network at the same time is also a potential bandwidth bottleneck. Fixed high bandwidth devices such as TVs are normally better when they are connected to the router by Ethernet, assuming that they offer an Ethernet connection. Another possibility is to connect a wireless access point to the router and set up an additional WiFi network.

    For devices closer to the router, using 5 GHz instead of 2.4 GHz is another way of reducing WiFi bottlenecks; however, the ISP bandwidth from AT&T is the first thing to investigate.

    Note: The ISP connection simply provides a connection to the Internet. It does not carry Ethernet or WiFi. The ISP connection is converted to multiple Ethernet and WiFi feeds in a wireless router or gateway.

    I hope this helps.
    8 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Probably a dumb question: is it possible to have two routers/modems in the same house under the same network but in different rooms?

    I want to get ethernet connection in my bedroom.
    I want to get ethernet connection in my bedroom.
    10 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Do WiFi camera work if I'm abroad?

    If I'm abroad and set up a WiFi camera will it work? Is there a limit in the range? Thanks
    If I'm abroad and set up a WiFi camera will it work? Is there a limit in the range? Thanks
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Can someone explain to me internet cable modem specs what they mean as simple as possible?

    Im shopping for a modem. Can anyone tell me what specs i need to look out for and what they mean thanks
    Im shopping for a modem. Can anyone tell me what specs i need to look out for and what they mean thanks
    4 answers · 4 weeks ago