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southofsanity06

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I have a wireless network. My router gives teh signal, and im happy and i receive it. But when my router took a crap on me the other day, i noticed that i could connect to my neighbor's wireless router, so i did.
The IP addresses of both mine and his router are almost identical. Is he stealin the internets from me? Or is it just because we are close?
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If it is ALMOST close, then no this generally means that he is not stealing hte internet. Most IPs run just like street addresses in an area, where everyone around you will have a similar IP but not the same. This is why it is easy for people to track you with your IP, because it is assigned to a location, where everyone around you is similar.

So for example, you might be XX1.XXX.XXX.XXX and you neighbor might be XX2.XXX.XXX.XXX and the guy 4 houses down might be XX3.XXX.XXX.XXX ... get it?

Now if they were EXACTLY the same, then yes you want to get that looked into, because it means he is connecting through your network.

- Matt
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okay. thank you!
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