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headwayne

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I know someone in close proximity to me, that "borrows" wireless signals from the neighborhood. Is this same "borrowing" possible with my DSL ?

Are there any techniques for my being able to detect this??

Thank you
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Neil Jones

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Set up security on your router.
See your manual for how to do this.

If somebody can latch onto your wireless they will be latching onto your DSL and using up your monthly allowance.
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unless you've got a wireless setup in your house...they'd either have to walk in to your house and connect to your modem...or find some way to "splice" into a line inside the modem...not likely that either would happen without you knowing about it
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Facedown98

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The security vulnerability you're referring to would only pose as an issue for wireless networks. You said you have DSL, but said nothing about running a home network, which makes me think that you have DSL on a single computer, no router. In this case, only one computer can connect to that modem at once, thereby making it quite a challenge for someone else to jump in, especially if you aren't sending wireless signals, it would be as dsenette said, someone would have to find a way to splice the line.
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Encrypt your network
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