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I think someone is stealing my bandwidth pls help

Discussion in 'Networking' started by cardlady47, Jan 9, 2011.

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  1. cardlady47

    cardlady47 Thread Starter

    Oct 31, 2004
    I recently allowed what I thought was a friend to help me set up new security on my network. In my network are 2 desktop PCs, 2 Dell wireless laptops, and 1 MAC Book Pro wireless. This person is located in England. She asked me since I don't use the one desktop very much could she tap in and use for some kind of Freenet type thing. I told her no I didn't want her to do it. I have now started to shut off my computer at night (it was running 24/7)but it seems it is taking a long time for it to do things now on the internet. It is a brand new Dell Studio 7100 with 6 Gigs of memory and 1 T harddrive.
    Is there a way of my finding out if someone is tapping into my network. I have gone into the Verizon Network of mine which is where we changed the settings. It now looks like there are other devices active and enabled for remote access.
    Can anyone help me. She is also very spiteful and I am afraid that if I wrongfully accuse her that she can really screw up my computer. She is a very qualified hacker and also very knowledeable on these type things.
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Disable remote access to the router (unless you use that feature) and change the login password.
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