I live in a fairly secluded area and never bothered to encrypt my WiFi AP. I am just too far from anyone else to need to go through the hassle… Or so I thought. My Internet performance has been so degraded lately that I can barely work.
I have further had to reset the AP a few times in the past few days.
I noticed today that when I was looking at available wireless networks, another WiFi signal was coming into my house. I decided if I can see another AP then other people can see mine. A bit of sleuthing turned up two people on my access point who were sucking down my bandwidth.
I never had to deal with WEP keys till today. In my office MIS has been nice enough to deal with this in my office. Well come to think of it I have had to set WEP keys on a number of WiFi phones.
In hindsight, I was pretty lucky. I never even changed my admin password so I am glad I didn’t get my AP hacked.
This shows me that even in rural