We've all done it, especially when we've just moved into a new apartment. You see that unsecure wireless internet and you sneak on to check your email and keep connected until the installation man makes his rounds. But for some of us, those internet leeches can seriously weigh down our surfing speed and we like to keep our home networks private. Here's a quick list of what you can do to keep those moochers off your net. (And thank you to all who let us steal your internet from time to time.)
• Encrypt your connection: It's the most effective.
• Don't broadcast your network name: If they can't see you, they can't find you.
• Run firewall software: If you're on a PC and not behind a router, you should be doing this anyway.
• Move to the Country: Unless cows have to learned how to use the internet, chances are you are far enough away from your neighbor to not have to worry about this.
Have we forgotten something or perhaps there's something we haven't discovered yet? Let us know below.
Thanks Lord Cuauhtil for use of your lovely photo!