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Change your wifi password

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I have stayed in two places where the wifi was rubbish. You could very rarely log in, and then it was slow, and you often got disconnected fairly quickly. It was unusable most of the time.

Someone suggested the password had not been changed for a long time, and a lot of the neighbors were using it, overloading it.

In both places, the passwords were changed, and it worked well.

It is a good idea for anyone with wifi to change the passwords from time to time.
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Or you can just log into the router and see how many devices are logged on. This will help you figure out if it is the number of users or other issues affecting your internet speed.
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No, it's not an old password that is the problem and you can't change the password on someone elses router without knowing the Administrators password.
It's either a weak signal , so you could use a wifi repeater to get a better connection, or just cheap internet package.
I would imagine they could be limiting the amount of time or data that they would allow before cutting you off.
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beaker wrote: Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:36 am No, it's not an old password that is the problem and you can't change the password on someone elses router without knowing the Administrators password.
It's either a weak signal , so you could use a wifi repeater to get a better connection, or just cheap internet package.
I would imagine they could be limiting the amount of time or data that they would allow before cutting you off.
In these situations, changing the passwords resulted in a big improvement.
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explorer wrote: Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:44 am
beaker wrote: Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:36 am No, it's not an old password that is the problem and you can't change the password on someone elses router without knowing the Administrators password.
It's either a weak signal , so you could use a wifi repeater to get a better connection, or just cheap internet package.
I would imagine they could be limiting the amount of time or data that they would allow before cutting you off.
In these situations, changing the passwords resulted in a big improvement.
You can't change the password on someones router without having the Administrators password
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:Bravo:
beaker wrote: Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:31 am
explorer wrote: Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:44 am
beaker wrote: Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:36 am No, it's not an old password that is the problem and you can't change the password on someone elses router without knowing the Administrators password.
It's either a weak signal , so you could use a wifi repeater to get a better connection, or just cheap internet package.
I would imagine they could be limiting the amount of time or data that they would allow before cutting you off.
In these situations, changing the passwords resulted in a big improvement.
You can't change the password on someones router without having the Administrators password
Isn't it his internet connection that he thinks neighbors are on? He can get past an unknown router password with a hard reset to factory.
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KickingWithRedLabel wrote: Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:34 am :Bravo:
beaker wrote: Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:31 am
explorer wrote: Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:44 am
beaker wrote: Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:36 am No, it's not an old password that is the problem and you can't change the password on someone elses router without knowing the Administrators password.
It's either a weak signal , so you could use a wifi repeater to get a better connection, or just cheap internet package.
I would imagine they could be limiting the amount of time or data that they would allow before cutting you off.
In these situations, changing the passwords resulted in a big improvement.
You can't change the password on someones router without having the Administrators password
Isn't it his internet connection that he thinks neighbors are on? He can get past an unknown router password with a hard reset to factory.
He said "I have stayed in two places where the wifi was rubbish. You could very rarely log in, and then it was slow, and you often got disconnected fairly quickly. It was unusable most of the time."

Makes me think he is talking about guest houses or hotels
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You can change the password if no one bothered to change the default admin password. Fing and Net Analyzer are both nice to see who is on the network and don't require you to log into the router directly. In the paid versions you can see actual traffic and boot users.
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Also Avast SecureMe lets you scan and see if someone was dumb enough to leave web configuration on... These are iOS, don't know about android
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Clemen wrote: Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:43 pm You can change the password if no one bothered to change the default admin password. Fing and Net Analyzer are both nice to see who is on the network and don't require you to log into the router directly. In the paid versions you can see actual traffic and boot users.
Most routers are set up by representatives of the ISP and they change the passwords
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