Name Your Network Something Alarming To Discourage Neighbours From Using Your Wi-Fi

If for some reason you want to keep your wireless network open but don't want unauthorised users connecting to your Wi-Fi, Digital Inspiration offers an ingenious tip: rename your network something most people will not likely connect to, like c:\virus.exe.Of course, the best practice for wireless security is to set up a password for your network with WPA2 encryption. Our previous guide to Wi-Fi router settings will show you where you can set that up and change the network name (SSID), for good measure. You can also head to your router's settings to find out if someone's leeching your Wi-Fi or use a tool like previously mentioned Wireless Network Watcher.

Use Scary Wireless Names to Discourage Wi-Fi Theft [Digital Inspiration]


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    Sigh, i can't believe i read this page.

        Unlike the advice above, that might actually work.

    Can we have less spam please Lifehacker and fewer, but more quality articles...

      +1 Ryan. Reading my lifehacker feed of sometimes 100 articles if I miss a day is starting to get old. Especially when they use vague subjects like "desktop' which can mean windows or mac.

    Actually, I think this is a fairly reasonable article...

    If you're dumbass enough to leave your WiFi unsecured for some inane reason, then you need some kind of equally inane solution such as this.

    I read this and thought people wouldn't be dumb enough to fall for this... Then I remembered what I do for a living and the people who I deal with on a daily basis and a small part inside of me died. Its so dumb that it might work.

    I read this and thought people wouldn't be dumb enough to fall for this... Then I remembered what I do for a living and the people who I deal with on a daily basis and a small part inside of me died. It's so dumb that it might work.

    Gosh aren't we a critical bunch today. Makes me seem like a kitten.

    Hahah that article's a joke, right?

    I recommend discouraging neighbours from using your wifi with an upside-down-ternet: http://www.ex-parrot.com/pete/upside-down-ternet.html

    Wow, I think this solved my problem. I'll turn my wifi password off now. :D

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