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My wireless router log for my Hughesnet account shows IP addresses that aren't mine. Some of these IP's are in Europe.

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Re: My wireless router log for my Hughesnet account shows IP addresses that aren't mine. Some of these IP's are in Europe.

I found several youtube videos, which showed new phone apps that can provide unauthorized access to a neighbors WIFI router. Last weekend I turned-off the WIFI and hardwired a CAT-5 cable to the upstairs computer. Problem solved for about $40.
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Re: My wireless router log for my Hughesnet account shows IP addresses that aren't mine. Some of these IP's are in Europe.

Yow! Good to know. Thanks for reporting back. How close are your neighbors?
El Dorado Networks |Diamond Springs, CA | eldoradonetworks.com
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Re: My wireless router log for my Hughesnet account shows IP addresses that aren't mine. Some of these IP's are in Europe.

Didn't find the phone apps but did find this interesting info:

http://www.infoworld.com/article/2925636/security/how-to-stop-wi-fi-hackers-cold.html
El Dorado Networks |Diamond Springs, CA | eldoradonetworks.com
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Re: My wireless router log for my Hughesnet account shows IP addresses that aren't mine. Some of these IP's are in Europe.

Hi Gary

Do you all live real close to people? Most of our customers are pretty far (conventionally) from neighbors. When I lived out in the boondocks of Texas we had neighbors but weren't in range of WiFi (then again we had dial up..) because the chicken coops took up one side of the acre and we had private fence on the other. 

Do you have something like what Gwalk presented with the IP addresses you found? I think if you found more malicious programs that might have done it too, because an infected computer alone can open your home network up to unwanted traffic. I also use MWB and think it is really great. I pair that with CCleaner (free) to keep my PC clean. You can also download CCleaner for your phone (Android as far as I know) and use it to uninstall programs or clean up empty folders, call logs, browsing history, misc cache, etc. Really great tool all around.

Amanda
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Re: My wireless router log for my Hughesnet account shows IP addresses that aren't mine. Some of these IP's are in Europe.

Hi Amanda. I resolved the problem by turning-off the WIFI and running a CAT-5 cable to the remote computer upstairs. This is what I wanted to do in the first place but was too lazy. After having to buy additional tokens for the remainder of a month -- more than onc--, I found it to be less expensive/safer to be hardwired, rather than wireless. Youtube videos demonstrated many ways that cell phone apps can get around locked router authorizations. All of the posters here have been very helpful. My thanks to all! 
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Re: My wireless router log for my Hughesnet account shows IP addresses that aren't mine. Some of these IP's are in Europe.

Hi Gary
I am glad to hear that! We hope you will visit us again if you need help, or to help others. 

Thanks,
Amanda