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What does it mean when someone is connected to my network??? Answered

So recently I saw that my ex-partner's computer was connected to my network. I saw it before and had a little freak, but I checked and my remote access control thing was off, so I didn't worry. And his computer's name disappeared from my network list. Today it is back.
But what does it mean?? what can he do? has he done it consciously?
I should say we played Minecraft a few times together and created servers... but I'm not sure if that's the same thing, would that put him in my network? We also have Log me in hamachi... When I click his computer it asks me to type in account name and password, which i don't know. My user account had no password (i just added one).
I want to know if he's joined my network consciously, or can it just happen sometimes? And if he has joined on purpose, what can he do/see? 



 

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Downunder35m

2 years ago

Simply check your router for connected devices to make sure you really who and what is connected.
And what can or can't be done only depends on your level of security and the skills of whoever is connected to your network.

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JonB185Downunder35m

Answer 2 years ago

can someone connect to my router from another country?

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Downunder35mJonB185

Answer 2 years ago

All that is required is your IP address and that is easy enough to obtain.
Does not matter where in the world you are, this and the router password means happy hunting.
That is the reasy why most modern routers have an option to only allow a direct connection to access the router settings.
You can try to access your router through a proxy server and if any good you will get nothing or be told the address is unavailable.
But I would not worry too much, if in doubt use long and good passwords and hide your WiFi network once all your devices are set properly.

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rickharrisDownunder35m

Answer 2 years ago

Back to my original suggestion to change the router access password!

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rickharrisJonB185

Answer 2 years ago

Not easily. Assuming you have a password enabled anyone connecting from outside or not by a cable would require that password.

Try to get someone who you trust and who has the required knowledge to have a look - this is much easier when your hands on.

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Vyger

2 years ago

If you sign up for one of the VPN companies that are now pretty common and pretty cheap all commumications from and to your computer are sent through a VPN server that connects to the internet. It hides your IP number AND encrypts all information into and out of your computer so only the VPN router can translate the data.

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rickharris

2 years ago

You can change the password for the router

By default, most router manufacturers use 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 you can put these numbers into your browser search box and get access to your router.

You will need to know the admin password generally on the card or label on the back or bottom of the router the user will be Admin

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JonB185rickharris

Answer 2 years ago

That's not really the answer I was looking for... :(