What are the dangers of others having access to my wpan password?

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Network Password
Network Security Management
Wireless Network
Wireless network security
I have netgear setup in my house for my laptop and another desktop computer in another room. Unknown to me a relative gave my access code to someone in the house to operate their ds; gave it to his mother for her new laptop who lives across the street and uses it on one or two of his devices. He lives across the street too. How does this affect my usage of my laptop? Does all of these uses by other individuals hinder my use at any given time? Can you explain the process to me? I know I can change it but don't want the hassle.
ASKED: June 25, 2010  10:24 PM
UPDATED: June 28, 2010  1:14 PM

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If someone has made the password to your WLAN public knowledge then it is a problem for more than a couple of reasons. The first being that they have affectively free reign over your internet connection, which you are paying for and they are not!! It doesn’t sound like you have any control over what they can do either so in the unlikely event that they do start illegal activity using your connection then you are liable for it as its your connection. Also performance, you might not be able to stream that all important last in the season program because they are using your connection for heavy downloads.

My advice would be to reset the password so that once again you are in control of the connection and who uses it.

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