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Check to see if your neighbors are stealing your Internet

Check to see if your neighbors are stealing your Internet
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You're at home ready to stream the latest episode of your favorite show. The popcorn is popped, you're in your favorite spot and everything is perfect.

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When you fire up Netflix, though, the video is fuzzy and keeps pausing. Is your Internet provider slowing things down? Maybe.

However, in the days that follow you start noticing that the Internet itself randomly slows down on any gadget, whether it's streaming video or you're surfing like regular on your tablet or computer.

It could just be your Internet connection acting up ... or someone could be stealing your Internet, sucking up valuable bandwidth and leaving you and your gadgets with just left over crumbs of capacity. How do you know which it is? If someone is stealing your Internet, what can you do about it?

Next page: Let's find out the answers
 
 
 
 
 
 
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