how do i restrict access to my data allowence

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someone is using my data allowence without my permission how do i block access so that only those i want can use it
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timothy little

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Steve Frederick-VS1/Beam314, Champion

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You must have your wireless router set up with a strong password. If your wireless router is not protected, then your internet is accessible to anyone within range. After setting up a strong password, only give the password out to those you want to have internet access.
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Timothy - Are you sure it is someone else?  If you can look at the status on your router you may be able to see the MAC addresses of all the devices that are using your router.  Make sure it isn't a device in your own house like a smart TV, Blu-Ray player, tablet or such that is using your data.  And in case follow Steve's advice and update your router administrator password and user password with good strong ones.
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Exede Lindsey

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Hello Timothy, our forum champions are correct; you want to certainly make sure that you have a secured password on your router. You may also want to look into updating your current password if one already exists. Once you have updated your router password it’s a good idea to keep it private and only give to people you trust. 
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Other than a strong password is there anyway to place a time limit on usage or access?
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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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You might try a guest wifi network.  Keep your own devices on the main wifi, any guests, friends, kids, etc, put them on the guest, you can disable it when you want from the router GUI.  It wouldn't automatically limit usage, but it's easy to turn off when you don't want it used.
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Some routers have that capability I believe.

The way I do it is just have my modem off when I am not using the internet.  That assures me 110% nobody is getting access :)

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