how to tell if neighbor is using your data

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Who knows unless you have a router that shows all connections.  If you are using a router, in the Firewall section or the LAN section it may have filtering.  It might say "Allow" or "Permit" and in there you would enter your own device MAC numbers which will allow you and your devices but block any others.  It also might say "Block" or "Deny" and there you would enter the MAC numbers of devices you want to exclude but allow all others.  It's better to white-list (permit) your own devices.  Your neighbor will see you have a WiFi operating but will never be able to connect if you "Permit" only your own equipment.
 
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You could start by changing your password.
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True, changing the password can work.  It's more a thing to frustrate the neighbor with a white-list.  They'll see the network is open but can't seem to connect.  They may think it's their computer and mess with it for hours or days trying to figure out why it won't give the Internet.  Maybe I'm just mean to thieves.
 
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"Maybe I'm just mean to thieves."
Only thieves? :o
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I would change the password T0 just random garbage  the max chars you can use, change the network name and make it private(network name not transmitted), and let the SOB chew on that for a while.
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You could just ask your neighbor instead of going on the Internet and asking a bunch of strangers. Just a thought.
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Knock, knock.
Hi neighbor.
Hi neighbor.
Are you stealing my 'effing internet?
Why yes, yes I am.
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J&J

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Knock, knock.
Hi neighbor.
Hi neighbor.
Are you stealing my 'effing internet?
Why yes, yes I am.

My dog's eating you for dinner tonite.
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