Since wireless connections became so widely used more and more people are concerned about who is gaining access to their connection. Hacking into internet connections is very popular for many reasons, one of which is simply because some cannot afford their own internet at home. While most people just log into your connection for personal use the use of router monitoring software may be smart to keep things like your personal information and identity safe.
Typically you will not have to buy or pay for any additional software because your router should provide some type of log where you can see who has been logging into your wireless internet. If you notice that unknown parties are getting into your internet you may want to think about changing your password or enabling he password protection if you do not have that feature one. Even if you only use the internet for recreational use, thieves can still locate personal information and use it to their benefit. They could send emails from your account, use your credit card information and even hack into your social networking accounts like Facebook and change your password so even you can’t get into them. Having a router with logs or a router monitoring software is very important to keeping all of your information safe and protected.
Tracking your web traffic can also be beneficial if you suspect that you are overpaying for your internet services. Knowing how often and how much you use your internet can determine what speed you need your connection to be. If you are a video game playing or movie buff then you naturally want a connection that can handle those faster speed requests rather than if you only use your internet for basic research or social networking it won’t need to be as quick. The connection speed you are able to get though could really depend on the location you live in as well because some areas cannot have the speeds you need. Rural some suburban areas are very limited to the speed of internet they can achieve so keep that in mind when buying homes and renting apartments.
When you want to know who is logging into your internet, how often and for what reasons there is no better product out there than monitoring software. Even if your router does supply a log sometimes, depending on the model, it is very limited on information so you may have to invest in the monitoring software anyway just to get a better idea of how often your internet is being accessed. If you are really worried about it just turn your wireless router off completely anytime you are not using it and while you are sleeping at night.
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Stanislav Krotov is a technical writer with a passion for writing on emerging technologies in the areas of mobile application development and IoT technology. ( Moscow State University of M.V. Lomonosov )