Heres a great guide that I found on how to check is someone is stealing your bandwidth from your home wifi connection and how to stop them. This is a must read if you suspect if your wifi bandwidth is slow, Someone could be piggybacking your wifi connection.
There are many reasons why you’d want to check if an unauthorized party is using your wireless network. It may be that you’re experiencing a slower than normal Internet connection or you simply don’t want anyone getting a free ride while you pay the bill. Of course, there are also security implications if this person can somehow access files on your network, and even legal implications if he uses your connection for piracy or other illicit activities.
Whatever the case it’s better to stay on the safe side. Many of you may have already taken some basic precautions when setting up your wireless network and know your way around troubleshooting these issues. This brief guide is aimed mostly at novice users in need a hand to find out if, indeed, their Wi-Fi is being stolen. Check the devices associated with your router
The first thing you need to do is login to your router’s administrative console by typing its IP address directly into the browser address bar — typically 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 depending on which router you have. If you don’t know your router’s default address simply go to the command prompt (Start > Run/Search for cmd) and enter ipconfig. The address you need should be next to Default Gateway under your Local Area Connection.
Alternatively, if you are on a Mac, you can find the default address by going to Network under System Preferences. It should be listed right next to “Router:” if you are using Ethernet, or by clicking on “Advanced…” and heading to the “TCP/IP” tab if you are using Wi-Fi. Next, point your browser to that address and enter your login details — if you haven’t changed the default settings it should be a combination of “admin” and “password” or blank fields. Here’s a default username and password list (PDF) you might find useful, but we recommend you change this afterwards.
Once inside your router’s administrative console look for a section related to connected devices or wireless status. In my old DIR-655 from D-Link it’s available under Status > Wireless but you’ll find it as “Attached Devices” in Netgear routers, under DHCP Clients Table on Linksys routers, “Device List” if you are using the Tomato firmware, and so on.
DHCP client list examples on D-Link and Linksys routers.
This should provide a table with the IP, MAC address and other details of every device currently connected to the router. Check that list against your gear to find any intruders. You can find out the MAC/IP address of your computers by going to the Command Prompt again and entering ‘ipconfig /all’. The MAC address will be shown as the physical address. I’ll let you figure it out for mobile devices like smartphones and media players since I can’t possibly list all options. Taking action
The best and simplest solution is to set up a strong password using WPA2 or WPA — WEP is very easy to crack so avoid that if possible. There are some other methods you can use to beef up security, like switching off the SSID broadcast (which prevents it from advertising the name of your network to nearby Wi-Fi devices) or setup a filter for allowed or blocked devices by MAC address. It won’t stop the most determined intruder but it will slow him down.
That should be more than enough for most users but if you need to actually track down who’s been breaking into your network it’s possible to pinpoint his physical location using a tool called MoocherHunter. You’ll need to burn a Live CD to boot your laptop with and walk around to track down unauthorized wireless clients. According to the program’s description, it detects traffic sent across the network and can find the source within 2 meters accuracy.
Needless to say, we’re not suggesting you take matters into your own hands, but it might come in handy if someone is getting you in trouble with authorities using your network for illegal purposes — or simply to have a cool story to tell.
I have been thinking about maybe it`s time to learn to drive, I dont really need a car but it would be nice to atleast to pass my driving test. I think I have found a driving instructor in Bolton that I would use. I suppose now I have to think about what days I could do my driving lessons as these days im quite a busy person.
Im hoping to start my driving lessons in October or November. Wish me luck!
All I ask is that you do not post links to illegal website (illegal content) and adult websites.
What is DoFollow?
The term that doesn’t really exist
Understanding DoFollow DoFollow is simply an internet slang term given to web pages or sites that are not utilizing “NoFollow.” NoFollow is a hyperlink value that tells search engines not to pass on any credibility or influence to an outbound link. Originally created to help the blogging community reduce the number of inserted links into a “comment” area of a blog page, the attribute is typically standard in blog comments. It helps overwhelmed webmasters disallow spammers from gaining any kind of advantage by inserting an unwanted link on a popular page.
How DoFollow & NoFollow Have Affected Link Building
As a result of the implementation of NoFollow, the process of building links has taken a steep turn. Many sites, including wikis, social bookmarking sites, corporate and private blogs, commenting plug-ins and many other venues and applets across the internet began implementing NoFollow. This made effective link building difficult for both honest people and spammers alike. It also made DoFollow links become the “Holy Grail” of SEOs everywhere, who seek them out as expensive collections to their off-site optimization repertoire.
NoFollow Isn’t Bad
There’s nothing wrong with getting NoFollow links. In fact, you’ll want to get an equal amount of them as well. While they don’t pass on link juice, they do help associate your site with anchor text (the keyword phrase that makes up the URL pointing to your site). They also increase the exposure of your site, overall, which may eventually lead to you getting more mentions via DoFollow links!
Today on one of the other websites that I own ive been doing some updates, they needed doing!
Anyway I purchased a great script for checking all kinds of SEO related information. the script is a all in one backlink checking tool which allows to view backlinks from the search engines and directories. (major ones)
For example you can check how many backlinks your website has from google, yahoo and bing. you can also see how many indexed pages your website has in the search engine. Even add a pagerank image on your website with a link to your website statistics page.
Heres a snapshot image for facebook using the seo stats tool
The seo stats tool for the sitebee website.
Some of the cool features the seo tool has:
Google Indexed Pages
Plus loads more.
If you want to try out the SEO Stats Tool for yourself you can find it via the link I just posted. If you want to know more about the script and where I purchased it from then please contact me.
Recently I have been asked to investigate the website damage limitation for PPI (Payment Protection Insurance) company who have had some bad online press recently through no fault of their own. In the cut throat insurance industry it now seems normal for rival companies to hire online bloggers etc to give negative reviews for a service they not received, which got me thinking on how widespread that practice now is.
So the big question is who can protect your online reputation?
Bad press, damage limitation, PR, crisis management, brand protection, call it what you like, the minute you put online in front of any of these phrases changes the requirements of a company who can help. So who do you need to help mange your reputation on the net?
When you find you have negative content appearing in the search engines where do you go? Sure negative comments can be a positive thing if you have had a serious issue and have shown to have dealt with it after listening to your customers. More often than not however it can be an ex employer, competition or customer who has taken a particular disliking for the company and very difficult to show you have dealt with the complaint.
Online Reputation Management is about showing your company in the correct light and create understanding. It is unlike advertising, whose main goal and focus is to generate sales and awareness. Like PR, reputation management should be a planned exercise, with the goal of making the public, customers and suppliers see that the company understands the needs and wants of all parties involved. You can’t do this if there is only negative content showing on the first page of the search engines.
Well I can proudly announce that sitebee will studying and finding as much information to website damage limitation and protecting your online reputation. Once I have found everything their is know I will publish my findings on the sitebee blog and maybe even offer web damage limitation packages as part of the all in one SEO package that we currently provide.
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Ive been working with a magician via the other company I work with providing SEO on a magicians website called Pete Turner, who provides Table Magic, Cabaret magic and corparate entertainment.