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mwarner's avatar
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printer password protected

Our neighbor's emails printed out on our printer.  How could this happen?

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  • ChrisL's avatar
    Former Moderator

    My first guess would be that somebody is using your wireless. If you're concerned that it might be unsecured or somebody has your password visit for more information on how to secure your wifi and/or change the password.

  • AllenP's avatar
    Valued Contributor

    My first thought is your neighbor is connected to your network.  Is you network secure?  Are you using WPA2-PSK encryption?  At any time in the past, did you give your neighbor your network key (password).  If so, their device can remember the password and reconnect to your network by accident.  Once on your network, anyone can access a network connected printer.  I would: (1) make sure your network is secure, (2) implement WPA2-PSK if not already and (3) change your network password ASAP if your security is OK.