The easiest way to determine this is to ensure that your WAP is set up properly to not allow unauthorized use and not advertize to the common world.
Some common configuration options that you should employ to ensure proper access to your WAP are the following:
- Change the default SSID.
- Disable SSID broadcast.
Note that the steps to achieve these principles greatly depend on which WAP you have.
You can also view our wireless expert's response to this question: Why wireless network cards show activity when no one uses the computer
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