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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:36 PM

I've been renting part of my house and I need that person to leave. How

do I make it so they can't use my wifi for their TV? (It's a long story but the person is causing a lot of problems and won't leave so I am trying to make it uncomfortable here)

I'm thinking of changing my wifi password?

EDIT: I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO CHANGE MY WIFI PASSWORD!!! I MEAN PHYSICALLY HOW DO I DO IT?
I've looked it up and can't seem to make it work.


And yes I shut the water off. I can turn it back on when she is at work tomorrow. I have been getting asthma for the last several months and it as told to me and I also realized that her FIVE CATS AND 1 BIG DOG AND REFUSAL TO CLEAN is causing pet dander to get into my AC and I am breathing it. Even though she is in a seperate part of the house that is behind a door I didn't realize that her pets would affect me. I have asked her to clean and all she does is bitch and do nothing.

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Reply I've been renting part of my house and I need that person to leave. How (Original post)
Maraya1969 Apr 2020 OP
TreasonousBastard Apr 2020 #1
ZZenith Apr 2020 #2
Maraya1969 Apr 2020 #9
ZZenith Apr 2020 #11
Maraya1969 Apr 2020 #16
mr_lebowski Apr 2020 #26
dawg day Apr 2020 #29
mr_lebowski Apr 2020 #30
Post removed May 4 #33
SheltieLover Apr 2020 #3
msongs Apr 2020 #4
Maraya1969 Apr 2020 #17
cayugafalls Apr 2020 #5
Maraya1969 Apr 2020 #6
cayugafalls Apr 2020 #7
Maraya1969 Apr 2020 #18
ZZenith Apr 2020 #22
cayugafalls Apr 2020 #24
Timewas Apr 2020 #8
mr_lebowski Apr 2020 #10
ZZenith Apr 2020 #12
Eko Apr 2020 #13
Maraya1969 Apr 2020 #19
emmaverybo Apr 2020 #23
Eko Apr 2020 #25
LakeArenal Apr 2020 #27
mr_lebowski Apr 2020 #31
Indykatie Apr 2020 #14
unblock Apr 2020 #15
canetoad Apr 2020 #20
csziggy Apr 2020 #21
femmedem Apr 2020 #28
Captain Zero Apr 2020 #32

Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:43 PM

1. That'll help. Maybe. Shutting of utilities like water or electricity has also been done. But...

you have to thin about escalating things.

My suggestion is you find a landlord/tenant lawyer for guidance.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:44 PM

2. Yes, change your WiFi password.

And while youíre at it, change the identity to something like ďFBI Surveillance.Ē

Your ex-roommate wonít try messing with it.

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:15 PM

9. But....How do I do that??? I have looked on Google and they have me looking

up my IP address which I cannot find etc.

Isn't there are easy way to do this?

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:22 PM

11. On the bottom of your router there should be labeled an ip address

typically looks like ď192.168.x.xĒ

Enter this number into your web browser address field and it should direct you to your routerís option panel.

Letís try to get that far and tell me what happens.

Cheers.

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:55 PM

16. This is where I have been having problems. I type different sets of

numbers and letters in and it seems as if none is a private account because all I get is Google search answers.


This last one......none of the other stings of letters/numbers looked even close....began with 802.11ac

One of the sites said to use the settings icon on my phone. I types that one in and also nothing happened

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:46 PM

26. don't type it into google search, type it into the address bar directly

try http://192.168.0.1/

Like literally clicking that link that I just gave you should likely work.

It's not a private account, it's a generic address used by routers in a network. That's why I can tell you what the address is likely to be.

But you can search 'what is my routers ip address' and then put the model number from the router. You find it's likely either what I said, or the first 0 is a 1. http://192.168.1.1/

802.11ac is the 'type' of router, more or less it's the 'speed' of it. That is not of use in this equation.

You will looking for something as ZZ said, 192.168.X.X.

You aren't in a 'private' scenario til you log into the routers admin. When you hit the proper IP, you're visiting a web page served by the router itself. Think of it like going to democraticunderground.com when you're not logged in. But you don't use a 'name' you use an IP address cause you're just visiting a 'site' on your own home network. That site ... contains your routers admin tools. Set up to look/work like a simple, regular HTML website.

Edit: I see Cayuga looked up your router model ... use the IP s/he gave you: http://10.0.0.1/ (should work with or without the http:// part, but doesn't hurt)

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #26)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:04 AM

29. Mr. L...

You're a good one. Thanks.

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Response to dawg day (Reply #29)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:09 AM

30. aw shucks ... I just try to help where I can ...

So happens I'm a big nerd, so ... this is in my wheelhouse

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:44 PM

3. Yup

So long as you don't give them new password. 👍

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:44 PM

4. are u in a state where evictions are suspended? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:56 PM

17. I'm in FL so no.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:45 PM

5. Not sure about your states laws but I believe you have to serve them

an eviction notice.

https://www.rocketlawyer.com/article/roommate-eviction-article.rl

Making it uncomfortable by changing the wifi password could cause further problems for you without them leaving.

Can you consult a lawyer?

What is the tenant doing?

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:10 PM

6. I edited my OP. Please read

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:15 PM

7. Can you give me the make and model number of the wifi router?

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:03 PM

18. I'll try

ok it says CISCO AND XFINITY

Devise type: XB3

Model DPC 394 1 T

Docisis 3.0
DS/VS 24X4


I hope that helps. I had no idea how many different strings of numbers there were on that thing!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:14 PM

22. Have you seen this?

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:29 PM

24. Here is a link to the manual for that gateway.

https://ciscodocs.technicolor.com/support/userguides2/tp-00102.pdf

Page 28 has the wifi network password you want to change.

You need to login to the router as defined by others in this thread.

Basically:

Connect to the gateway with Ethernet cable in any of the free ports on the back, there should be 4, at least one should be free.
Open a browser and go to 10.0.0.1
Login using user: admin and password: password

If this does not work you may have set a password for login already, try that if you remember it. If you can't get in, you may have to do a reset and reconfigure the gateway all over.

This all assumes you have a laptop, ethernet cable and the time to read the manual and understand the process. Please feel free to call xfinity technical support and see if they will walk you through the changes you need to make as I understand they can be daunting to someone who has not done it before.

I am sorry you are having so much difficulty with your tenant. It sounds like you have grounds for eviction. I hope you explore that route and it all works out.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:15 PM

8. Try

You can change the password or use MAC address blocking

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:18 PM

10. Plug in your PC/lappie into the router using a network cable ...

Should be obvious why this is handy (your PC will disconnect when you change the password if using wifi). At minimum, have a NIC cable and the wherewithal to do so if needed.

1) Type this into your browsers address window: 192.168.0.1 and press enter
2) This should take you to your routers login screen. If not, google your router model + 'how do I login'.
3) Login using credentials you find on a sticker on the bottom of your router. Typically it'll be ID: admin and a pswd: 1aF4Adf8ag type of deal, not exactly but like that. Per usual, it's case-sensitive. Taking a pic w/your phone can be handy
4) Once in, find the WiFi section in the menus, and poke around until you find a 'change password' option.

NOTE: I recommend NOT CHANGING THE ADMIN LOGIN PASSWORD, that's asking for a locked router later down the line when you forge what it was. Your ISP will not be able to fix it. Wifi password is different and specific to the Wifi portion of the router.

5) Also is a good idea to find what's called the WPS options, and disable WPS. That's the button on the front of the router that allows someone to log into the wifi just by pressing that button w/o needing to use the password.




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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:23 PM

12. Yeah, what he said.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:37 PM

13. Have her buy way better air filters for your ac unit.

They have ones out there that will stop dander dead. Don't shut the water off. Sheesh, not only do humans need water to survive what if there is a fire over there that could have been put out with a cup of water but instead engulfs the entire house.

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Response to Eko (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:10 PM

19. You have no idea what I have been though with her. And I have been sick

for months and I have been asking her to change the filter for over a week and at least vacuum since she has not done it in several months!

I went in today and put in a very good air filter. But first I had to pay a locksmith because she stole the key to my side and managed to lock her side with it. And before I could install a new lock since I don't have the key anymore she installed her own and added some additional locks or something.....there was drilling going on.

So if there is a fire over there when she is gone the whole fucking place goes up in smoke because I can't get in.

And it is my damn house!

If I could completely block her off and not have to share the same air supply I would.

It is a damn toxic waste dump over there. I can't believe I am only now realizing that that is what has been making me sick

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:18 PM

23. You need to look up your tenant laws for your state. You usually have to give notice and can not

shut off water and electricity. I know itís a pain, but best do things legally. On the other hand, you have rights and I would think that includes her not being able to change the lock without your permission. Your county courthouse web page might give you information on evictions.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:36 PM

25. I hear ya.

But to shut off water when the best defense we have against the corona virus is washing doing so is horrible. Don't let someone else's horrible actions make you do the same. If you can turn off the central air and get a window unit. If you need some help ask for it here and we will do what we can. But don't choose horrible actions. Don't ever let someone else's bad behavior dictate yours into to being bad.
Eko.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:50 PM

27. I was a landlord for decades.

Turning off utilities is probably illegal. Also holding any items of theirs for payment is too. Most law favors the tenant.
You probably have to serve two or three notices at timed intervals and finally go to court to evict someone.
Even then if not out you have to serve them another notice when with the police and you can enter and remove THEN store the items in a safe place at your expense until such time the tenant pays you back.
After a certain time you can toss the stuff but may have to publish in the paper the date you might do so.

Landlording is not for woosies.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #19)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:17 AM

31. If it makes you feel any better, even a really old filter cleans the air pretty well ...

The bad news is a dirty filter puts strain your fan motor, which can obviously get real expensive later. ANd it can increase your bill cause the system has to work harder.

But even when it's dirty it still sucks up the dust and sticks it to the filter. It just builds up and gets harder for the unit to suck the air through.

Believe it not, the cheaper filters are actually better for your system long-term than the complicated/expensive ones. Unless you really have issues with dust/allergies, it's better to use the cheap-o's and replace them more often, ends up costing about the same in filters, cleans air very nearly as well, and is better for your system.

Per the people who installed and warranty my unit and service it every 6 months.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:37 PM

14. You're An Angel To Take in a Person with 6 Animals Even if They Were a Model Room Mate

Good luck on getting her to leave without too much drama.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:54 PM

15. Please talk to a lawyer before you do anything like shut off utilities

You're probably on safe ground restricting WiFi (unless that was actually part of the rental agreement) but in many states, you can seriously harm the eviction process by doing things like that.

Tenants have rights, too, even if they're jerks.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:12 PM

20. Maraya, there is a common range of router IP addresses

To find yours:

1. Open a command prompt. On Windows 10 go to your start menu, Windows System

2. type in without the quote marks "ipconfig' hit the return key

3. A few lines of writing should appear. The bottom one should say 'Default Gateway' - those are your router address numbers

And as (I think) Mr Lebowski said above, make sure you have a cable connection to your modem/router.

For example, my Default gateway is 10.1.1.1. But it should be four sets of numbers separated by periods, of no more than three numbers.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:13 PM

21. What unblock said - please talk to an attorney

At the very least read this article:

How To Evict a Tenant in Florida: A Simple Guide for Landlords

Stephen Michael White
September 7, 2018


Landlords may often find themselves getting frustrated with eviction guides, which give you only general information rather than information that is specific to your location. Unfortunately, most comprehensive guides can only go into so much detail!

This guide, however, is specifically for landlords looking to learn how to evict a tenant in Florida.

Itís not that evicting a tenant in Florida is incredibly different than eviction in any other state, but there are some unique things that you need to know.

If you donít know the right procedure on how to evict someone in Florida, you might find yourself wasting your time, money, and mental energy on a longer-than-necessary eviction process.

<SNIP>

A Table of Contents For Eviction in Florida

What is Eviction & When Does It Apply?
What a Landlord Canít Do
How to Evict a Tenant
How to Evict a Tenant Without a Lease
Preparing For The Future

More: https://www.rentprep.com/evictions/how-to-evict-a-tenant-in-florida/


One of the things they say that a landlord CANNOT do is shut of utilities. Please be careful or you could end up in trouble.

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Tue Apr 7, 2020, 02:29 AM

32. Tenants may have rights defined by law but

Landlords can write really shitty leases up front to screw the hell out of a tenant too.
At least that's been my experience if you want to leave a lease early or renew one ahead of schedule.
Get out your wallet.

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