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    Thread created on 23:20:50 - 13/01/22 (1 year ago)
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    Last replied 14:22:43 - 18/01/22 (1 year ago)
    Wonder if anyone can help here, not going I to personal details.

    I have just moved into a new build property with as yet no Internet, I have an ee wireless wifi booster that could be used BUT I am scared the location (my new house) could be found by my ex husband whilst using the device. Is it possible that he could find my location if I use the above mentioned booster?????

    Tyia for any help/advice.
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    Posted on 01:20:06 - 14/01/22 (1 year ago)
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    Which exact device are we talking about here?
    A booster would only extend what you already have, so you would need to get some form of connection from your ISP first.
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    Posted on 09:26:36 - 14/01/22 (1 year ago)
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    Xeretrax [2039020]

    Which exact device are we talking about here?
    A booster would only extend what you already have, so you would need to get some form of connection from your ISP first.
    It is a mobile WiFi box, she is the account holder, I am told she cannot track it through any apps but if she contacted the provider with it being her account they would have to tell her the area that the device was last located. I have not turned it on as yet, looking for a definitive answer which is hard to get at the moment.
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    Posted on 17:27:28 - 14/01/22 (1 year ago)
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    The answer would also partly depend on which EXACT device we are talking about here.
    A mobile wifi box is essentially just a phone used as a hotspot.

    There are plenty of such devices, hundreds of different models. Without knowing exactly what that device is capable or not, nobody could start looking for answers.

    If you know the connections it broadcasts SSID/IP etc. , you can just locate it by looking at its signal strength getting stronger or weaker for example.
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    Posted on 14:22:43 - 18/01/22 (1 year ago)
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    It really depends.. WiFi boosters are great for extending WiFi around your house, but its not going to boost your WiFi across the country, with exceptions below.

    If your concerned your Ex Husband will find your address after ordering the device, through the EE account, I would highly recommend changing the password and enabling 2FA (Mobile Verification) and also log-out all existing devices by calling EE.

    Also, naming of the SSID (the Router name) is important too. Because if he knows the existing SSID or is able to get it, he could go to WiGLE WiFi's network map and search the entire country for that SSID name, in theory finding the rough location of your network. I would recommend creating a dice-ware name and setting that as your SSID. Google "diceware phrases" for more information.

    If your really concerned he is going to be persistent at finding your new address, I would recommend calling 101 or a non-emergency police line for help and advice on potentially baring him from your address. Because technology is so wide-spread now adays, its nearly impossible to hide from it.

    For example by just logging onto Torn, it creates a log of your IP and rough location on TORN's servers. This is also sometimes displayed in the user logs. Meaning if he could login to your account, he would find your rough location. Then it would only take some MAC sniffing or IMSI Catching to get a more precise location.

    Let me know if you have any more specific questions, happy to help :)
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