Re: dsl problem
The only way they could message him is if they are on your same workgroup. I doubt someone hacked it. If its dropping i would try bypassing your router temporarily (if its not built into the modem anyways) by taking the ethernet cord from the modem and putting it into your pc. When that is done then unplug the power from your modem for roughly 30 seconds and plug it back in, this causes it to reset with the network. This should give you a solid connection. If it drops then call verizon, if it doesnt drop at all then call your router manufacturer. If you wireless is built into the modem then call verizon. Also, have you tried enabling WPA or WEP?
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