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MakeMisogynyAHateCrime Sun 21-Jan-18 20:25:30

My neighbour is a dick, a grade A dick. He has taken to now somehow talking to my wireless speaker (a KS Miami cheapy thing).
He just said
“My name dog, my name back door, my name silly cow”.

What I’m playing isn’t loud. I’m playing the sound from my broken iPad which plays at about half the normal rate (I prop the iPad on my drawers but can’t hear it at all and then play the speaker next to me at a low volume - about half iPhone max volume and never after 20:30) it in my bedroom.

How do I prevent him from using it? The device just seems to be a case of turning it on and then syncing your device with no codes or anything.
Our internet is secure but this is really bugging me.

Doubletrouble99 Sun 21-Jan-18 20:28:07

You said it yourself - it's a cheap thing!

MakeMisogynyAHateCrime Sun 21-Jan-18 20:29:54

Well it was a gift so I’m not really moaning about that at all.
Is there no way to prevent him accessing it? In that case I’ll just keep it for holidays.

MarieNostra Sun 21-Jan-18 20:30:19

Why people do not plug earphones into their devices baffles me.

user1471517900 Sun 21-Jan-18 20:30:30

I'm confused. Is he sending you messages through your speaker about the fact your dog is wanting to come in?

Blushlove Sun 21-Jan-18 20:33:21

@MarieNostra you plug earphones in even when you're at home?

Sorry OP, not sure how you can fix it!

Love51 Sun 21-Jan-18 20:38:23

Why would someone use earphones in their own home? You want to listen to music in the room!

MakeMisogynyAHateCrime Sun 21-Jan-18 20:40:24

Marie why should I plug my earplugs in to a device he can’t hear?
Even if he could (and I’m pretty sure he can’t) they are awful, loud bastards of neighbours.

He is the type of person who would see a device on Bluetooth and want to tinker with it rather than being annoyed by our noise and trying to teach me a lesson, IYSWIM?

He sent his voice. It was his whiney voice. Unless they’ve suddlenly put moaning Mancs in The Good Wife.

MarieNostra Sun 21-Jan-18 20:40:59


Yes, they are remote headphones and I can use them for TV and other devices too. Never miss a trick on the tv if I need to go to the loo either mid program!

The headphones I have allow others to watch TV at their volume without headphones, but I prefer my own volume which is a little higher, and the clarity of sound/speech is amazing through them too.

But I am usually here on my own so I prefer being able to walk around, out to the garden, upstairs whatever, and do things while still tuned in!

VivaLeBeaver Sun 21-Jan-18 20:42:31

Go round and ask him if there’s a problem?

Gingaaarghpussy Sun 21-Jan-18 20:45:04

That happened to me once. But trough my digital radio. Some dude said ' turn your music off, you are keeping my baby awake'. Needless to say, I turned it off and never used it again.
Nowadays, I listen to music how I want, mostly with headphones when the pub next door is doing karaoke.

MakeMisogynyAHateCrime Sun 21-Jan-18 20:45:48

Viva he is a violent sod, I wouldn’t dare.

VivaLeBeaver Sun 21-Jan-18 20:47:08

I can’t find a manual online but there’s a KS website with an enquiry form....maybe email them and ask?

MakeMisogynyAHateCrime Sun 21-Jan-18 20:49:14

Thanks, I’m going to do that.
My manual seems to have no information about blocking other users so hopefully they will have some ideas.

Sick of him now. Time for Rightmove.
This won’t help my mental health issues one bit.

MsHomeSlice Sun 21-Jan-18 20:52:35

can you see if he has a wireless printer and send something long and tedious for it to print, in the dead of night

either in white print, so it doesn't show on the paper or white print on a black background so it uses all his ink. grin

bluebells1 Sun 21-Jan-18 21:00:59

So your neighbour is connecting into your wireless speaker. How? Did you let him in and allow him to pair his device? If so, can't you reset the paired devices?

Oldraver Sun 21-Jan-18 21:06:44

It's never occured to me but we have a bluetooth amplifier...I'm sure anyone within the vacinity could tune in. There is nothing on the amp to block users and it wasn't cheap

MakeMisogynyAHateCrime Sun 21-Jan-18 21:07:55

Bluebells to pair that device all you seem to have to do is click “pair with this device” there were no further steps.

Snowman123 Sun 21-Jan-18 21:09:40

No idea about the technicalities, but if my neighbour was connecting to any of my devices I'd find a way to stop it!

I'm sure you value your privacy!

echt Sun 21-Jan-18 21:10:46

Is this even legal? He is intruding into your home.

TickyTakky Sun 21-Jan-18 21:11:09

So your neighbour is connecting into your wireless speaker. How? Did you let him in and allow him to pair his device? If so, can't you reset the paired devices?

The neighbour can 'pair' the device from next door. The pairing code is '0000' and can't be changed.

INeedNewShoes Sun 21-Jan-18 21:13:17

Turn it off for a few days then change the name of it to Sky7823 or TalkTalk260942. It'll look like a new neighbour's wireless connection then and he might ignore it.

BulletFox Sun 21-Jan-18 21:15:16

Oh god, he sounds like a right pain. Some neighbours are horrid, sorry MakeMisogyny.

I'm not really up on all this as my main technology is my phone and I do have a dab/cd/bluetooth thing but haven't used it properly yet. I'd get a right fright if someone started speaking through it (luckily my neighbours are fine, I've been surprised at how quiet and well behaved the young ones are)

MakeMisogynyAHateCrime Sun 21-Jan-18 21:17:26

This has set my anxiety off a treat.
I’m removing the speaker from my house tomorrow, it’s in the garage now.
Currently on Rightmove - I have some serious issues with privacy and I can’t think straight after this.

bluebells1 Sun 21-Jan-18 21:22:22

This is scary, OP. Stay safe and like you said, move away. No use messing with twats like your neighbour.

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