My roommate is a bit paranoid about security and privacy. He’s also not very good with computers. He told me he got a message that his gmail account had been compromised, and recently his laptop has been acting slow. He went to network and sharing center and noticed that a printer with my name was there. He takes this as a sign that I have access to his laptop (which of course I don’t).
He had a 10 minute conversation with me and was beating around the bush saying things like "privacy is important in a shared household". He finally directly said "I need to know you aren’t downloading files to my laptop" which I replied no, but I get the feeling he doesn’t trust me and holds prejudice against me. I offered to take a look at his laptop to help fix any problems, but he said no.
How can I convince him that I haven't hacked his computer? If he asks me to get rid of my printer or only use a hardwired connection, how can I politely say no?
I don't mean to sound rude, but to me this is such a dumb conversation to be wasting time over, and I don't want to be bothered by it again.
Side note: It's probably not worth bringing up, but I'm curious how he knows I have a printer? It could have been another roommate or the neighbor's. I don't mean to be paranoid, but I feel like this is matching his. Should I ask how he knows I had a printer?