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    Help someones piggyback riding my wifi router!!

    Sigh,this is really starting to piss me off I even have Wifi SSID disabled since my laptop is currently repairing at Acer and I only have 2 rigs connected through ethernet cable to router.I also have MAC adress filtering on to only allow my household comps to access router.AND IM STILL SEEING ON THE WIRELESS AP LIST AN UNKNOWN MAC ADRESS LISTED AS CONNECTED!!WTF from what I heard MAC adress filtering is virtually imposible to hack!SOmeone plz help and tell me how to make sure my wifi doesnt get piggy backed anymore

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    Re: Help someones piggyback riding my wifi router!!

    Moving this over to the Networking and Network Security forum.

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    Re: Help someones piggyback riding my wifi router!!

    Turing off the WiFi SSID doesn't shut it down... the router is STILL broadcasting the signal. I would strongly suggest that you change the channel you're using and the passcode/password.

    You ARE using a password, right?

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    Re: Help someones piggyback riding my wifi router!!

    just take it down.wifi is nice,but too many a ppl are learning how to hack it these days....some ppl are using other router types (uncommon to a part of the worlde where they live )

    add a couple 120mm fans overhead to drop temps by 10+ celsiusD.S.C-12(2)-disclaimer : whatever u do with your hardware/software is your
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    Re: Help someones piggyback riding my wifi router!!

    And also if your lappy is gone shut off your router!

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    Re: Help someones piggyback riding my wifi router!!

    do you have DHCP enabled?

    I have my router set to assign a certian IP to and certian MAC and DHCP is turned off

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    Re: Help someones piggyback riding my wifi router!!

    set it to like .205 or so,out of the dhcp normal range

    add a couple 120mm fans overhead to drop temps by 10+ celsiusD.S.C-12(2)-disclaimer : whatever u do with your hardware/software is your
    responsibility, which i dont hold if u break anything

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    Re: Help someones piggyback riding my wifi router!!

    You also need WEP or WAP encryption, otherwise the router allows access when presented with a spoofed mac. ( Sometimes the connection list shows the real mac address rather then the spoofed one.)

    Also check to make sure none of the comps inside the network are compromised, otherwise all your changes will go out the door.

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    Re: Help someones piggyback riding my wifi router!!

    Yes im using a password and encryption key which I just changed.I turned off SSID broadcast as well in performance options
    Spoofed MAC?So they can acess my router even with MAC filtering on!?!?!?!?!
    But I mean come on this is insane I dont want to have to think up a new hexadecimal password every friggen time this happens there must be something I can do to make this secure
    Last edited by Poci; 01-24-2006 at 10:43 PM.

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    Re: Help someones piggyback riding my wifi router!!

    Are you using WEP or WAP for encryption? Also make sure not to use open keys options.

    However, none of this works if one of the computers on your LAN is compromised by for example a backdoor type trojan.

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    Re: Help someones piggyback riding my wifi router!!

    Its WEP encryption.
    What do you mean by open keys?

    Trojans?Hmm well I doubt that Im running Norton internet security 2005 with all updates,wouldnt that detect a troojan?

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    Re: Help someones piggyback riding my wifi router!!

    WEP unfortunetly is fairly easy to crack, if possible use WAP.

    As for the open key statement, slight typo.

    Meant to ask if open authentication was being used. ( Alot of sources claim this is the better option to use, but it undermines security.)

    What sort of issues was the laptop having?

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    Re: Help someones piggyback riding my wifi router!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ganj
    Spoofed MAC?So they can acess my router even with MAC filtering on
    Yup. The most secure, virtually uncrackable wireless encryption at the moment is wpa/wpa2 coupled with a strong super heavy-duty password string of 64 random hex characters. Read this(under "Unbreakable WiFi Security" and "Bad WiFi Security") for more info on wpa and why wep and mac filtering will no longer protect you.

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    Re: Help someones piggyback riding my wifi router!!

    Well my router is about 4 years old according to bios firmware date and all it has is WEP

    As far as open authentication is concerned would setting it to shared key be better?

    And the laptop was screwed up hardwarewise someone tripped on the power cable and sent it flying 5 feet across the room and it hit the floor,totally FUBAR

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    Re: Help someones piggyback riding my wifi router!!

    Tried shared key authentication, as open allows unauthenticated machines to connect to the router but nothing else whereas the shared key requires the computer authenticate before connecting with the router.

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