Someone is on my wireless network right now, what can I do?

michaels

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I was sitting here and noticed an IP conflict message popped up, so I check my workgroup and there is a Toshiba user connected. I log into my router and see it has been assigned an ip address. I tried exploring there pc but it has a password. What can I do? It has to be one of my neighbors, I live in a house with a big yard.
 

jpeyton

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Secure it. Change your wireless password. Reboot router.
 

Kaervak

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If you really want to spy on them, running a packet sniffer will record everything they do while on your connection (not anything that's encrypted though).
 

jpeyton

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MAC filtering is a joke. I can change my MAC in 15 seconds.
 

MagnusTheBrewer

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MAC filtering is your friend. Reach out your hand so I can slap it for running an unsecured wifi connection. :)
 

jpeyton

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Originally posted by: michaels
Is there anyway to send them an error message like "OWNED" or somehting
Sounds like you're the one who was pwned by leaving your network unsecure.
 

EKKC

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Originally posted by: jpeyton
Originally posted by: michaels
Is there anyway to send them an error message like "OWNED" or somehting
Sounds like you're the one who was pwned by leaving your network unsecure.
how do we know its not the hacker who actually posted this thread? :Q
 

Kaervak

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Originally posted by: monk3y
Just secure it.
Agreed. Don't bother with MAC address filtering or SSID hiding. Those are both easy to bypass, WPA is really the only & best way to secure a wireless connection. Just use a long enough pass phrase.
 

MagnusTheBrewer

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Originally posted by: jpeyton
MAC filtering is a joke. I can change my MAC in 15 seconds.
You don't use MAC filtering to block specific MACs, you use it to block all MACs that don't match yours.
 

akshatp

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Originally posted by: MagnusTheBrewer
Originally posted by: jpeyton
MAC filtering is a joke. I can change my MAC in 15 seconds.
You don't use MAC filtering to block specific MACs, you use it to block all MACs that don't match yours.
:thumbsup:
 

randay

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Originally posted by: akshatp
Originally posted by: MagnusTheBrewer
Originally posted by: jpeyton
MAC filtering is a joke. I can change my MAC in 15 seconds.
You don't use MAC filtering to block specific MACs, you use it to block all MACs that don't match yours.
:thumbsup:
lol. You'll have to change your MAC address a lot faster then that if you want to brute force your way onto thier router.
 

Platypus

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Originally posted by: MagnusTheBrewer
Originally posted by: jpeyton
MAC filtering is a joke. I can change my MAC in 15 seconds.
You don't use MAC filtering to block specific MACs, you use it to block all MACs that don't match yours.

I imagine he knows that Magnus, I believe jpeyton was referring to how easy it is to snag a MAC out of a frame and just change his to that and boot the other guy off.
 

marulee

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Originally posted by: michaels
I was sitting here and noticed an IP conflict message popped up, so I check my workgroup and there is a Toshiba user connected. I log into my router and see it has been assigned an ip address. I tried exploring there pc but it has a password. What can I do? It has to be one of my neighbors, I live in a house with a big yard.
Unplugged modem from router and you will use modem connection for a day.
Then reset the router next day, with a security enabled on wireless!
Please piss that guy off!
 

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