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I don't know where to post this on your forum, so I'm guessing it's here.  Everyday for about 4 months now there has been someone's cell phone connected to my network.  There's actually about a dozen different cell phones as you can see in the zip file of screen shots that I've attached.  I have a home network with several WiFi extenders (aks signal repeaters) that all have the same password, but I never gave out my password.  Somehow they have hacked my network to find my network password.  Is there any way to prevent someone from hacking my network?

 

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Change the password.


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Yes, excellent idea.  Now that I changed to a much stronger password on my router and extenders, I'm still getting those unknown cell phone connections.  I'm now using a network utility called "Who is on my wifi?"  and I keep getting alerts "Unknown computer found."  And I see the cell phones connected again.  What next do you suggest?

 

Change the password.


Edited by PC Genie, 10 June 2014 - 08:08 AM.

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Change the password again, hIde the SSID and use MAC address filtering (to only allow your devices MAC addresses).


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OK, I'll do that.  If I wire my house for a LAN system, would that be the safest way for privacy?  With no signals in the air, it seems that no one can tap into my internet.  What's your opinion?

 

Change the password again, hIde the SSID and use MAC address filtering (to only allow your devices MAC addresses).


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May I ask what password security you are using on your router and AP (or extenders) ? WEP, WPA, WPA-2 ... ?


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Yes, wired is safer, (and more reliable), than wireless.


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I've increased my password security to WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES] with a new password on the router and extenders; so I'll see how it goes.  I haven't hidden my SSID, because I don't know how to logon to a network that I can't see using Windows 8.

 

May I ask what password security you are using on your router and AP (or extenders) ? WEP, WPA, WPA-2 ... ?


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I have to come up with a wiring plan, install some network outlets and relocate my router to a central location.  This will take some time to do all this; so until then I'll still be using wireless.

Yes, wired is safer, (and more reliable), than wireless.


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I've increased my password security to WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES] with a new password on the router and extenders; so I'll see how it goes.  I haven't hidden my SSID, because I don't know how to logon to a network that I can't see using Windows 8.

 

May I ask what password security you are using on your router and AP (or extenders) ? WEP, WPA, WPA-2 ... ?

 

 

Are you talking about this method ?

 

http://www.hanselman...InWindows7.aspx

http://support.micro...om/kb/242468/en (the command you have to use)

 

If so, the commands still works under Windows 8.


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I'm looking for a network mapper that displays all the devices that are attached to my network as a display of objects.  Does anyone have a recommendation?


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I've increased my password security to WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES] with a new password on the router and extenders; so I'll see how it goes.  I haven't hidden my SSID, because I don't know how to logon to a network that I can't see using Windows 8.

 

May I ask what password security you are using on your router and AP (or extenders) ? WEP, WPA, WPA-2 ... ?

 

 

Are you talking about this method ?

 

http://www.hanselman...InWindows7.aspx

http://support.micro...om/kb/242468/en (the command you have to use)

 

If so, the commands still works under Windows 8.

 

 

 

I'm not familiar with this method.  I just use the settings provided in the router and extenders.


Edited by PC Genie, 11 June 2014 - 03:40 PM.

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I've created a list of MAC Addresses for the devices in my house for a MAC filter in the router.  I hope this screens out the hackers, but I'm not sure if they can still access my extenders.


Edited by PC Genie, 11 June 2014 - 07:20 PM.

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I'm looking for a network mapper that displays all the devices that are attached to my network as a display of objects.  Does anyone have a recommendation?

 

http://www.advanced-ip-scanner.com/


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