Jerk getting in my wireless...

zacdl

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oooh I just remembered somthing!! I was reading about this on [H] where there is a special coating paint that blocks off all wireless signals.. .so like you can paint your whole house with that. and then that hacker won't beable to access your wi-fi all though your cell phone signal might be worse.. Home Depot might have that paint... does anyone remember that?

Yea, that doesn't work... Just like any of the other fad products there have been over the years...
 

matrix563

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i think it'd be cheaper to buy longer cat5e cables from newegg than paint the house if that was even possible ;)
 

Malk-a-mite

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oooh I just remembered somthing!! I was reading about this on [H] where there is a special coating paint that blocks off all wireless signals.. .so like you can paint your whole house with that. and then that hacker won't beable to access your wi-fi all though your cell phone signal might be worse.. Home Depot might have that paint... does anyone remember that?

Would be a great idea, unless you have... oh I don't know... windows. Big panes of glass. Unless you plan on painting those too.
 

KenF

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is anyone using d-link DGL-4300? when i log into the gamerlounge, what should i look for to see if someone's using my wifi network?
Look under the Status -> Wireless page. That will show all connected wireless systems.

If you access the network using wireless, and you are the only one to do so, go to Status -> Wireless. Copy the MAC Address listing (which is your PC, if you are the only one connected). Then go to Advanced -> Network filter. Paste that MAC address into the field on that page and turn on MAC Filtering for wireless.

If you have multiple wireless computers, then connect with all of them, and then copy and paste their MAC addresses into that Advanced -> Network filter page. Once the Network Filter is enabled, only those MAC addresses you enter will be able to connect to your network. Make sure you input all your wireless MAC addresses before you enable it, otherwise those devices won't be able to connect.
 

joey791

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is anyone using d-link DGL-4300? when i log into the gamerlounge, what should i look for to see if someone's using my wifi network?

Login to the router and the status tab should be highlighted, look at the menu to the left, from up to down it says device info, wireless, routing, logs, statistics, active sessions, click the wireless tab and it will tell you who is connected wirelessly
 

RoBo

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Look under the Status -> Wireless page. That will show all connected wireless systems.

If you access the network using wireless, and you are the only one to do so, go to Status -> Wireless. Copy the MAC Address listing (which is your PC, if you are the only one connected). Then go to Advanced -> Network filter. Paste that MAC address into the field on that page and turn on MAC Filtering for wireless.

If you have multiple wireless computers, then connect with all of them, and then copy and paste their MAC addresses into that Advanced -> Network filter page. Once the Network Filter is enabled, only those MAC addresses you enter will be able to connect to your network. Make sure you input all your wireless MAC addresses before you enable it, otherwise those devices won't be able to connect.

MAC filtering is easy to bypass with using spoofing tools avalable on Auditor/Backtrack just use WPA for now.
 

Digital Viper-X-

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well if you can install linux on one of your machines, you have his ip and his mac address, you can arp spoof him so that his machine thinks that you're machine is the router make sure ip forwarding is off, and he wont have access to the net :> better yet forward his ip, then you can have access to all of his traffic :>!
 

KenF

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MAC filtering is easy to bypass with using spoofing tools avalable on Auditor/Backtrack just use WPA for now.
Some new routers now feature an anti-spoof checking mechanism in response to the tools in the latest version of BackTrack.

I'm not sure how it works or what it does, but I did find one description:
One way to prevent MAC spoofing attacks is to flag any occurrence in which the manufacturer name of a detected WLAN adapter differs from the known OUI (Organizationally Unique Identifier) for that equipment. Once detected, an intelligent WLAN system can prevent the known attacker from connecting to any nearby APs or any APs located throughout the entire WLAN.
 

Bean Dip

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We'll see how it goes with WPA and my 30+ character passkey....

I'd like to use just WPA2, but my XP machines don't seem to like it. Is this a driver issue? Do most NICs have updated drivers available with WPA2 options? Is WPA2 even worth the hassle? My router's help screens say using WPA2 exclusively will enhance performance.

Just FYI to get WPA2 on XP you have to install the Wireless Client Update which was released in Jan 2007.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=917021

This will add WPA2 functionality as long as your NICs drivers support it.
 

Flapjack

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Haven't seen nor heard of him since I switched to WPA. It sucks that my OmniFi doesn't work anymore, but that thing was a POS anyways.
 
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