Protection from deauth attacks

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  1. dave343

    dave343 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Are there any wireless router's that currently have protection against deauth attacks. All of the devices in our place keep getting kicked off at random times, but only in the evenings / night. I live in a condo building so it wouldn't surprise me if maybe someone was having fun, but it's annoying as heck.
    Currently using the router provided by the ISP, was using a Linksys EA2500 with DD-WRT previously but it's too old now and until I decide on something just using the ISP's. This has been happening for at least a month.

    Additionally, is that was 802.11w is for? The management frame packets? And if so, are there some recommended routers you can suggest? Thanks!
     
  2. ChRoNo16

    ChRoNo16 [H]ard|Gawd

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    sounds like a bad wifi device, never heard of a deauth attack
     
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    Farva Shens!

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  5. Dead Parrot

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    From a brief read of the links, looks like that is one of the things 802.11w fixed. Back in 2012. Since OP indicated the original AP was old, could be why the problem existed on that one. Plus, ISPs are notorious for not upgrading or using the lowest standard to avoid "we can't connect our old device" issues so again seems plausible their AP has the flaw.

    Check your devices for newest standard supported before trying a new AP. Apply any needed wifi updates to your devices.