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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 8.1 Questions: Win 8.1 (and Win 8) Best Wi-Fi Hacker Watch Program

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      • #2361262
        anonymous
        Guest

        Is there a good Wi-Fi program that is easy to use to catch home Network hackers? I’m pretty sure I have nosey neighbors that are always on our Network. Either getting through on the Router & or Wi-Fi.

        Thank You

      • #2361298
        doriel
        AskWoody Lounger

        It should be possible to see connected devices on your router. Log in to your router (via browser and entering roters’s IP address – usually 198.168.0.1).

        There should be list of connected devices. You can write down their MAC address and block those devices by not allowing that MAC address. Also changing the WiFi password can be solution (temporarymaybe until they crack your password again).

        Maybe someone can recommend SW for you, but I would do it the way I described.

        What is your router model?

        Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 20H2 Enterprise

        HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

        • #2361796
          anonymous
          Guest

          Router is netgear. It shows 5 devices, yet McAfee shows that there are 6. Which I believe as there is 1 that I can not account for.

          Thank you all for your input.

          • #2362138
            wavy
            AskWoody Plus

            My netgear R7000) is terrible at displaying connected devices. I would not trust it.
            I would trust a very good password.

            🍻

            Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
          • #2362592
            Paul T
            AskWoody MVP

            What is the device you can’t identify?

            cheers, Paul

      • #2361355
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        WiFi routers are not hackable if you only use WPA2-AES with a random 63 ASCII character passphrase.

        Also, make sure you use a long random admin password for your router.

        Now you can relax and get on with that game.  🙂

        cheers, Paul

      • #2361391
        anonymous
        Guest

        Not possible if wpa2-aes is used.  It takes someone who really knows what they’re doing to hack even wep.  My router calls it WPA-Personal.

        Those on your network (connected clients) can be found in the router’s interface, which you have to log into.  If that’s greek to you and you don’t know if your router is secured, you may have some visitors.

        You can tell if your connection is secure by clicking on the wifi button on taskbar and looking for a locked lock symbol on your network name.  Properties will take you to the particulars.

        There’s not the financial incentive to use someone else’s wifi that there was, internet access has become more affordable but someone using another’s unsecured network because they can is common.  Using someone else’s network to do creepy or illegal things is not uncommon and you probably would be approached first by law enforcement if they get involved.

        So, read your router manual, be sure you’re using WPA2-aes (unless wpa3 is a selection) and change the default pwd and user name.  Then all will be good. 🙂

         

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