Hijacked Wireless Network?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mubbers, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. Mubbers

    Mubbers Shoot! Political User

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    Is it possible for someone to setup a completely seperate network off the back of my wireless DSLmodem/router?

    I have one network which I set myself, then recently after noticing mysterious drop outs of service I check my D-Link Air Plus config only to find another network setup called "2WIRE253" I never made this network!

    :confused:

    Help appreciated.

    The only way to get connection back is to shut down the modem.

    Mubbers
     
  2. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    You could be picking up someone else's wireless signal. Are you in an apartment complex or living close by to other people? I've lived places before where I picked up 4 separate wireless signals... I had to override them to make sure my computer always selected my network.
     
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I have a Netgear router, and I pick up a signal from the house next door with a similarly named SSID as well.
    The "2WIRE253" SSID that you're seeing belongs to a 2Wire router, not your D-Link.
     
  4. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    I would suggest using "Air Snare" I use it on my laptop and It has worked
    wonders. Kevin Rose featured it on the Screen Savers

    here is the link to the site best of all its FREE! :)

    Air Snare
     
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  5. Reg

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    The drop outs you are experiencing may be due to frequency interference. In the US, you are only allowed to use 11 channels on your wireless device. Each device defaults a specific channel, but there are some cases in which you and a neighbor may be on the same channel. Try changing the channel on your wireless router and see if you continue to have drop outs.
     
  6. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    yeah i would just change the channel, and make sure you have wep on ;)
     
  7. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Nice app, tdinc. [​IMG]
     
  8. Mubbers

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    Thanks for the headsup, we live in terraced housing so someone nearby has probably got a wireless setup too.