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Is My Neighbor Hacking My Network?

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    Is My Neighbor Hacking My Network?

    I use Wireless Mon 3.0 to look at whats going on wireless around my neighborhood. Mostly to see if I can get on an unused channel.

    This guy next door follows me to every channel I go to. I do not have my router auto selecting channels.

    I run WPA2 Personal AES with a 64 character shared key.

    Why else would his router stay with mine channel wise?

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    Re: Is My Neighbor Hacking My Network?

    Hide your SSID and make sure you have a solid password.

    "therock" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > I use Wireless Mon 3.0 to look at whats going on wireless around my
    > neighborhood. Mostly to see if I can get on an unused channel.
    >
    > This guy next door follows me to every channel I go to. I do not have
    > my router auto selecting channels.
    >
    > I run WPA2 Personal AES with a 64 character shared key.
    >
    > Why else would his router stay with mine channel wise?
    >
    >
    > --
    > therock
    >
    > Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P - Q6600 GO

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    Re: Is My Neighbor Hacking My Network?

    Solidd password? My shared key is 64 characters long.

    I'll try the hidden thing.

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    Re: Is My Neighbor Hacking My Network?

    Quote Originally Posted by therock View Post
    Solidd password? My shared key is 64 characters long.

    I'll try the hidden thing.
    Hello TheRock,

    Also check your router's network filter settings to see if you can turn on "MAC filtering" so that you can only allow a MAC address from the computers you want to have access to the network.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Re: Is My Neighbor Hacking My Network?

    Hi
    The fact that is using the same channel means nothing what so ever.
    Infrastructure Router can not connect to another Router, and Client Wireless
    computer adapt automatically to any channel so what ever is Router is On is
    irrelevant.
    Do not touch your SSID since the only thing that it would is destabilized
    your Wireless.
    With WPA2_AES you are secured. If this guy could brake WPA he would be in
    big demand for big bucks by the top security companies and will have time to
    deal with your network
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)

    "therock" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > I use Wireless Mon 3.0 to look at whats going on wireless around my
    > neighborhood. Mostly to see if I can get on an unused channel.
    >
    > This guy next door follows me to every channel I go to. I do not have
    > my router auto selecting channels.
    >
    > I run WPA2 Personal AES with a 64 character shared key.
    >
    > Why else would his router stay with mine channel wise?
    >
    >
    > --
    > therock
    >
    > Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P - Q6600 GO

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    Re: Is My Neighbor Hacking My Network?

    Thanks Jack,

    I'm curious why his router follows my channel numbers around. There are several others near by that must be auto scanning channels because they are all (4 of them) on channel 6.
    By looking him over I see is unsecured and uses a Linksys WRT150N.

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    Jack \(MVP-Networking\). Guest

    Re: Is My Neighbor Hacking My Network?

    Hi
    Routers can not follow other devices channels.
    If there is Auto channel it related to the Router's Wireless capacity to
    switch channels auto and stop at the one with the strongest connection that
    is established with a Wireless capable computer.
    There are many Wireless' advice posts on the Internet that suggest to people
    to switch from the crowded Channel 6 to less crowded channels and it might
    be that your neighbor follows this advice too.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)


    "therock" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > Thanks Jack,
    >
    > I'm curious why his router follows my channel numbers around. There are
    > several others near by that must be auto scanning channels because they
    > are all (4 of them) on channel 6.
    > By looking him over I see is unsecured and uses a Linksys WRT150N.
    >
    >
    > --
    > therock
    >
    > Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P - Q6600 GO

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    Re: Is My Neighbor Hacking My Network?

    I hear you and understand. And my original question is he hacking me is in refference to he goes to what ever channel I go to. I find this VERY strange. If I go from 5 to 1 he will be there in a few minutes to an hour, it never fails. No matter where I go he goes. Strange if you ask me.
    Heh!

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    Re: Is My Neighbor Hacking My Network?

    Quote Originally Posted by therock View Post
    I hear you and understand. And my original question is he hacking me is in refference to he goes to what ever channel I go to. I find this VERY strange. If I go from 5 to 1 he will be there in a few minutes to an hour, it never fails. No matter where I go he goes. Strange if you ask me.
    Heh!
    Hello TheRock,

    Did you also check your router's network filter settings to see if you can turn on "MAC filtering" yet? You can use it to allow MAC addresses from only the computers you want to have access to the network. No other computer can gain access with this setup unless manually allowed by you.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Re: Is My Neighbor Hacking My Network?

    How can I tell if someone is tapping into my wireless network?
    I can see another network 0L2W8 when I ask to connect to network.
    Are they going online off my bandwith? cause it seems real slow lately

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