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I recently discovered that I had someone wirelessly accessing the internet through my wireless router and I was able to get their MAC address but nothing else. Is there anything I can do with it? I went to talk to them.

Don't worry: I blocked them for good. Thanks to them, my wireless security is significantly better now.


Edit: It all started on Monday the 24th. An OCN moderator told me that their "sensors" detected that it looked like I created a 2nd account. Yesterday, this moderator said that OCN was accessed by my PC when I was not home. Except, I left my PC shut down while I was gone so I knew right away that it was a wireless hacker.

Edit 2: I can't turn the router off because it's providing wireless access to a laptop that's not mine and that I don't use.
Edited by TwoCables - 10/26/11 at 5:05am
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Have you tried googling it?
     
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Have you tried googling it?
If you didn't want to help, then why did you waste your time posting a reply?
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Originally Posted by bigkahuna360 View Post
Have you tried googling it?
you didnt read the body of the message did you?


kudos two cables on defeating the evil leecher!
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If you didn't want to help, then why did you waste your time posting a reply?
I was, but I just wanted to ask if you tried googling it first.

EDIT: I just assumed that that was a typo.
     
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If he was still connected to your router you could have some fun with him, but just having his MAC address really isn't of much help unless you know what network he normally resides on. He was likely using a fake MAC anyway if the leecher knows what he is doing.
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you didnt read the body of the message did you?


kudos two cables on defeating the evil leecher!
Thank you!


Quote:
Originally Posted by bigkahuna360 View Post
I was, but I just wanted to ask if you tried googling it first.
So then does mean you're going to help me?


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EDIT: I just assumed that that was a typo.
That what was a typo?
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post #8 of 55
Did someone use Aircrack-ng or something of the like to penetrate your security? O_O"

That's a pretty serious offense if so...
Is it something that happened at a set time like they came by and took it or was it at random times like they were doing it from their house or something?

I say use one of those programs that require information from the user post connection(I forget what the name of a popular one >_<) and use one it to see what information you can milk from them if they're stupid enough to actually input stuff.

Or set up a faux connection (router not being connected to anything) that they'll never actually be able to get on the internet with. Blacklisting their IP with MAC Authentication wouldn't work just as well.

Really sorry if i'm completely off-key on what you're asking...
And i'm not trying to present ideas based off of intelligence.
Just reminding you of thinks you probably already know of.
Edited by Ryleh - 10/26/11 at 3:57am
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If he was still connected to your router you could have some fun with him, but just having his MAC address really isn't of much help unless you know what network he normally resides on. He was likely using a fake MAC anyway if the leecher knows what he is doing.
Damn. Based on the way I had my security set up even before this, I'd say this person is truly an expert.
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Disable SSID broadcasting?
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