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Hey guys, So i just got new internet installed yesterday (ruining along side existing one to try them out) and they were installed at around 4pm. Its a 55Mbps package.


Today I checked the usage counter on the company website and it says you used 23.6 GB of data, I double checked with my routers log and to confirm it says 23.8gig of data was used.

I streamed a netflix movie or two but nothing else was downloaded. I have a feeling someones on the network any way I can get to the bottom of this?

edit: using WPA2-PSK [AES]
Edited by cruisx - 1/26/13 at 9:42am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cruisx View Post

Hey guys, So i just got new internet installed yesterday (ruining along side existing one to try them out) and they were installed at around 4pm. Its a 55Mbps package.
Today I checked the usage counter on the company website and it says you used 23.6 GB of data, I double checked with my routers log and to confirm it says 23.8gig of data was used.

I streamed a netflix movie or two but nothing else was downloaded. I have a feeling someones on the network any way I can get to the bottom of this?

Check your DHCP client table. If anything's out of the norm there, peeps be up to no good.
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Check the router or modem, it should have logs of who's been on the network.

And Netflix when playing "HD" will use up to 2.3GB per hour.

Other than that, make sure the wireless is locked down. And don't use WEP, use WPA2/AES.
post #4 of 13
Do you have any sort of filtering on your wifi network? Passwords? MAC address filtering? Check your router logs if you keep them to see who has been using it, if you don't keep a log, or any of the above settings, now would be the time to start setting them thumb.gif

(You also might want to check for this...)


Edited by appleg33k85 - 1/26/13 at 10:17am
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Somewhere in your router should say all the devices that have connected to your router, check to see if something you don't recognize connected to it.
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Lock down your MAC filtering, any retard with Back Track and some basic knowledge can crack wireless encryption.
    
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Lock down your MAC filtering, any retard with Back Track and some basic knowledge can crack wireless encryption.
Any retard with BackTrack can also clone a MAC address.

WPA(2) are extremely strong if the key length is decent, >12 characters. I have > 15 on all my APs just to be sure. I'm pretty sure rainbow tables begin to become too disk space intensive after 12 characters so it's a good rule of thumb.

But OP definitely check your DHCP logs. As a precaution I'd change your password just to stay on the safe side.
post #8 of 13
Change all your routers passwords.

Password should have uppercase and lower case letters, as well as numbers.
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Just a BIG FACT to put out there, Netflix will take a crap load of bandwidth on HD streaming which is probably what you had. My brother has comcast and has always had a problem with netflix taking a crap load of bandwidth on his xbox. He had to change the streaming settings to standard def, just sayin, netflix HD streaming will use ALOT of bandwidth.
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post #10 of 13
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Any retard with BackTrack can also clone a MAC address.

WPA(2) are extremely strong if the key length is decent, >12 characters. I have > 15 on all my APs just to be sure. I'm pretty sure rainbow tables begin to become too disk space intensive after 12 characters so it's a good rule of thumb.

But OP definitely check your DHCP logs. As a precaution I'd change your password just to stay on the safe side.

Most people who I have encountered that have a small understanding of backtrack dont get the concept of cloning a MAC or what the program is truly meant for. Most of the time it seems to be used to just get free internet from neighbors who also dosnt use MAC Filter. Setting up a MAC filter is always a good idea anyways.
    
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