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simple yes or no answer its for a verizon fios wireless router, I think someone is getting into my router. I have changed the password on it to hopefully stop it from happening but is their anything else I can do? maybe it has some kind of admin password if so how do I disable that so only the password that I have works? I am under administrator for my user name and password so maybe he using a different method to "hack it"
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Check the logs. It will tell you when the router was accessed.
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Check the logs. It will tell you when the router was accessed.
haha I just deleted them cause I was afraid he could see that remotely. I was looking throught it and it said I had changed the password and gave me the new user name and password so I deleted that so their was no trace of it LOL if it persist I will have to disable wireless :/ I even saved the current configurations of the router as a file on my of just incase I have to reset it
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ok whats up with this??? I was asleep at that time.

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post #5 of 11
Its not possible to get into the router without the password. But most people do know the default passwords for routers and can get in that way. All they have to do is connect to your wireless and enter the default username and password and they are in. You should either change the default password or encrypt your wireless signal with a WPA password. If you are really paranoid you can turn off the wireless, that will stop them definitely. If the wireless is turned off they can only get onto the router if they wire directly into it. If you turn off the wireless and you are still getting access logs, then either verizon is configuring your router or someone else in the house is.
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post #6 of 11
Assuming yours is the same as mine, you will probably want to tighten the noose. Set it up so you can only access it from specific MAC addresses (yours). Also, stop any programs that Verizon installed when you subscribed (they are not needed).

I have my router in the basement. I got a directional anenna and installed it pointing straight up, so you pretty much have to be in my house to use my wireless.
    
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post #7 of 11
If you disable wireless, and they're still changing your settings. Then it's not your router security you need to worry about.
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post #8 of 11
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Assuming yours is the same as mine, you will probably want to tighten the noose. Set it up so you can only access it from specific MAC addresses (yours). Also, stop any programs that Verizon installed when you subscribed (they are not needed).

I have my router in the basement. I got a directional anenna and installed it pointing straight up, so you pretty much have to be in my house to use my wireless.
can you please explain to me how to make it so my pc can only access it like you said with the mac address, or do you mean the wireless mac and wep encryption thing?
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post #9 of 11
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can you please explain to me how to make it so my pc can only access it like you said with the mac address, or do you mean the wireless mac and wep encryption thing?
Disable router broadcasting to prevent users from detecting your router.

There should be an option that allows you to set access by MAC id. Only PCs that you explicitly enter are able to access the router then.
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post #10 of 11
wireless mac access list. If you enable this and put only the mac of your network card in, then only your mac will be able to access the wireless. period. There IS however a way around this but its difficult. Its called macspoofing and its not that hard with the right software. Most people dont usually bother though.

Another few good steps:

enable wep
disable ssid broadcast
change the ssid
lower signal strength (your range wont be as far, thus, most likely not able to access out of your home)
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