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September 23, 2013 7:37:28 AM

Hi, is there a way through which i can disable devices connected on my network. I have set up the WPA password and keep changing it from time to time. But i keep getting hacked by my neighbors, password change is only a temporary solution. I can locate the intruders by pinging there machines but cannot stop them, can somebody help me?

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September 23, 2013 7:41:08 AM

How are they hacking in through the WPA?

1. Use WPA2
2. MAC address filtering
3. Static IP addresses for your devices
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September 23, 2013 7:56:01 AM

As said above, have a fixed MAC address list, pretty much the best way to block unwanted people.
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September 23, 2013 9:02:31 AM

Well..MAC addresses CAN be cloned/changed. But it is a good part of defense in depth.
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September 24, 2013 4:35:01 AM

USAFRet said:
How are they hacking in through the WPA?

1. Use WPA2
2. MAC address filtering
3. Static IP addresses for your devices


Sorry the authentication is WPA-PSK with the TKIP encryption. I dont know how they do it though
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September 24, 2013 4:58:32 AM

So lets assume you have a passcode that is 8 characters or more and contains a number or better yet a symbol. It is pretty much uncrackable.

The large hole they made though is called WPS. That can be cracked in about 10hrs and once it is cracked you are screwed since you cannot change the code. The vast majority of routers now have the ability to turn off WPS. You really should never use WPS but sometime you have no option. You want to only enable it for the short period you are using it.

If you cannot avoid it them I would try to use parental controls in the router if it has them and only allow your IP addresses to do anything.
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