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WiFi being hacked?


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#1 deken

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 05:24 PM

For the past couple of weeks my internet has often become unstable (lower download/upload speeds and when pinging google many packes lost). First I thought the ISP is throttling, but today I saw something strange in my Network "folder":

 

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Note that GX5 is my PC name, and it is connected to the internet via my Android phone's WiFi hotspot.

But that wireless router is something new. Shortly after I discovered that thing it disappeared, but it came back after some 10 minutes so I managed to get it on screenshot. For now I have switched to USB tethering just in case. I very rarely look in the Network folder so I have no idea if that router only showed up today or has been there for weeks.

 

I went to find the manufacturer of my phone's wireless adapter and it seems to be Broadcom not TP-LINK. My PC's WiFi adapter is from Qualcomm. Then I checked what Google has to say about TL-WR741ND and found this:

 

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No such thing exists in my appartment.

 

Am I being hacked?

 

 

I have Windows 10


Edited by deken, 19 February 2016 - 05:34 PM.


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#2 Agouti

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 05:45 PM

Have you ever connect to another network on this computer?  Probably a network that is in range (and possibly unlocked) from your apartment?



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Posted 19 February 2016 - 06:53 PM

The other networks I have connected to are far out of range (public access points in library, etc). Also I have never shared my connection with anyone around here (at least not willingly, and as far as I know).



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Posted 19 February 2016 - 07:06 PM

The other networks I have connected to are far out of range (public access points in library, etc).

That's strange.  If none of the access points you have ever connected to are in reach now then I have no other explanation to offer.






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