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Lots of unusual ARP Traffic

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#1 tsantos


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 06:01 PM

Make and model of computer: I bought parts and put the computer together.

*Let me know if you need the full list of parts I used.


How the computer is connected (wireless or wired): Wireless

Make and model of Router: Belkin N450 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router(support/help page for router on Belkin's website: http://www.belkin.com/us/support-article?articleNum=24890 )


Approximate Distance From the router the PC is if its a wireless connection: Approximately 5 feet

What type of internet you have (Dsl, Cable, T-1,etc..): Satellite


I was running wireshark and I noticed that there was a lot of ARP traffic on my home network at the time and I wanted to know why I am getting a lot of ARP traffic(specifically broadcasts) . This is a home network with about 4 other devices connected. It just seems like it's a lot and not normal. Please let me know if you need anymore information. Also, I attached two wireshark capture files in a zip folders. The first one is a a few days old the 2nd one is more recent.Thank you.


Attached File  ARP-traffic.zip   2.65KB   5 downloadsAttached File  MTB.txt   70.86KB   7 downloadsAttached File  ARP-traffic2.zip   2.89KB   6 downloads

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#2 ScathEnfys


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Posted 01 April 2016 - 11:04 PM

If you're worried about your network being compromised, change your wireless password.
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#3 Victor_Senior


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 09:52 AM

I don't think any solution could be better than changing the password. This way, only devices you want shall connect. Make it as much unhackable as possible.

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