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How to know if your wifi network is being intruded


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#1 sheen25

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 04:59 PM

Any tips to know if it has been intruded? How about tips to avoid one?



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#2 Wand3r3r

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 05:16 PM

You would review your routers attached devices screen for devices you are unfamiliar with.

Proper security prevents intruder access.  Tons on the net about this if you google it.



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 05:50 PM

You could probably run some sort of software (e.g. SoftPerfect's Wifi Guard) that will regularly scan your network and alert you if there are intruders.  Depending on the capabilities of your router, you might also look at the router's logs to see if there was any suspicious activity.  Further, if you own a router that can be flashed with 3rd party firmware, it will greatly extends its capabilities and make monitoring your network easier.



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 06:12 PM

You would review your routers attached devices screen for devices you are unfamiliar with.

Proper security prevents intruder access.  Tons on the net about this if you google it.

How do I do this review? I am totally clueless.



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 06:13 PM

You could probably run some sort of software (e.g. SoftPerfect's Wifi Guard) that will regularly scan your network and alert you if there are intruders.  Depending on the capabilities of your router, you might also look at the router's logs to see if there was any suspicious activity.  Further, if you own a router that can be flashed with 3rd party firmware, it will greatly extends its capabilities and make monitoring your network easier.

About router's logs.. how do I get a log, I mean where?



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 07:22 PM

To begin with, are you using a router?  What is the make and model?  Have you read the user manual?  Do you know what it is capable of?






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