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#1 gottagofast123

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 04:53 AM

I thought a wifi password was enough security, but when visiting my parent's house and having them complain about slow internet all the time, I decided to look into it.

I've never seen so many unknown devices on a network and I'm unsure on how to go about resolving it. Clearing and refreshing the device list as well as changing the wifi password didn't seem to do anything. Ideas???

 

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 05:37 AM

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The list show that most devices connected using Ethernet cable not Wireless!


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Posted 28 June 2016 - 09:05 AM

The other thing i see looking up mac addresses it looks like you have Samsung, Apple, Intel, Chiconey, Netgear, Lighton, Azurewave. that is just in the first ten or so.

 

So possible that at one point in time you had apple tv, blueray players, a couple of routers, camera. maybe a computer or two.  atnt seems to keep all these things in the list. Does the scan button refresh the list?

 

If it were my call i would connect to the network with my phone and do a fing scan and see what is active right now / a comparable network scan from a computer.



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Posted 28 June 2016 - 03:09 PM

The other thing i see looking up mac addresses it looks like you have Samsung, Apple, Intel, Chiconey, Netgear, Lighton, Azurewave. that is just in the first ten or so.

 

So possible that at one point in time you had apple tv, blueray players, a couple of routers, camera. maybe a computer or two.  atnt seems to keep all these things in the list. Does the scan button refresh the list?

 

If it were my call i would connect to the network with my phone and do a fing scan and see what is active right now / a comparable network scan from a computer.

None of those devices are in this house... The only thing I can find Is the chrome cast plugged into the back of the TV, but that one is broadcasting its own SSID. Its weird that they all say ethernet, because the only things plugged into the router is a power chord and a phone line. My laptop is currently listed as ethernet and off which is strange too as I'm on wireless.

 

The router device list has a "clear list" and "scan for devices" clearing leaves it empty and scanning pulls up all the devices again.



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Posted 28 June 2016 - 08:00 PM

Aliens man, sounds like aliens.

Anyway on  lighter note, have you updated the firmware on the device mate>?

Im guessing they are cached devices and im also guessing that someone has been scanning the wireless network looking to access it and using fake MAC addersses to get around authentication lockouts.

Update firmware is possible, disable UPnP as well, thats been known to assist with exploitation.






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