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#1 E-Chen

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 05:03 AM

A message popped up on my Andoid phone that someone was hacking my home network so I changed the WiFi password on the Router and then the SSID, and, in addition, stopping the broadcast of the SSID at that point.

The new SSID is accessible with the new password but the old SSID still seeme to be available.

The network is from a Netgear N300 Router and extended by TP Link AV600 Powerline units.

I cannot seem to find where the old SSID is coming from. The WiFi signal for the old SSID seems to better in the room where the TP Link WiFi unit is the main signal source.

Has anyone got any ideas how I can remedy this?



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 07:35 AM

I'm not sure this is the problem but did you clone the extender from the Netgear? Reset the Extenders and setup again.

 

http://static.tp-link.com/TL-WPA4226%20KIT%20(UK)_V1.2_Quick%20Installation%20Guide.pdf



#3 jwoods301

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 01:54 AM

Turning off SSID is not actually a strong security measure...

 

I would suggest reviewing the following checklist and then test your router for open ports.

 

 

Router security checklist -

http://routersecurity.org/checklist.php


Test for open ports -

Shields UP! -

https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

SG Security Scan -

http://www.speedguide.net/scan.php



#4 Wand3r3r

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:11 PM

Unless you know the source of the message saying your network was being hacked the message was bogus most likely relating to a web ad download trying to sell you AV software [or hacker software to get into your system - click on the link and all your problems will be solved]

Edited by Wand3r3r, 16 July 2017 - 11:12 PM.


#5 E-Chen

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 01:18 AM

Thank you for all the responses.

JohnC_21

I reset everything using the TP-Link Utility and found how to rename the network and remove the old SSID - took me almost all day but I got there in the end............................

 

jwoods301

I ran the security checks suggested and there were no issues reported

 

Wand3r3r

Having run the checks as above I'm inclined to think that this was just "panicware" trying to sell me some protection. There are two PCs and three androids that use the network, all with the same firewall and AV protectionbut, only one came up with this message,

 

Thanks again to all - problem solved.






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