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    Has my wireless been hacked?

    This is a discussion on Has my wireless been hacked? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi all, Last night at about 9,30pm I happened to check my past results on the site Speedtest.net - The ...

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      Has my wireless been hacked?

      Hi all,
      Last night at about 9,30pm I happened to check my past results on the site Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test. Normally I use Paris and get a figure (off the LAN computers) of about 14 Mb/s but last night their was an entry made to Dublin that recorded less than 6 Mb/s. I absolutely know that nobody in this house used that site last night.
      I've changed my default WPA-PSK password from sky's and turned it off, just for now. I know it seems impossible that I've been hacked but can't see how this could have happened otherwise?
      Any ideas folks?
      Regards,
      Graham


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      Re: Has my wireless been hacked?

      If you are concerned about being hacked and you are sure that your pc hasn't got any malware on it, you can add an extra layer of wi-fi security.

      Go to wireless settings then hit the setup access list button, here you can add the MAC addresses (not to be confused with MAC codes when swapping ISP) of each wireless device and assign it a name. When you turn it on the only things that can use your router wirelessly is what is on that list.

      To get the MAC addresses turn on your wireless devices and go to the Attached devices page under Maintence and it will show you what attached devices are on and what their MAC address is.

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      Re: Has my wireless been hacked?

      Did you check the IP address of the Dublin entry? If your were running with WPA security, it is doubtful you have been hacked. It is more likely to be a glitch in the testers data base. UA's suggestion to use MAC barring is a good one, I always use it

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      Re: Has my wireless been hacked?

      Speedtest.net assumes that any connection on the same IP address came from the same user. If your connection lost sync completely, and your router had to log you back into Sky's network, chances are you'll end up with a different IP address, one which will have been used by someone else before your router grabbed it.

      This is the most likely explanation, assuming you're using WPA security on your wireless network with a genuinely difficult-to-guess password.

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      Re: Has my wireless been hacked?

      Thaks folks,
      Yes, the IP address was from Sky. Will do the MAC address.
      Many thanks again to you all,
      Graham

     

     

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