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    How to turn off wireless access on d-link router?

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      How to turn off wireless access on d-link router?

      Hi, sorry if this is a daft question - I'm a newbie here. i HAVE THE D-LINK (think it is DSL-2640 - but it doesn't even tell you on the box!)
      Someone has been hacking into my wireless network and changing things on my computer, then emailing back boasting about it. I wanted to change the network key, but when I logged into the router, I found that I don't seem to be able to change anything. I wondered if I could turn off the wireless access, as I only have one computer and can just use it via the wire. I've installed a better firewall and hope that it might improve things. It just strikes me as dumb to have everything locked down so you can't change the key when you've been hacked.

      So - am I missing something? Is it possible to turn off wireless access or change the key or other security settings? Thanks.


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      Re: How to turn off wireless access on d-link router?

      Firstly, if any harm has been done and you are able to identify the individual, do contact the local Police. The person who has hacked your WiFi has broken several laws.

      In case the individual has made any unsuitable changes to your router, whilst the power is on, press and hold the 'Reset' button on the rear of it for 10 seconds. This will wipe any customised settings.

      Connect to your router via an Ethernet cable if you haven't already.

      Next, log in to the router, navigate to the following pages and change the things listed:

      Maintenance --> Password

      Change the router's log in password and click 'Apply'. The old one was 'sky' and is common to all Sky routers.

      You will be asked to sign in again after this and put in the new password.

      Setup

      Change your SSID from the default 'SKY12345' to something else. Do not use you family name or house number or any other specific clue to who you are. One of my neighbours has name his WiFi after the classic motor vehicle that he has. I guess we all know who that is and if someone wanted, they could easily target his home.

      Scroll down and you will see the heading 'Wireless Access Point'. If you untick the 'Enable Wireless Access Point' box, this will disable the WiFi. Should you want the WiFi enabled again, this is where to do it.

      Scroll down a little further and you will see the heading 'Security Options'. Select either 'WPA2-PSK (AES)' or 'WPA/WPA2-PSK (Mixed mode). Do not use WEP, this is easy to crack.

      Scroll down further still and set your own 'Network Key'. Make a note of this for your benefit.

      Finally click 'Apply' at the bottom of the page.

      Maintenance --> Backup Settings

      Select the option to save your settings to your computer.

      That will all make things a little more difficult for the intruder, but not entirely impregnable.

      If you use HomePlugs or PowerLine adapters, check the instructions that came with them and ensure that you have synchronised them to each other. Some are open and should a neighbour have one, he/she can easily get to your LAN by mistake at first. Anything after that is once more illegal.

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      Re: How to turn off wireless access on d-link router?

      Just in case this individual has changed anything in your router, reset it by pushing a pin into the little hole on the rear. Hold it there for 10secs or until the lights flash. This will return it to the same state as you got it.

      When you have done that follow Scubbies advice and in addition untick where it says broadcast SSID.

      It is important to remember that if you have to reset your router at any time in the future, the wireless will be enabled with the default network key. So it must be disabled again.

      then emailing back boasting about it
      If this person has emailed you, unless they are very clever, they have left you their email address, either in as the sender or in the email header. If they are using an ISP address, eg, @btinternet.com, @sky.com, report them to their ISP.

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      Re: How to turn off wireless access on d-link router?

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      If this person has emailed you, unless they are very clever, they have left you their email address, either in as the sender or in the email header. If they are using an ISP address, eg, @btinternet.com, @sky.com, report them to their ISP.
      Just thinking about this a little...

      Of course the ISP would shown as Sky if they were connected to your router at the time, so be careful before jumping to any conclusion here.

      As for proving that they were connected to your computer, there is a fake page I have seen occasionally where someone had managed to display the contents of my computer on a web page. It would be very simple to include the same coding in an email. If this is the evidence, then it is probably fake.

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      Re: How to turn off wireless access on d-link router?

      Of course the ISP would shown as Sky if they were connected to your router at the time, so be careful before jumping to any conclusion here.
      That's true Scubbie, but unless they had the email username and password, they would not be able to send using your account. I think if they faked it the true addy would appear in the email header.

      The OP should check that Remote Management is not turned on in his router. That is probably the first thing a home router hacker would do.
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