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Old 12-29-2012, 12:56 AM   #1
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i know, i know it's been a while, but my family has a wifi problem: there is during the day at least 2-3 unknown computers on our router. I have logged into the wifi router admin page, and found 2-3 extra devices all computers, well tomorrow, I'm going to find the MAC addresses of our devices that don't have a name; 2 android netbooks, an ipod touch, 2 computers, a blueray player, and my original xbox, of those devices, I know the ip addresses of the xbox, my computer and dads computer. well I want to know is it possible to find a certain IP or MAC, like to physically find the device? maybe with a linux laptop?
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:05 AM   #2
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I don't think so this is possible. But you can find out the vendor of the device using this:

MAC_Find: Vendor/Ethernet/Bluetooth MAC Address Lookup and Search

The wifi users must be someone in the neighbourhood so you may get who has that device or something.. I am not so expert in this field but just know this thing which may help you.. Other members may get you with some more useful information..
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:09 AM   #3
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thanks? this might help id-ing the our devices.
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and adding to it.. you may be knowing this.. you can use mac filter to secure your wifi..
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:15 AM   #5
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What kind of security settings does your router have?
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ok pluged the MAC of an unknown device and it came up with an abocom device, we don't have any devices of that brand. thanks, but doI go around the area asking if the neighbours have that brand of router?
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haven't a clue
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Instead I suggest you to change your security so no one can use your wifi.. And as I said I am not so expert in this.. As I have never used wifi but have configured many routers of some friends.. so other members will surely help you..
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how would I go about doing that? does the "delete device" button do that?
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you should find the security settings in the admin page of router.. I think your wifi is open.. does it require a key to connect to it??
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:27 AM   #11
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yes, it does

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but not to access the admin page
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The admin page doesn't asks username and password??
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uh, no. I just entered the IP into the browser. but I'm not going to mess with the security settings, yet
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Your security is quite weak.. anyone can access the admin page and use your router.. change them make them strong enough..

and I have heard this for first time that the admin page doesn't asks username and password.. so I don't know actually how to create them.. other members may help..
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What is the brand of your router?
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its a westell.

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do you mean non-existent? haha
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Here is a link that will show you how to change you password to access the admin page How to Change the Password to a Westell Router | eHow.com
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thanks I'll have to do that tomorrow.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:56 AM   #19
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Ok then let us know how you go with it..
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Here is a link to set up wireless encryption.
How to Secure Your Wireless Network | PCWorld

WPA is the one you should use and if you want extra security set up the router to allow only the MAC address of your computers in the household.

Also give your router a strong password as a hacker would most likely hack the generic default one installed, as they can change the settings.
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