Solved Prevent WiFi Hoe users from piggybacking on my router

October 9, 2015 at 09:28:13
Specs: Windows XP
some people is using my Wi-Fi Hoe to block them i hav wpa 2(tmik) how to block them plz help me i want to block them at any cost i have many videos in YouTube its showing some thing like mac but i cant find MAC in my digisol DG-BG4100NU router page so plz help in detail with steps

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October 9, 2015 at 15:06:22
Change your passphrase & don't share it. And make it a difficult one.

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October 9, 2015 at 18:20:12
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mac in a router's wifi section is referring the actual "address" of each device connecting to a/your router. mac = media access control.

Each wifi device has a unique one, likewise any ethernet adapter too.

In a router's wifi security section there is an option to enable "mac filtering". It allows two options when enabled: allow "only" the mac addresses listed to access the wifi; disallow those listed. Other option is mac filtering is "off".

It allows a tighter control over who can access/use the wifi. A different SSID to the default is useful, as is an access key (often incorrectly called a password) that is different to the default one, will also help restrict/control access.

If using mac control option you need to know the individual mac address for each device you will allow to access/connect.

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October 9, 2015 at 18:56:56
Kick everybody off the WIFI before you change the password, Otherwise the password can be captured on the users device.

MAC filtering is useless if you have a tech savvy pirates in your neighborhood.
A strong password with special characters (/.,<>?!#$%^&) is a much better solution

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October 9, 2015 at 19:37:54
I would also recommend changing the network name and passcode using one with mixed letters, capitol letters, numbers and possibly symbols. Disable the Wifi temporarily and log in using a Cat5 cable to do the set up changes, then reenable the Wifi and you will appear as a brand new network that will be difficult for others to access but you can still use any device you want to without bothering with MAC addresses. You can also disable broadcasting the network SSID so the network will be invisible to all, but you will have to manually enter your network 'name' as well as the passcode in order to gain access yourself. This it would seem annoying to me but it will be more secure if that is what you want.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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October 9, 2015 at 19:47:34
in passwords... substitue vowels with either or letters and/or numbers; also use a capital or two as well...

mac filtering alone isn't very secure if using the default SSID and/or access key. But for a typcal domestic scene it's often worth to invoke regardless; backed up by a strong access-key.

Changing the SSID starts to tighten things a little as long as you don't tell others (not allowed to use your wifi) what the new SSID is... Remember too to keep a hard copy record of the changes you make; and even email them to yourself. Leave a copy of the email on the mail server (saved messages folder?) so you have a record accessible by you alone from anywhere. A sort of free cloud storage...

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