someone is stalking me online through my mac

July 16, 2011 at 01:43:30
Specs: Windows Vista, core 2 duo 4 gig ram
I have reason to believe someone is stalking me through my wifi connection. Most likely through my mac address is there someway i can change my mac address so that i can get rid of my stalker?

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#1
July 16, 2011 at 04:46:47
If someone is stalking you it is very unlikely to be through you MAC address,. The only way someone could stalk you though your MAC address is if they were on the same Local Area Network as you are and the only MAC address they would know is that of the router which in itself is pretty useless.

If someone is connecting to your wi-fil improperly simply change the connection password, that is assuming you have one configured. The only part a MAC address would play is if you were to implement MAD address filtering and that only allows computers with authorised MAC addresses to connect.

What makes you think you are being stalked?

Stuart


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#2
July 17, 2011 at 05:18:56
no my mac address for my wifi card is plainly broadcasted anyone with another computer that has a wireless card can obtain that mac address with any sort of wi-fi tool that looks for internet connections (I.E. inSSIDer, or other wireless like dell dwlan utility.) Router logs usually log mac addresses of all machines that connect to it, very much like a fingerprint..

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#3
July 17, 2011 at 06:56:00
So configure you wireless router so that no unauthorised persons can connect to it.

Disable SSID broadcast, implement a strong password and configure MAC filtering. The manual will show you how to do all these things .

Most wireless routers have facilities to deter anyone except the most determined of hackers with considerable knowledge and the right equipment.

Stuart


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#4
July 17, 2011 at 09:11:45
you are misunderstanding me it is not a router that i am having problems with, it is a wlan 1395 wireless card manufactured by broadcom it is a standard issue wifi card used in laptops, i keep telling you its a wifi card not a router. I hope this clarifies the issue

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#5
July 17, 2011 at 09:32:14
"I have reason to believe someone is stalking me through my wifi connection"

Lets start with why you believe the above. How did you arrive to this conclusion and what makes you think its your wifi card related?

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#6
July 17, 2011 at 10:16:28
i keep telling you its a wifi card not a router.


Irrelevant! Wi-fi security is configured in the router, not the wireless card in the computer. All you can do with a wireless card is configure it to connect to a wireless router.

As I said earlier, the only people that can get to see the MAC addresses you wi-fi card are those that are connected to the same Local Area Network as you are. That is someone that has the an IP address identical to yours except for the last group of digits.

Stuart


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#7
July 17, 2011 at 11:04:32
Well if i had my own router this would be helpful i understand your previous post better perhaps i should have told you that i don't have my own router i use wifi hotspots to link to my internet these are unsecured areas where anybody can connect. If nothing else the owner of the establishment knows my mac, perhaps its some other way they are doing though i just wish i knew what it was . . .

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#8
July 17, 2011 at 12:19:25
zzzzisleep you still have not said WHAT is happening.

You appear hung up on your mac address. It has nothing to do with nothing in your case. You don't hack someone thru their mac address.

But we don't even know what it is you are concerned about. Might want to share that piece of info some time if you want to go anywhere with this issue.

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#9
July 17, 2011 at 12:23:14
That's makes a whole lot of difference. You are dependant on the owner of the hotspot for security All you can do is to make sure that anyone getting access to you computer does not get access to sensitive information.

Which brings us back to the original question.

What makes you think you are being stalked?.

Stuart


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#10
July 17, 2011 at 14:02:45
Another thing for protection could just be simply turning on Windows Firewall if it isn't already.

I don't get how you could be stalked with your internet browsing unless if someone somehow hacked into the browser history itself.

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