intruder alerts

Netgear Wgt624 wireless 802.11g 108 mbps...
November 25, 2009 at 11:27:55
Specs: Windows Vista
I keep getting Intruder Alerts from IP or others ending in .5 or .6. All I have is a desk top and a lap top. I have set the parameters according to NetGear instructions to keep intruders out. What are these IP addresses? Should I be concerned about someone hacking my network or is this normal for routers?

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November 25, 2009 at 17:11:52
I assume you're connected wirelessly.
I furthermore assume your wireless router is not encrypted and not MAC address filters are set.
So your wireless router is open for everyone in your environment. Everyone can connect to it, gets a valid ip address and can see all computers connected to your network.

This is a big problem, but can be solved by configuring the wireless router to use encryption (WPA, WPA2, WEP) and configure MAC address filter, so that only your computers are allowed to connect to your router wirelessly.

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November 26, 2009 at 04:47:54
I did set up the WEP encryption. I know it worked because I had to reset my daughters Touch Ipod so she could access ITunes. I'll do it again and check the parameters just to make sure. Any other ideas?

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