|In my initial post, I did not specify that the password I was |
accustomed to entering to change my router settings had
been changed initially when the Apple tech advised me how
to secure my router. I had changed admin to a specific
name I chose, and I had a password, quite a lengthy one,
actually. Also, there is only one computer that is wireless in the house. The rest are ethernet connected to DSL.
Andynet you mentioned youtube videos, and I went in last
night and watched one on hacking wireless internets, so I
understand a bit more how this might be done, and why WPA
is so much more difficult to crack. I think, after watching the
video my vulnerability was in my password, that I did not use
symbols and characters as part of my phrase. Even still,
the video indicated someone would have to have a
"dictionary" which I assumed is a kind of program that runs
through all the possible letter combinations, but I could be
After watching the video, it is hard to believe it was cracked.
It did take a year, though, if I gauge the problem to have
begun when my network problems began in January.