Solved Someone is hacking my hotspot how do I find out who they are

November 25, 2013 at 06:41:54
Specs: windows8
I have a sierra wireless that is being hacked is there a way to get the hacker's ip ,
Address?

On my hotspot it says a user must disconnect before l can connect yet it also shows o users connected
id love to trace them n mess with them .they r using
Up my data time

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November 25, 2013 at 15:42:31
I would most certainly ensure to have mac filtering invoked; allow "only" the mac addresses "you" use to connect.

Do not broadcast the SSID for your router; but do know what it is - obviously…

Ensure you use a serious level/form of encryption for the router password. And again - ensure you know what it is and have a record of it in a couple of places… (just in-case you need to know it at some future date).

And as CurtR suggests - perhaps have a chat with your isp support team; just -in-case there is "something amiss" with your service/connection...



#1
November 25, 2013 at 07:17:14
This is not possible. When someone accesses your network they are assigned a private IP address by your router. Such an IP address is untraceable by any method. The only public IP address involved is yours.

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#2
November 25, 2013 at 07:23:59
The best answer is to secure your wireless network so that other users can't use it. Turn on encryption and enable MAC filtering so that only authorized computers can access the network.

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#3
November 25, 2013 at 07:50:03
I'm not convinced you're being hacked.

On my hotspot it says a user must disconnect before l can connect yet it also shows o users connected

I would recommend you start by contacting your ISP's support line and have them help you. I suspect you probably have a configuration issue.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#4
November 25, 2013 at 14:06:19
Even if they are hacking you, then "messing with them" is not a good idea. Suppose they happen to know a lot more about it than you do? They would be in a splendid position to retaliate with far worse.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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November 25, 2013 at 15:42:31
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I would most certainly ensure to have mac filtering invoked; allow "only" the mac addresses "you" use to connect.

Do not broadcast the SSID for your router; but do know what it is - obviously…

Ensure you use a serious level/form of encryption for the router password. And again - ensure you know what it is and have a record of it in a couple of places… (just in-case you need to know it at some future date).

And as CurtR suggests - perhaps have a chat with your isp support team; just -in-case there is "something amiss" with your service/connection...


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#6
November 25, 2013 at 15:51:17
If you are getting hacked then your encryption level must be poor (WEP maybe). You need to jack it up to WPA2 with a robust Wireless key.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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