neighbor hacking my netgear WGR614 router

Netgear Wgr614 wireless broadband router
September 18, 2010 at 07:06:07
Specs: Windows 7, 3gb
first I noticed an attempted DOS attack, on my new set up, I had just gotten the wireless installed a few days prior. Bought the cheap netgear router thinking the "friends"
that are staying here in their 5th wheel wouldn't hack into it. Then I start noticing a log for times I was not on my computer, Adapted my mac address to get in I would think because I did not have the router secure enough. It was broadcasting the name (I changed that) and under properties still shows all users, network type:access point. and I can click to show characters for the password , Wlan is enabled. Of course last night when I printed logs and showed them that they need to stop using my bandwidth. (I think she must have been downloading movies because my download usage jumped a whole lot overnight and I had not downloaded anything for days), so it needs to stop otherwise my whole set up will not only cost more but slow down if I exceed the FAP. She tried to say she must have connected by mistake....B@#@$ can not happen. I know very little about wireless. do I need to re install the router and change the entire set up, I tried changing passwords but it is still happening.

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September 18, 2010 at 07:56:15
Use the highest level of WPA protection your router can handle, and pick a better password.

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September 24, 2010 at 10:52:22
I see that someone else suggested going through the security settings on your router and enabling the highest level of password and encryption which is always a good idea.

You mentioned the fact that your logs show that a neighbor is abusing your router and sucking on your bandwidth, I'm curious to know whether that was enough -- mentioning it -- to motivate the neighbor to refrain from doing so any longer.

The fact that you informed the individual(s) that you're aware they accessed your bandwidth should, I would expect, drive them to refrain at least for a little while. }:-}

Did informing them help? Did you set highest encryption?

Also there are open-sourced products that typically run under Linux which cracks WAP and others, products such as Air Snort. Do you know if your neighbor(s) utilize Linux?

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