Netgear wireless remote management

April 7, 2009 at 08:19:23
Specs: Macintosh
Lately, I've been unable to wirelessly access my
Netgear settings (used to enter
Through ethernet, I logged into my Netgear wireless
router, and I noticed two differences. One, I no longer
have to enter my password to change settings, and I
noticed the "remote management" access has been
specified to a computer recognized by
Can anyone help me understand how this change
could have been made on my router, and also what
kind of number this is?

Thanks, Hannah

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April 9, 2009 at 22:35:05
I'm pretty sure that means that somone else is using your wireless internet and you probably forgot to change the defaul password which is usually something along the lines of


is probably (i'm not eactly sure since i use verizon's router) the external ip address of somone else's computer (unless of course its your cpu because your kids were playing around).

General Information about the ip address

ISP: Comcast Cable
Organization: Comcast Cable
Proxy: None detected
Type: Cable/DSL

Geo-Location Information

Country: United States
State/Region: FL
City: Debary
Latitude: 28.8939
Longitude: -81.3194
Area Code: 386

Solution? Change your password and remove the ip address?

This is my opinion

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April 10, 2009 at 06:11:40
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.

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