[Chugalug] Brute force attacks on router… Maybe?

Nick Smith nick at nicksmith.us
Thu Feb 28 20:22:22 UTC 2013

Have you tried changing the wireless channel the AP is operating on?
With that many networks in range there might be some overlap
interfering with the signal maybe?

Just a guess.

On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 3:17 PM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Time to start watching what is connecting, best thing to do is see if you
> can get the client list of what is connected via MAC addresses and look for
> repeat MAC addresses of devices you don't own.
> What security are you running?
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 3:12 PM, Phil Sieg <phil.sieg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ok gang I need some help here... Dave Brockman weigh in if you have time.
>> I have a wireless network at the office that will not behave. I always run
>> my wireless routers as AP only with no DHCP. PfSense is doing all the heavy
>> lifting.
>> I have replaced the router at the office with 4 different brands in the
>> last 8 months. Currently a Cisco/linksys product. Was fine until yesterday
>> then started acting up in similar ways to the last 3 units. Some of my
>> connected computers just disconnect and will NOT maintain a connection
>> unless I reboot the router. Add to that the the admin web-gui is not
>> accessible unless I reboot.
>> Some routers were running factory firmware, some had DDWRT.
>> I know the amount of information I am giving you is light, just wondered
>> if anybody either had a good idea of what it might be due to prior's, or
>> that I am getting brute-forced repeatedly because it is a target rich
>> environment (20+ wireless networks) or is it the proliferation of wireless
>> that is gimping things up?
>> Hello.... Bueller?    Bueller?
>> Phil Sieg
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