[Chugalug] Brute force attacks on router… Maybe?

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 20:25:26 UTC 2013


Nick: It shouldn't be delayed like that though, it would be noticeable
instantly.

On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 3:22 PM, Nick Smith <nick at nicksmith.us> wrote:

> 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
> >> President
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> >> phil.sieg at seniortechllc.com
> >>
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> >>
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> >>
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> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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