[Chugalug] Brute force attacks on router… Maybe?
Alex Smith (K4RNT)
shadowhunter at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 23:34:08 UTC 2013
Agreed, do a site survey to rule out problems with your wi-fi. A good
tool to start is "Wi-Fi Analyzer" on Android, will give you a readout
on what wi-fi networks are using which frequency channels, and
depending on what's giving you probably, may want to check out the
wi-fi spectrum analyzer from MetaGeek, I've been wanting to get one of
these to add to my arsenal for wi-fi site surveys, but they're just a
little out of my price range, something I'd have to save up for.
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
>>> 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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