Sign in to follow this  

Has my WiFi been hacked?

Recommended Posts

Mockingbird    2,052

My internet connection (wired connection) constantly drops and now it keeps showing this screen. I do NOT have a any amped wireless high power range extender smart repeater.

Did someone hacked my WiFi?

ioqgx0.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+The Evil Overlord    17,454

What router are you using? Is it an amped?

Do you use strkng gibberish passwords?

Are there any wireless devices connecting to it that you don't recognise as one of yours?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
StarkWiz    12

It could be that there is another wireless network with the same name.

Access your router web page and check the wireless network name/ssid (try changing this) , security (Should be WPA/WPA2 for better security. WEP can be cracked), change passphrase.

Use network cable to connect to your router if its not accessible.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mockingbird    2,052

What router are you using? Is it an amped?

Do you use strkng gibberish passwords?

Are there any wireless devices connecting to it that you don't recognise as one of yours?

I have the Actiontec MI424WR from Verizon and that's it.

The password is something random that came with the modem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Klownicle    64

In the address bar, I do not see a internal IP which says this is a webpage. DO you see this when you open up chrome first?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mockingbird    2,052

In the address bar, I do not see a internal IP which says this is a webpage. DO you see this when you open up chrome first?

If I type in anything (google.com, bing.com, wikipedia.org, etc.) this page randomly shows up. This happens on all the browsers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Brandon H    1,451

If I type in anything (google.com, bing.com, wikipedia.org, etc.) this page randomly shows up. This happens on all the browsers.

that sounds more like it might be a virus to me then

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mockingbird    2,052

It could be that there is another wireless network with the same name.

Access your router web page and check the wireless network name/ssid (try changing this) , security (Should be WPA/WPA2 for better security. WEP can be cracked), change passphrase.

Use network cable to connect to your router if its not accessible.

I just changed it to WPA2.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The_Decryptor    1,105

Are you sure you haven't just connected to somebody elses network? I seriously doubt a hacker replaced your wireless router while you weren't looking.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Karl L.    275

If your router is the generic one Verizon issued you, it's likely that you are vulnerable to WPS attacks - even if you were using WPA2 PSK-AES encryption. However even if someone has unauthorized access to your network and chose to connect via another access point (in client bridge or repeater bridge mode), the fact that you are seeing that page means he misconfigured something; so his technical sophistication is likely not all that good. Assuming there is nothing wrong with the DNS resolution on your computer - which there does not seem to be any indication of - running a traceroute and/or checking your router's connection logs for unknown devices should prove whether or not you have an intruder.

Edit:

I just changed it to WPA2.

Do you still have the same problem?

Edit 2:

It is also possible that someone is running another DHCP server on your network, and you are picking up alternate DNS settings from that. Once again, I have no idea why someone would do that (especially by redirecting to such a blatant router configuration page) besides misconfiguration.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mockingbird    2,052

Are you sure you haven't just connected to somebody elses network? I seriously doubt a hacker replaced your wireless router while you weren't looking.

Yes. My computer is using a wired connection to the modem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The_Decryptor    1,105

Yes. My computer is using a wired connection to the modem.

Do you have a wifi card in your computer then? Or is your router setup (for whatever reason) to connect to an upstream router over wifi?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mockingbird    2,052

Apparently the range extender is this thing: http://www.ampedwireless.com/products/sr10000.html

Do you still have the same problem?

Not so far, but it has only been 20 minutes.

Do you have a wifi card in your computer then? Or is your router setup (for whatever reason) to connect to an upstream router over wifi?

Not on this computer. It's wired only.

It is also possible that someone is running another DHCP server on your network, and you are picking up alternate DNS settings from that. Once again, I have no idea why someone would do that (especially by redirecting to such a blatant router configuration page) besides misconfiguration.

FIOS was down for the whole neighborhood a few weeks ago and some Verizon technician has to come and fix it. Not sure if that has to do with anything.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
StarkWiz    12

If the security was WEP then someone might have probably cracked your wep password and might have used the amped wireless range extender to connect to your wifi.

If it was open then there is no need to crack at all.

I am quite unsure why amped page might have shown up though because it shouldn't automatically unless you are connected to the range extender instead of your wifi.

It can depend on your DNS maybe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mockingbird    2,052

If the security was WEP then someone might have probably cracked your wep password and might have used the amped wireless range extender to connect to your wifi.

If it was open then there is no need to crack at all.

I am quite unsure why amped page might have shown up though because it shouldn't automatically unless you are connected to the range extender instead of your wifi.

It can depend on your DNS maybe.

The guy from Verizon factory reset my router a few weeks ago (the security default is WEP) and I forget to switch it back to WPA2 (facepalm)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
StarkWiz    12

The ISP guys dont care about security they only know to factory default.

If you are using a generic wifi name used by Verizon, I would advise you to change the same.

I hope its fixed now ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mockingbird    2,052

The ISP guys dont care about security they only know to factory default.

If you are using a generic wifi name used by Verizon, I would advise you to change the same.

I hope its fixed now ?

So far so good. No weird half loaded page anymore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
articuno1au    1,264
My internet connection (wired connection) constantly drops and now it keeps showing this screen. I do NOT have a any amped wireless high power range extender smart repeater. Did someone hacked my WiFi? ioqgx0.png

Ok..

Are you sure you haven't just connected to somebody elses network? I seriously doubt a hacker replaced your wireless router while you weren't looking.

Good question, would have been my first guess.

Yes. My computer is using a wired connection to the modem.

Wait.. What? Then what's it got to do with your wireless..

Do you have a wifi card in your computer then? Or is your router setup (for whatever reason) to connect to an upstream router over wifi?

Nope.. Apparently not..

How did you jump from: "My computer is connected via cable" to "My WiFi got hacked?"?

ALL THE PANTS ON HEAD... ALL OF THEM :|

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mockingbird    2,052

Ok..

Good question, would have been my first guess.

Wait.. What? Then what's it got to do with your wireless..

Nope.. Apparently not..

How did you jump from: "My computer is connected via cable" to "My WiFi got hacked?"?

ALL THE PANTS ON HEAD... ALL OF THEM :|

My desktop is not wireless capable, but it was showing the screen I posted above.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
seafirex    9

My internet connection (wired connection) constantly drops and now it keeps showing this screen. I do NOT have a any amped wireless high power range extender smart repeater.

Did someone hacked my WiFi?

ioqgx0.png

WPA/WPA2 is the way to go but on top of that there should be a option to only allowed by MAC address a connection to your wireless portion of your router. Use that with a good password. Because there can not be 2 mac address of the same id then you have better chance not to get hacked.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The_Decryptor    1,105

You can have multiple devices with the same MAC on the same network (It's used for load balancing), but one of the attacks is to knock a computer off the network and then connect using it's MAC address to connect to the network.

Even then, it's simply not needed with WPA2, it offers absolutely no security and only makes it harder to add devices to the network.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DKAngel    181

so if you only have a wired connection how the fack can you be saying your wifi is hacked? if your not using wifi switch it off on the router

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mockingbird    2,052

so if you only have a wired connection how the fack can you be saying your wifi is hacked? if your not using wifi switch it off on the router

I've already answered this question.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
f0rk_b0mb    698

Are you sure you didn't lose power or bump the cord by any chance? Every time my friend loses power or unplugs his router, we have to reset it up. I'm 99.9999999% sure you didn't get hacked. Just follow the wizard and set it back up. I highly recommend you change your password to something more secure than the stock password.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
majortom1981    213

Sounds like somebody used that to leech off of your connection. It says its a repeater. I know from my area that some fios routers default passwords are your telephone number. Make sure you change your routers default password also.

Like I said. Sounds like somebody is using an amped wireless repeater to leech off your connection.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.