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Old 08-03-2009, 11:10 PM
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Default Any way of identifying owner of Wifi signal ?

I have three garages that are linked via wifi. They all get about 100
percent
signal strength & quality . Now and again I get this signal that distorts
my wifi signal.
It is coming from a Verizon business owner router that isn't always on.
I have logged into their router and left messages . There doesn't seem
like much activity
from it according to the logs. Is there any way, other then going to
Verizon, to located the owner?
Anything in the router { ActionTec | MI424-WR }, that can give me a name
or address ?
Else I'll have to change channels and there is a lot of clients I would
have to change.


Thanks
EdDataFix

Scotch Plains, New Jersey

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Old 08-03-2009, 11:53 PM
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Default Re: Any way of identifying owner of Wifi signal ?

On Mon, 03 Aug 2009 19:10:51 -0400, EdDataFix <Ed_Data_Fix@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>I have three garages that are linked via wifi. They all get about 100
>percent
>signal strength & quality . Now and again I get this signal that distorts
>my wifi signal.
>It is coming from a Verizon business owner router that isn't always on.
>I have logged into their router and left messages . There doesn't seem
>like much activity
> from it according to the logs. Is there any way, other then going to
>Verizon, to located the owner?
>Anything in the router { ActionTec | MI424-WR }, that can give me a name
>or address ?
>Else I'll have to change channels and there is a lot of clients I would
>have to change.


I had a similar problem a few years ago, and I, <ahem>, figured it
would be easier/better to change the neighbor's configuration, so I
waited for an opportunity where I was the only wireless client
attached and the time of day made it less likely that I was disrupting
any legitimate traffic, and I changed the channel they were on so it
wouldn't conflict with mine. Problem solved, but of course that plan
of action carries potentially significant baggage, so consider
carefully before executing. Probably not recommended.

Having said that, when you change the channel on the AP, you don't
have to make any configuration changes on the clients. They should be
able to (manually) reconnect without any drama.

Almost forgot, if you're set on finding the offending AP, maybe you
can fire up a laptop and walk around, doing sort of a site survey,
until you stumble on it.


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Old 08-04-2009, 02:48 AM
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Default Re: Any way of identifying owner of Wifi signal ?

On Aug 3, 4:10*pm, EdDataFix <Ed_Data_...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have three garages that are linked via wifi. They all get about 100 *
> percent
> signal strength & quality . Now and again I get this signal that distorts*
> my wifi signal.
> It is coming from a Verizon business owner router that isn't always on.
> I have logged into their router and left messages . There doesn't seem *
> like *much activity
> *from it according to the logs. Is there any way, other then going to *
> Verizon, to located the owner?
> Anything in the router { ActionTec | MI424-WR }, that can give me a name *
> or address ?
> Else I'll have to change channels and there is a lot of clients I would *
> have to change.
>
> * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Thanks
> * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *EdDataFix
>
> * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Scotch *Plains, *New Jersey


Can you use directional antennas in your setup?

I haven't run Kismet in a while, but you are park it on one channel
and let it sniff. Maybe something in the stream from the offending
wifi will help to ID it, but I doubt it

I set up kismet to er um sniff myself. I ran wireshack on the device
as well so I could read my packets. All this of course as an exercise
to see what some hacker could see.

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