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Master Geek

# 46694 7-Nov-2009 14:53
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SO i just got home today and turned my pc on to find a Ip conflict  the one i use for my pc go into the DHCP list

I dont know any ronnie  iv changed the password on my wireless still these Eset smart security says this after i resolve host names

is it a threat ? how do i get rid of it

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Ultimate Geek

  # 270879 7-Nov-2009 16:07
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What sort of encryption do you have on? WEP? WAP? Mac filtering?

Enable your choice of encryption (WEP / WAP etc) - that'll stop them from connecting.

Enable a Mac filter - Either white list or black list. White list, you get the MAC addresses of all the machines you want to connect, and it only allows them. This means any new PCs or machines you want to connect will need to have their MAC addresses added to the list.

Black list, you get the MAC addresses of computers you don't want to connect (like the one you posted) and everyone else can connect. But if you have encryption on, they'll still need the key first too.

Disable SSID broadcasting.

Once all of that is done, just to be ultra paranoid, change the admin password again.

Its probably just a neighbour taking advantage.

If you want more help, post the make / model of wireless router you are using.

I can't help with the Eset smart security messages - maybe someone else can help you there.

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