Someone's trying to hack my airport extreme

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  1. Xaolin macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2010
    Need some help, someone's been trying to hack me since yesterday and I even changed my SSID and password and he's still on me.

    The best I could do was change the settings to 5ghz wireless n on the hope that he can't connect to wireless n and that worked except the problem is that only my laptop works with wireless n and I need to use my wireless for other things.

    Is there a way to ban this guy from my airport extreme or find out his IP address and send it in to the cops or something. I'm seriously getting pissed at people for using programs to get free things.
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    How do you know someone is trying to hack you?

    Why do you think they have managed to get onto your network?
  3. Xaolin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2010
    I've been aware of my building having wifi pirates for a while now and when I noticed a while back that I was having random internet slowdowns, I decided to check my Airport Utility.

    Within the "Logs" I noticed different wireless clients aside from my own self and since I didn't have anything else hooked up to my wifi, it was obvious that someone's been hacking into my network.

    I created a closed network btw so the only way they could access my network is through a wifi locator program which is also hacking me.
  4. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    what kind of security are you using?
    a 10 random character WPA password shouldn't be able to be hacked.
    WEP can be cracked fairly easily by someone with the right hardware/software

    also make sure you change the login password on the airport.

    MAC filtering might work, but they could probably spoof that.
  5. Xaolin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2010
    I'm using WPA2 Personal security with a 45 letter/number password. What do you mean by random characters? Like a completely jumbled password for example: oh;db;ksbakfhjkdkjfhks082e8383

    Also, how would I go about using this MAC filtering?
  6. calderone macrumors 68040


    Aug 28, 2009
    Are they getting an actual IP address or are they just "hitting" you?
  7. Xaolin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2010
    Sorry I took so long to respond, I believe they're getting an IP address because I've tried so many different settings and when I check the "Logs" it shows the same guy trying to access my network.
  8. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Upload a screenshot of your logs.
  9. xlii macrumors 68000


    Sep 19, 2006
    Millis, Massachusetts
    Don't have a fix for you since I see that you have a wpa2 password... you should be pretty secure. I'm sure that in a little while they will get bored at failing to break in and go find another wireless signal to attack. One thing to do is to turn off your wireless router when you are not using it. That would prevent then from trying to break in when you are not on line. Plus it would get rid of them faster.
  10. Xaolin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2010
    Couldn't post a screen shot but I uploaded the logs to mediafire here:

    I don't think it's really a person trying his hardest, I believe it's a program that's been going at it for a while because if you look at my log I''m receiving authentication notices almost every second, possibly from the program sending ongoing packets. My password may be cracked already but he can't use my wireless n network.

    Just noticed this but there's actually two people trying to hack my network except one apparently has my password I believe.
  11. fehhkk macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Hide your SSID, and turn off your router when you're not home. Change security to WPA2.

    Other than that, you could try turning Wifi off for some days, and use a wired connection in the meantime. That would probably throw the hacker off for a bit.
  12. Xaolin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2010
    I actually have WPA2 with a closed network. But I'll try turning off my router, the only thing is that both my Xbox and Wii are connected to the router.
  13. calderone macrumors 68040


    Aug 28, 2009
    Check the DHCP Clients list, under Advanded --> Logs & Statistics --> DHCP Clients. Are there any devices listed that you don't have connected?
  14. thunderboltspro macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2009
    Depending how close this wifi pirate is by decreasing your transmit power which decreases the range of your wireless range. could possible change his mind if the wifi signal is weak.

    and block access to his mac address till you find a happy medium with the transmit power.
  15. couto27 macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2008
    I read somewhere that a few hackers in russia whore the firsts to hacked a wap2 network.
    probably they the guys in your building are their cousins.

    why dont you play with the situacion

    1-change the name of your wireless frequently to "im watching you"
    "cops are coming" " try a little harder" "ohhhh baby " "feed me seymour" " "kismet doesnt work here" "" i just bought a gun"
  16. Xaolin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2010

    Lmao, I live in an all Russian building and whenever I check the wifi networks around me they always say "FBI" or "I know who you are" mine for a long time was "hack this and I call the cops"

    I'm gonna change the transmittance power, because I have it on max I believe, hopefully they won't be able to even see a signal.

    Does anyone know any other tips to improve wifi security instead of the usual "change to WPA2"?
  17. joeonmac macrumors newbie


    Dec 18, 2007
    Try to not DHCP or lock to MAC address

    Try to use the Access Control and put all your device in the list.

  18. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    Holy thread revival batman! This thread is 3 years old! Thank you for wasting our time!
  19. snarfquest macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2013
    My wifi is named "NSA Sting Van 12".

    People seem to leave it alone :)
  20. opinio macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2013
    The 'wifi pirates' would have been persistent to hang around for three years.
  21. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    Last activity by OP was August 2010. End this
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    May 3, 2009
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