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    Default wifi universal password???

    Hi all there

    A buddy of mine, who also owns a TX, claims he has this password for un-locking protected wireless connections for the TXs wifi.
    But I insist and he wont give it to me.
    Does something like this really exists or is he only bluffing???



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    I'm pretty sure the universal key your friend was talking about starts like this...

    09F9...

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    I talked to this guy once again and though he still claims it exists, and still refuses to give it to me,he explained what it is supposed to be:
    He looked for the default password in your typical router, and since many people just don't change them, it usually gets through..... or something like that,I really don't know anything about routers
    Does anyone knowifthisis possible?

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    Yes. It used to be admin/admin. Some routers use the serial number printed on the bottom of the router. Others use admin/password. Not changing your router password is not a smart thing, but most people just plug them in and turn them on. One example of this is that I can use the neighbors' wifi when I'm at the local pool.

    BTW, the 09f9 thing is a joke having to do with DVD's.
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    He can always try admin/admin on my setup ... if he is able to 'see' my router to start with

    So actually this turns out to be a discussion about WiFi router security ... hmm...

    Here is what I have:
    0- changed account/passwd to get in, not even resembling by far my usual account/passwd scheme
    1- changed name of BSSID to something completely irrelevant (with numbers and letter mixed)
    2- changed default IP address which was recommended for this type/model (it was suggested to set it at 192.168.0.1)
    3- disabled BSSID broadcasting
    4- enabled MAC filtering
    5- disabled remote management
    6- changed default Channel (13 is quite common around here )
    7- enabled WEP encryption (WPA is a bit too slow to my liking)
    8- enabled NAT (more a measure to protect the computers behind the router)
    9- Firewall on
    10- disabled DMZ (you would be surprised how many have this open ...)

    Now,I am not saying nobody will ever be able to access my setup, but anyone ever wanting to do this will need quite some time which usually makes them hop to another, easier pray (which is to the left, to the right right ánd in front of where I live ).
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    I've done everything Holvy has done, including setting up firewalls on all of my machines running in my home network. None of them are allowed to talk to the others. There won't be any botnet running on my systems, that's for sure.
    So long, and thanks for all the fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omarello View Post
    He looked for the default password in your typical router, and since many people just don't change them, it usually gets through..... or something like that,I really don't know anything about routers
    Does anyone knowifthisis possible?
    Ah. Well, yes, but this doesn't get you access to protected WiFi at all--it simply lets you play with the settings on an already insecure router. In fact, you have to be able to connect to the AP in order to do this, so it's quite impossible to do it with protected WiFi. Your friend is either a bit clueless, or he's trying to make himself seem more knowledgeable than he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by holvoetn View Post
    7- enabled WEP encryption (WPA is a bit too slow to my liking)
    However WEP encryption can be broken. WPA, to the best of my knowledge, has not, yet.

    A hacker needs to monitor a WiFi to gather several thousand packs or so (a few hours to a day depending on traffic) then with available programs, they can work out the key with out too much trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by potter View Post
    However WEP encryption can be broken. WPA, to the best of my knowledge, has not, yet.

    A hacker needs to monitor a WiFi to gather several thousand packs or so (a few hours to a day depending on traffic) then with available programs, they can work out the key with out too much trouble.
    Provided they can 'see' my network, I would agree.
    And there is also MAC filtering in effect.

    There is more then one lock on the door

    Besides, ANY encryption can be broken given time and processing power.
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