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  1. Robalo

    Robalo n3wb

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    I have 8 Hikvision cameras plus multiple computers. Recently I have a new client on my router network map and I can't figure out what it is. What's this? Is my neighbor hijacking DSC_4114-1.jpg my signal?
     
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    fenderman Staff Member

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    Did you give your neighbor your wifi password? Is it something stupid and easy?
     
  3. Robalo

    Robalo n3wb

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    Absolutely not and the guest side is locked. Is this a receiver, microphone ?
     
  4. fenderman

    fenderman Staff Member

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    Who cares.. It's not stealing your signal
     
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    wantafastz28 Pulling my weight

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    I dont see any cable coming out of it... Why not just change the pw, and block the mac address if it becomes persistent?
     
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    tangent Known around here

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    It might be a phone, printer, streaming device, thermostat, light switch, toaster, etc that you forgot you added to your network.
     
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    alastairstevenson Known around here

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    A few things to try to check this out:
    Do a MAC address lookup and see if the manufacturer data yields anything useful. Sometimes it does, sometimes not.
    Do a portscan of the IP address (I'm assuming 'new client' has an associated IP address) to see what ports if any are listening. nmap has a wealth of options for exploring an IP target. This will give plenty of clues as to what it is.
    If any are HTTP ports, point your browser at them and see what you get.
    And your neighbour is just having a laugh.
     
  8. Kawboy12R

    Kawboy12R Getting comfortable

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    Is that gizmo under cover? Hard to tell from the picture but it half looks like a rain gauge with a funky home made mount. I've definitely seen rain gauges that're similar in looks.
     
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    That looks like some kind of sensor housing for a indoor/outdoor weather station.
     
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    I cant see any cables in it in order to hijack or steal your signal. Its like a home made weather transmitter for me.Lol
     
  11. SquareEyes

    SquareEyes Getting the hang of it

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    Good god, don't you guys even know what an Israeli made Trumpatron looks like?

    Lucky we have a member who trains their camera's onto their neighbors house to alert the masses that these things are out there. Nice camera by the way, don't understand why you would want to look that closely at a neighbors house though.

    Fun times.
     
  12. aristobrat

    aristobrat Pulling my weight

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    My vote is that it's a battery-powered weather thingy that uses RF to communicate back to a weather base station.
     
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