Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2012 6:10 AM (in response to b5160519)
One last set of details -- running 10.6.8 and Airport Utility 5.6.1. I tried a factory reset on the Airport but that didn't fix the problem. Now this morning I have a green status light on the Airport and the option to ignore the three issues (Double NAT, Conflicting DHCP and Guest Network DHCP Conflict).
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 8:46 PM (in response to b5160519)
I am not a network guru (You know more than I do), but I do have a tad bit of expierence on the "testing network security side". I will agree somebody probably has cracked your network. Since you have put protective measures in place you may have upset the individual.
It seems to me he maybe using attacks to try to provoke your network into giving up the 4 way handshake necessary to use "bruteforce" on a WPA/WPA2 security network. Put it this way...a 21 key alpha numeric password will take about 2 years to crack with 1 device. 12 key password...5-8 days maybe. oh and WEP Secure networks only take a few seconds to a few hours depending on network activity.
If I am right and you are being attacked, then if I were you, I would find a way to cripple my network speed for a few days and make it relitivly easy for him to come in. You could set your airport wireless card to passive mode and try to do some passive scanning to see if you can find him (Good luck). Kismac is still compatible with your OSX. However, If he knows what he's doing and you upset him he could make your life miserable. I do not by any means endorse using kismac for anything illeagle nor do I advise installing the software. However, Passive scanning and wardriving a leagle in the united states but check with your local officals first. Also just a question, when you perform a broadband speed test what are your results? somewhere in the 10-20 MBPS or above may attract suckers depending on where you live. Good luck
Disclaimer: I am not a pro at networking. I am just starting out (as of yesterday), so if I am totally wrong here please be a little considerate. Oh yea some speed test sites will try to offer Mackeeper stay the Heck away from Mackeeper.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 8:54 PM (in response to Benjamin2102)
Oh yea, having a hidden network is pointless. They are still highly visble and so are phones and other small prortable network devices. However Apple devices are often more difficult to enguage, so I've heard.