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Wife took pity of one of the nightwatch doormen and gave him the Wifi password.

The minute I learned about that I told her it was a mistake and showed that in less time that it takes me to type the password, there were 5 unidentified connections to our wifi signal. All android phones. 4 too many and counting...

My devices have reserved IPs and bound MACs but it pisses me off to do all 25 devices again to change the password. Some are mothballed for the time being.

If I shutdown the router's DHCP service the chromecast stops responding and the phones have flaky response from the network. TP-Link Router.

Any smart moves you can suggest without having to over complicate my current router settings?
My devices have low number IPs, DHCP set 100-101 right now to allow the Chromecast but it shows as DHCP clients all the phones, tablet, printers and computers as (permanent) clients.

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Gonna have to change the Pre-Shared Key on your stuff. Maybe make a guest WiFi account with a password for the night watchman and tell him if you see a second occurrence of this, it'll stop working for good.



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My ancient router will allow from an approved list only, if I choose.
 
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Router not sophisticated enough to have a guest account.

I guess I'll have to go the approved list way.

There's someone with police custody in the building and the guard rotate endlessly. My password is public domain by now.

Any nasty trick available for wifi snatchers?

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Just change the password aka pre-shared key. Eek
No other way.
 
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Router not sophisticated enough to have a guest account.

I guess I'll have to go the approved list way.

There's someone with police custody in the building and the guard rotate endlessly. My password is public domain by now.

Any nasty trick available for wifi snatchers?

0-0


Back in the day we used to run an open wifi network with a squid proxy on it. It would serve all web pages mirror image. Lol




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My devices have reserved IPs and bound MACs but it pisses me off to do all 25 devices again to change the password. Some are mothballed for the time being.


How about having you wife change the passwords?



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Get a new wife.
 
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Change the password. Politely tell the doorman the ISP complained about bandwidth use and you had to change the password. You are unable to provide further access for fear of loosing the account.

Should satisfy the doorman without accusing anyone of anything. Who cares about the others that may have been using the access, you aren't supposed to know about them anyway.

Truth is around here, ISPs don't like anyone handing out access like that. They see it as being ripped off by customers and otherwise potential customers. Absolutely could risk loosing the ISP account for real. How often they actually go after it these days isn't likely to happen but why roll the dice for someone with nothing to lose.

Change the password. I'd probably rename the network too. I use my ISPs name as my network name.
 
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Change the dang password. Or, enable MAC address filtering and plug in only the allowed MAC addresses from your devices.


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Why be polite about it? Change the password, let the doorman figure out why it stopped working. My guess is he would know pretty quickly.


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Hi Nicky,

Main thing would be to install the optional security consciousness upgrade on the spousal unit. Several users have reported that failure to successfully install this upgrade has turned potentially permanent fixes into temporary fixes. Wink

Seriously - explain to the wife that the choice is between a happy spouse and a happy door flunkey.

Three other things I'd do in addition - change the WiFi password, change the network SSID (broadcast name) and (assuming it is possible in your router) stop having it broadcast the SSID at all.
 
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Guess you're going to have to endure the pain of changing the WiFi password.

Make sure your wife knows just how much trouble that's causing you. (Let her devices be the last to get reconfigured?)

Next time you see the doorman "My wife did you a favour. You abused it. That caused me a great deal of trouble. It won't happen again."




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Are you not able to get a better router down there? Im sure one of use could send you a newer router.
 
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Next time you see the doorman "My wife did you a favour. You abused it. That caused me a great deal of trouble. It won't happen again."


Perfect solution.
 
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Why be polite about it? Change the password, let the doorman figure out why it stopped working. My guess is he would know pretty quickly.


+1, Piss on the doorman's feelings.


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Why be polite about it? Change the password, let the doorman figure out why it stopped working. My guess is he would know pretty quickly.

+1, Piss on the doorman's feelings.

+2. And when the doorman asks your wife why his connection stopped working, place the onus upon her to explain the intricacies of network security, aka, "...it pissed my husband the hell off that I gave out our SECURE password to you in the first place and to boot, it was further passed along to others without our consent."

My WiFi password is so convoluted, I don't even know it off the top of my head and have to look it up.



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I take it the doorman is someone it is beneficial to cultivate a positive relationship with. Pissing on his feelings might be shortsighted.

If not, just declare war. Have him arrested on trumped up charges and sold into slavery in China. That'll teach 'em!




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No nasty tricks... It was a mistake to have permitted access.

Security wise, I would change passwords immediately. Frankly, if anyone really had an eye to take advantage of you or your systems, they probably already have.

Change passwords, admonish no-one.
IMO, You got off easy.


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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Understand that by my stating Mrs. 0-0 should bear the onus does not translate to admonish or piss off the doorman. It's Mrs. 0-0 who screwed the proverbial pooch here (no offense, 0-0) by not asking 0-0's permission and the doorman, through her explanation, needs to know that.



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"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil... Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel." - Isaiah 5:20,24
 
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