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Bypassing wifi router encryption?


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No, I'm not asking how you do it. I just wanted to point something out.

 

I recently moved as some of you are aware. Well, I had several open wifi access points I have been using. Then one of the had encryption put on it. Well, sometimes I have to cycle through the access points for a better signal, but I have about 3 that are always within range and set to automatic. The funny thing is, that when it cycled back to the one that had the encryption on it, it automatically connected! I didn't have to enter a key at all. What could cause this I wonder? Magic? :thumbsup:

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Windows XP remembers Wireless network encryption keys, and Vista does even more than that. Once you have the key, you're in.

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Exactly, Gfted. I never entered a key before. It was just suddenly "secured" but I could still connect. How do you think I"m posting this message? :D

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Oh joy. More reasons to distrust wireless routers. I only ever use hardwiring.

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It is likely a bug in a visual representation of a wireless connection (lock icon or whatever), or maybe some funky WDS setup. It is hard to say without specifics. With the way it works, it is safe to say that you did not suddenly "crack" someone's wireless access point. :lol:

 

 

As a side note, I would not recommend connecting to unknown access points, that is, the ones you or your host did not set up, as they may be rogue.

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