Unrecognized network devices

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I lost service this morning and had to call tech support.  They did their thing and got my service back up and running.  Now when I ran a program called WiFi Guard it shows 1015 unrecognized devices on my network.  All have the same MAC address and all IP addresses are in numerical sequence.  I sure it's nothing to worry about, just curious and still trying to learn a few things. Anybody know what's up with that.
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James Baker

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Hi James,

Just to cover some bases .....

There are (or should be) two  passwords protecting your router

The first is going to protect access to the routers "front end", that is to say the routers internal interface that gives access to all the settings and permission.

That will have a default value for both username and password and must be changed to something unique.

The second one has to do with wireless security. You will have several levels to chose from ranging from none  (open network) and getting progressively stronger:

Password protecting you router is very important but you also must remember your wireless encryption type.
Example WEP is easily broken allowing someone to steal your bandwidth with out actually having access to your routers main page.
Common encryption types in increasing strength:

When an encryption level is selected a passkey or passphrase will be generated. That info is then entered into any wireless device that you wish to connect to the network.

With encryption enabled, no passkey/passphrase, no wireless connection.

Have you changed the Routers main GUI login info from the manufactures default ?

Have you enabled a wireless encryption level so as to exclude all but authorized devices ?

Looking at your routers GUI under "Attached Devices" can you ID all of the MAC addresses listed ?


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Appreciate the info.  I checked my router and sho nuff only had the network password protected and not the router.  I corrected that problem.. Thanks