Is it possible for a device to appear on the device list and acquire a lease without knowing the network's wireless password? I'm asking this because sometimes "unknown" devices (that I know are not mine) show up on the list and show as having leases, and I want to make sure that they can't access my network storage or use my Internet connection. Basically I want to make sure that my network is not compromised - I'm using WPA2 with a max-length randomized password. I'm new to Tomato (and this is my first time using firmware that has any real level of complexity), so forgive me if this is obvious.
Date: 15 Jun 2012 04:13
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WPA2 and wireless MAC filter will only work on the wireless interface - but unless you are using a mod with "arp-binding" plugging in to a wired port usually has no protection!
These unknown devices must be trying to connect wirelessly because they're from outside my apartment. They're named things like "Joe's iPad" or "Ray's Laptop". So is it possible to try to connect to a wireless network and obtain a lease without having the correct password? If they have a lease, does that mean they are able to access the network and access the Internet through it?
Yeah, when they have a lease, they have full access to your LAN and computers too, on top of free Internet access.