December 27, 2015 at 5:39 pm #1561
I like most people have a smart tv connected to my wireless network.A couple weeks ago as I was watching
a message popped up saying some Galaxy tab person unknown wanted to screen cast to my tv denied it
and disconnected from my network. I reconnected to my network recently and in the middle
of a game my tv started to screen cast from youtube from an unknown source.I disconnected from the network again
and left it that way. How is this possible?
Windows 7 ultimate
12 gigs of ram
netgear R6100 router
December 27, 2015 at 8:50 pm #1562
I hope you are doing well. I am not as knowledgeable as Joey on this. But, I can think of 3 possible reasons of why this is happening.
1. Your wireless internet is not password protected, making it accessible for anyone. Here is a link to a tutorial I found for you to set it up:
2. Someone hacked into your network, to mess with you apparently. So, you will need to make your security stronger. But in this case someone else can assist you better than I can.
3. You gave your wireless password to a neighbor or someone when they went to your house. And now they are just having fun with you. So my suggestion would be to change the password on the wireless internet.
I hope any of this help.
December 27, 2015 at 9:01 pm #1563
My network is password protected using WPA2-PSK [AES] I changed the password and turned on access control.
The Netgear genie program has a network map that shows all devices connected to the network. I didn’t see anything I didn’t recognize. Going to leave it at that and see what happens.
If you think of something I missed please let me know
December 28, 2015 at 9:03 pm #1565
Rojo gave good advice and instructions. I will add to it.
This is exactly the type of thing I like to do to mess with family or friends. I screen cast to their TV and act like they are crazy or dumb when they ask me what is going on. I know, I am mean at times, lol.
If it is not your family or friends messing with you, it may be an outside hacker. The network map tells you everyone that is currently on your network. So if they hack on your network and screen cast for a few seconds, then disconnect, by the time you check the network map they will not be listed.
As for passwords, I too use WPA2-PSK [AES]. I always use the following characters in my password which secures it good…
1. 2-4 lower case letters
2. 2-4 capital letters
3. 3-5 numbers
4. 2-3 of the following, !@#$%^&*()
If you use something simple like, “starwars2015” or “monkey12345” it can get guessed easily. One of my relatives used to have the name of his favorite football team as his password followed by the year he was born. Everyone that knows him knows he loves that team, so any of them could have hacked his WiFi easy, before I made him change it.
- This reply was modified 8 years, 2 months ago by Joey.
December 28, 2015 at 9:07 pm #1567
So you think by changing my password and turning on access control I should be o.k.? I do use both upper and lower case letters and a few other characters
December 28, 2015 at 11:26 pm #1568
If it is a hacker, then yes, changing password and enabling Media Access Control (that’s the option where you have to input MAC addresses, right?) will lock it down tight.
December 29, 2015 at 4:48 pm #1570
I was thinking about it at work, and thinking about my brothers TV, which is a smart tv. I remember that you could access youtube through the app. you just needed to link them with a code or something and then you could always just screen cast.
But then again, I don’ think getting off network would block this method so yeah.
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