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nwrickert
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reply to theshadow

Re: Very strange situation with WPA2 router

I can only guess.

Maybe the dlink is set for WPS (wireless protected setup) and gave your system a key. That might require intervention. But perhap a button lit up and flashed on the dlink router, and the owner pressed that button to silence it.

Or perhaps the dlink is setup as part of a sting operation.
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AT&T Uverse; Zyxel NBG334W router (behind the 2wire gateway); openSuSE 12.1; firefox 9.0.1


theshadow

join:2012-02-11

Thanks for your reply, the router is set to WPS because I now have access to it does that mean that WPS can in certain circumstances give away the WPA key? if so what are those circumstances as I have not been able to replicate the situation and connect another laptop the same way, what do you mean by "setup as part of a sting operation"?



nwrickert
sand groper
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Geneva, IL
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I have always disabled WPS as a security hazard. So I don't know the full ins and outs of it. It does look to me that you have demonstrated one of the security hazards.
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AT&T Uverse; Zyxel NBG334W router (behind the 2wire gateway); openSuSE 12.1; firefox 9.0.1



NetFixer
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reply to theshadow

said by theshadow:

...what do you mean by "setup as part of a sting operation"?



»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sting_operation

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