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garethccc

join:2011-08-24
reply to Cudni

Re: Very (very) weird situation involving WPA!

I sat next to him and watched him surf the net! It's straight up, just as I explained. It shouldn't be possible but it happened. Hopefully a pro with a very solid understanding of wireless networking reads my post! Otherwise this will simply remain a mystery.

He did not know the password. It had never been entered on his computer - the computer just *knew*... I looked at his wireless network settings and the correct password was stored for our network. I would have thought this impossible if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes.



Cudni
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so you didn't check if his connection appear on the router. however mysterious you might think event is in reality there is a mundane explanation, one that in no way includes him connecting without correct code.
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lutful
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said by garethccc:

I looked at his wireless network settings and the correct password was stored for our network. I would have thought this impossible if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes.

Any password is replaced with a series of dots or asterisks in any respectable operating system. Can you post a screenshot of what you are talking about?

Anyway did you have to change the password on your own computer to access the internet? If yes, someone had to do the exact same on his computer. If no, your router has a mode which does not need a password.