Paranoid parents messing with routers

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    • #7836
      M8E1
      Participant

      My parents are so paranoid about the internet that they have set a timer somewhere to the outlet powering the router making it fully turn off after a certain time. i cannot get to this timer as it appears to be hidden, and they refuse to keep this router on 24/7. the only thing i noticed that they did, was that they set up a hidden router, and a third router with a fake person’s name on it. I have tried various programs such as hydra, aircrack, cygwin, wireshark, brutus, slitaz, and routerpassview, on my computer and theirs, none of it has worked, and i know for sure that they have no idea how to secure their router against these programs (they denied the help themselves when flaws were pointed out), so it has to be something i’m doing. i cannot find the physical location of the two “extra” routers so i cannot press any buttons. I need some sort of complete idiot’s guide on how to hack either route. i really do not want to have to go to my college campus at 11 at night just to look up homework and do online tests. is there anyone that can possibly walk me through this? contact me if possible.

    • #49318
      Eleven
      Participant

      Let me guess, your parents put a timer on the internet not for security reasons, but for parenting reasons, and that “homework at 11” really means playing WOW or surfing porn.  I don’t think you’re going to find much help here…

    • #49319
      MaXe
      Participant

      Buy a mobile 3G modem, problem solved  ;D

    • #49320
      hayabusa
      Participant

      @MaXe wrote:

      Buy a mobile 3G modem, problem solved  ;D

      ROTFL!!!  😉

    • #49321
      sternone
      Participant

      Hahaha, this is the most funny post on EH to date !!!!

      Seems to be your underestimating your parents buddy !!! Kudos to them for bypassing all your ELEEETSCRIPTINGSKILLZZZ!!!!  😀 😀

    • #49322
      unicityd
      Participant

      If the router is on a timer that physically powers it off, then hacking the router won’t solve your problem.  If it’s just a built-in parental control feature, you may be able to hack and change it.  Of course, your parents may realize what you did and just throw the damn thing away to spite you.

      The other two routers you’re seeing probably belong to your neighbors.  You should leave them alone.

    • #49323
      Eleven
      Participant

      It’s not his router and he doesn’t have permission, so what he is asking is illegal.

    • #49324
      jjwinter
      Participant

      Kudos for research skills though, many kids I talk to don’t know the first thing about how to research a problem. As for your router issues, Try Harder.  🙂

    • #49325
      Jamie.R
      Participant

      I think they more like blocking your access than worried about some 1337 hacker that gonna try crack your wireless.

      If they wre worried about someone trying hack it why not just turn it off when they not using it?

      @MaXe lol simple but affective answer 😛

    • #49326
      Don Donzal
      Keymaster

      What makes it even better is that he posted it in the Ethical Hacktivism Board! Wrong on 2 fronts… 1. This doesn’t seem like a great charitable organization or just cause to support and 2. Pretty damned sure it’s not ethical, seeing as how your parents pay the bills!

      I’m a parent and so are most of the ‘professionals’ that are members here on EH-Net, so forgive us for poking a little fun.

      If you’d really like some help, just PM me your parents phone number, and I’d be more than happy to have a little chat to try to set ‘them’ straight.  😉

      Don

    • #49327
      YuckTheFankees
      Participant

      Damn, you guys are ruthless. lol

    • #49328
      hayabusa
      Participant

      @don wrote:

      If you’d really like some help, just PM me your parents phone number, and I’d be more than happy to have a little chat to try to set ‘them’ straight.  😉

      Bwahahahaha!!!  😀

    • #49329
      Malachai
      Participant

      hahah if my parents would of done this to me I would of figured it out. Like someone said the power is off after a certain time. What you need to do is see if you could ping the router after that time. What they might of done also is just block your mac address from teh machine you are working on.

      Are you sure it’s just your computer or laptop. If that’s the case just chance your mac address…

    • #49330
      longhorn95
      Participant

      I have really enjoyed reading this, but one question I have while everyone else has made suggestions or just laughed on this post (which should go against what this forum is really for) is to suggest you just talk to your parents, explain in a logical manner why you should be able to bypass this particular security feature and plead your case to them. I am positive if you have legitimate case they will understand. On the other hand, I hope you have enjoyed using the “ethical hacking” tools to do some “testing” on your home network…. You could probably use this as another note to how well your parents have done securing their home network  🙂

    • #49331
      hayabusa
      Participant

      @longhorn – so you’re telling me it’s not nice to poke at someone who’s very obviously trying to get ethical people to help them with an unethical task?

      Seriously?

      I have the sneaking suspicion that the parents locked it down for a reason, thus the OP (original poster) trying to circumvent their rules…  Most of us have been on these forums long enough to spot these posts ALMOST before the OP even pressed ‘Post’  😉

    • #49332
      prats84
      Participant

      Anything we say… ethical activities or unethical…. This kid seems to be taking steps to offensive security… Might be a good future.. for the kid.. lol

    • #49333
      longhorn95
      Participant
      hayabusa wrote:
      @longhorn – so you’re telling me it’s not nice to poke at someone who’s very obviously trying to get ethical people to help them with an unethical task?]

      @hayabusa- I don’t think it’s “ethical”, or responsible to poke fun at anyone who goes online to reach out to a community whose sole purpose was to educate and collaborate. I understand your meaning on what the kid was doing… but I don’t not agree these boards, no matter how long you have been on this blog “hero member”, that a senior member should be ‘poking’ fun of a user. There are other ways you could have directed this kid…

      @prats84- you are right this kid could have a very bright future. 🙂

    • #49334
      rattis
      Participant

      @longhorn – we see posts like this on an almost weekly basis. If it’s not to bypass some rule set, then it’s to get revenge, hack someone to stop them from bullying the poster, or see if Significant other is cheating.

      People see the word hacker, and ignore the word ethical. Most that post those types of threads, take the stance that because they can they have the right to do it.

      If they were to spend any time reading the forums at all, they’d see that behavior is not welcome here. However they don’t, and they come here looking for “hackers for hire” type things.

      Over the years, there have been a few rare exceptions where the poster actually sticks around, learns the error of his ways and joins the community. Look at it more like a fraternity hazing. If you can come here, ask something stupid, and put up with us, you’ll be accepted by us.

      🙂

    • #49335
      caissyd
      Participant

      Most of us have been on these forums long enough to spot these posts ALMOST before the OP even pressed ‘Post’

      @Hayabusa: It is so obvious, isn’t? Sometime I feel they think we are dumb!

      @MaXe: Great answer indeed!

    • #49336
      m0wgli
      Participant

      I’m not advocating EH-Net takes this approach, but a few years ago the BackTrack forums used to have a section called the “Idiots Corner”. Posts asking for obviously nefarious advice would get moved there, and over the years there were some very funny ones.

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