I have a network at home. ISP modem connects to my router which connects to my computers and laptops. When I look into my router logs I see a load of blocked access attempts. I was wondering if I can stop people from trying to access my wireless network. (My router does not have the ability to power down to decreased its range)
Please check these logs and my router settings below and I hope you can tell me what I can do to stop this. Also I am wondering if this is the work of one person.
Also I am wondering if I can improve my router settings, what do you guys think?
I have a 3Com OfficeConnect router with the latest updates. My router settings:
- I don't use the default password. (duh)
- I don't use the regular ip-address but my own.
- I use a .248 subnet so I can use 5 hosts as the 6th is my router and the first is my network address. Good for my two computers and my two laptops, room for one additional host if needed.
- I have fixed a few of my DHCP client ip addresses. (is that good?)
- Gateway's DHCP Server is enabled.
- My SSID is a latin word I chose and I don't broadcast this name. (although I heard people can still notice my network with specific software as the network is existing)
- I use WPA encryption with a pre-shared passphrase.
- I enabled connection control which only allows my laptops MAC addresses to connect to the gateway.
- When a request from the Internet is not directed to a virtual server it is blocked.
- Url filter disabled and no pc privileges.
- Pings from internet are disabled and remote administration is also off.
Here is are my logs from the past 24 hours, I omitted my own successful logins.
2009/11/07 23:49:36 : Blocked access attempt from 22.214.171.124 2009/11/08 00:26:43 : Blocked access attempt from 126.96.36.199 2009/11/08 00:49:38 : Blocked access attempt from 188.8.131.52 2009/11/08 00:49:41 : Blocked access attempt from 184.108.40.206 2009/11/08 00:51:25 : Blocked access attempt from 220.127.116.11 2009/11/08 10:54:33 : Blocked access attempt from 18.104.22.168 2009/11/08 11:05:00 : Blocked access attempt from 22.214.171.124 2009/11/08 14:35:08 : Blocked access attempt from 126.96.36.199 2009/11/08 14:36:05 : Blocked access attempt from 188.8.131.52 2009/11/08 14:56:46 : Blocked access attempt from 184.108.40.206