Getting "Wi-Fi Security Alert New or Rogue Access Point detected" What do I do?

norse2
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edited September 23, 2019 in Fingbox #1
Every day I am getting an email message with a consistent MAC address listed for "Wi-Fi Security Alert   New or Rogue Access Point detected."
Is the fingbox protecting my network or just letting me know it is happening? If it is just information, what can I do about it?  When I check the app, I do not see this MAC address on any device.

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  • kltaylor
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    norse2 said:
    Every day I am getting an email message with a consistent MAC address listed for "Wi-Fi Security Alert   New or Rogue Access Point detected."
    Is the fingbox protecting my network or just letting me know it is happening? If it is just information, what can I do about it?  When I check the app, I do not see this MAC address on any device.

    I'd say that it's doing both.
    The questions that I have for you are:
    * Have you blocked the device by MAC address?
    * Have you investigated the 'rogue AP' at all?
    Are you in an area where there are a lot of wireless connections, like an apartment complex or something similar?
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    kltaylor said:
    norse2 said:
    Every day I am getting an email message with a consistent MAC address listed for "Wi-Fi Security Alert   New or Rogue Access Point detected."
    Is the fingbox protecting my network or just letting me know it is happening? If it is just information, what can I do about it?  When I check the app, I do not see this MAC address on any device.

    I'd say that it's doing both.
    The questions that I have for you are:
    * Have you blocked the device by MAC address?
    * Have you investigated the 'rogue AP' at all?
    Are you in an area where there are a lot of wireless connections, like an apartment complex or something similar?
    If this turns out to be, as @kltaylor suggests after you investigate this, a bit of a neighbor congestion issue, you can exclude the MAC address from the fing app. This should stop it from reporting.  
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  • zrostcpi
    zrostcpi Member Posts: 1
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    How do I exclude such MAC addresses from the Fing app? Once I get the alert, the only option I see is to trust the device.  There is no option to block or exclude or anything else.
  • Robin_from_Fing
    Robin_from_Fing Administrator, Fing Team Posts: 4,761
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    Hi @zrostcpi
    If you don't trust the device, then the Fing App will automatically block the device. I would like to tell you that sometimes, it can be a false alarm as well. To make sure, Once Fingbox identifies a Rogue Access Point you should take immediate action: 
    • Turn off your WiFi network equipment for 15 minutes and wait. Make sure to turn off or disable WiFi from all client devices (like e.g. mobile phones, laptops, etc). Then restart networking and see if the Rogue Access Point still appears. 

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