I've got a home network using Wi-Fi. Someone is using mdk3 and disconnects users from the Access Point, whether they are Android or Windows Phone or Windows 10 desktop or Apple computers.

Is there a way to protect against attacks? Is there a way to know the attacker?

  • Such attacks require the attacker to be nearby. Look around. Nov 13, 2016 at 4:40
  • i know that attacker require to be nearby
    – A7med.bero
    Nov 13, 2016 at 20:26

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Is there a way to protect against attacks?

Sadly you cannot stop an attacker from sending deauthentication packets.

But to minimize damage make sure you use WPA2 with a long good password. An attacker will usually send deauthentication packets so he can capture a handshake and brute force it to gain the WiFi password. By having a hard to crack password you are making the attack much harder and longer and in some cases almost impossible.

Is there a way to know attacker ?

As said in the comments, the attacker is probably close by so walk around a little and find him.

You can read a little more about the subject in this answer.

  • i saw in other sites you can connect using by bssid but using linux ... is this way to solve disconnected in my phone .. and i can't find any program to do this connect in android store
    – A7med.bero
    Nov 13, 2016 at 20:27
  • I do now know of a program but I would assume that even if there was one it would require you to root your phone Nov 13, 2016 at 20:47
  • I already root my phone what is program or send link please
    – A7med.bero
    Nov 14, 2016 at 15:18

Hide your wifi SSID, change your channel and lower your router signal strength.

If still facing a problem, then install Wireshark. Then you will know who is attacking.

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    None of those things will prevent someone who knows your network exists. Wireshark will not tell you who is attacking. None of this answer will help.
    – schroeder
    Apr 23, 2019 at 19:06

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