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WiFi Jamming

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New Neighbor

WiFi Jamming

It seems that it's pretty easy to jam / over load the Wifi signal which seems to stop the cameras from recording. 

Although my ring cam usuually picks up movement every few minutes the time that someone was in my car pulling the dashboard out none or my camera decteded any movement.

I can't find anything on the community about how to combat wifi jamming. It's pretty simple to do, cheap and seems to render the cameras inactive.

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New Neighbor

Re: WiFi Jamming

Hi, if you are referring to deliberate WiFi signal interference or jamming, there is no defence. All WiFi devices can be affected by interference. You can install a monitoring device like Fingbox that will tell you when a WiFi device goes 'offline' (dependent on how the device operates).  

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New Neighbor

Re: WiFi Jamming

Sorry to read your car getting broken into.  I know that feeling as it happened to me many years ago.  

 

To answer your question can Wi-Fi signals be "jammed" per FCC code in the USA, its not permitted and its against the law.  But we know the bad guys dont fallow the law and wont do it. The worse part is that the equipment to do it with isn't expensive either.  (If you know what to buy.)  The only true way to "fight back" is to install wired cameras.  Of course we wouldnt have made the investment in the Ring cameras if hard wiring was as simple as running a cable from point A to B. Unfortunately thats hardly ever the case.  

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New Neighbor

Re: WiFi Jamming

Thanks for your time and help.
I was hoping that wasn't the case. It's difficult to see how Ring can be viable option anymore.
Regards
Spencer
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New Neighbor III

Re: WiFi Jamming

The solution is POE cameras, which Ring does have.  Rather than running a power cord to the camera, run ethernet, no wifi.  I have many Ring POE cameras, they work well.

 

This is not a Ring issue, the issue is the same with any security camera.  POE is always better, for any security application.

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New Neighbor

Re: WiFi Jamming

Thaks Brad.

I didn't realise that any cams came with PoE. Fine as a solution for me. I see the Stick Up Cams can do this. I think I just add another Cam rather than replace the Spotlight Cams to keep some lights.

Appreciated.

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New Neighbor

Re: WiFi Jamming

A lot of these type of attacks uses fake/forged disassociation and/or deauth management frames to cause devices to disconnect or lose connection to WiFi. 802.11w protects from these types of attacks. Enable "Protected Management Frames" or "Management Frame Protection" if you have that as a setting in your wireless router. It's usually under advanced settings for wireless.
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New Neighbor

Re: WiFi Jamming

Have been using a Fingbox since it was first released. It is a rock solid and effective tool.

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New Neighbor

Re: WiFi Jamming

I did some research on Fingbox and i was so impressed on the WiFi security and alerting that it offers that i just ordered one. Fingbox detects and alerts on WiFi jamming and WiFi deauthentication attacks. Looking forward to adding it to my home for protection.
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New Neighbor

Re: WiFi Jamming

Just had experience w this. Neighbors was robbed, and my cam was scrambled from late night til early am.
I looed on events and my history the last 3 nights its been this way. I have it pulled to the street.
Now why and how are they doing this? Are they gonna hit again? Or my house?
Is anyone familiar w scrambled? How oftern can they be done and what can i do about it aka block it