Originally Posted by Lgrootnoob
Local attacks to the router can be done by cracking wep which is easy and cracking wpa or wpa2 by deauthing clients to make them reconnect and then grabbing the 2 of the four packets that make up a handshake then using a table of passwords that are common and then run that through aircrack-ng and it calculates hashes and checks to see if they match the handshake.
I think i said that right
anyways you could actually setup a test machine by searching for kali linux and look for a tutorial on cracking wpa2
You need kali linux - a distro of linux that contains pentesting tools already installed and is ready to go
Andthen you need to download a wordlist once in kali
then you should find that tutorial and your off
just make sure you password is in that wordlist
And to answer your question, someone has to have remote access to your computer from the internet to access your modem and routers configuration page when you are wired.
This is also a good point. Notice he said WPA/WPA2 "common" passwords, or dictionary passwords. If you want a good strong WPA key, go to https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm
and put one of them bad boys into your Wi-Fi pass. Make sure you use AES encryption (WPA/WPA2 doesn't matter as much), not TKIP. AES is also called CCMP on some routers. You put that in, and no one will be hacking your Wi-Fi.