Disconnect an unauthorized wireless device

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Netgear router
Security
When using the Netgear router setup facility, under "wireless devices" I noticed a connected device labelled "Android" and I think someone has gotten past the security and is connected to the router and  network. The guest network is not enabled. The network password is fairly strong and would not be easily broken.
How do I disconnect an unauthorized wireless device from the router using the setup menus..or do I have to reboot everything?


Software/Hardware used:
Netgear N300 W/4-port router

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  • jinteik
    are you using wpa2?
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  • TomLiotta
    The network password is...
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    It doesn't matter how strong it is. Change it. And make sure it really is strong. In particular, use a strong encryption method, e.g., WPA-2.
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    Disconnecting a specific wireless device is fairly pointless if the pass-phrase is known. A different device can be used to get back in again. Instead of rejecting particular devices, you should only be allowing specific devices.
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  • guslepe
    you should use MAC discrimination if its build it to your router.
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