WiFi Repeater: data being stolen?

zeph7r Posts 1 Registration date Thursday November 8, 2018 Status Member Last seen November 8, 2018 - Updated on Nov 8, 2018 at 08:18 PM
 Anonymous User - Nov 9, 2018 at 05:19 AM
Hi everyone,

A few months back I got a cheap WiFi Repeater from eBay (find pics here https://www.facebook.com/commerce/products/1873105366053931/ I left in in the drawer for some time, but recently had the need to get it up running in order to boost wifi coverage in my house.

It all went nicely, until I noticed my tablet was picking up weather forecasting for... Kotovsk, Ukraine?

Needless to say, I am not currently in the Ukraine.

After that I went straight to google and run a quick "where am I" search. I was surprised to learn that no matter what LAN connection hook-up I used (i.e., cable, wifi, wifi repeater, etc.) to my home network all devices were detected as being in Podilsk, Odessa (which turns out is a different designation for the location previously mentioned), even if I wasn't connected straight to the wifi repeater at stake here.

After that I did a "what is my IP" search. It all looked to pan out just right: my IP was being correctly picked up.

Any idea why this is happening? Do you think someone might have hijacked my repeater before sending it out to me and is now collecting/stealing my personal data?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.



1 reply

Anonymous User
Nov 9, 2018 at 05:19 AM
To help you , I must make a diagnostic of your system and to do so, I require a report.

1. Open this link and download ZHPDiag :
(Don't be alarmed is the site is in French, it sometimes happens, the tool will take your system language and allow the download if you get a warning message, ignore it.) Click on the download button

2. Save the file on your Desktop.

3. Double click on ZHPDiag.exe and follow the installation instructions.

(For Vista, Win 7, 8 and 10 users, click right to ensure you run with admin right)

4. Double click on the short cut ZHPDiag on your Destktop.

5 Click on scan
Wait for the tool to finished (maybe a long time)

6. Close ZHPDiag.

7. To transmit the report, click on this link :


8. Search the directory where you installed ZHPDiag (usually C:\desktop\zhpdiag.txt).

9. Copy the url link obtained from tinyupload and paste it here in your reply.

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