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Is there a way to track who is using your Wireless Network?
Acternaweb

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Msg#: 354 posted 6:03 pm on Nov 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

Is it possible to indentify who is using your wireless network? Say a neighbor is using my internet, would I be able to trace it to him?

 

uncle_bob

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Msg#: 354 posted 6:08 pm on Nov 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

It is possible to get a good idea who is using your wifi, by seeing where they go (especially email) but the easiest solution is to turn on WEP or WPA so they can't use it. Then you can sleep easy.

GaryK

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Msg#: 354 posted 6:29 pm on Nov 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

WEP and WPA are a good start if you want to keep unauthorized visitors out. Most of these devices seem to have a logging system that's turned off by default. If you turn it on you can see from the logs who's been accessing, or attempting to access your network.

SEOMike

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Msg#: 354 posted 10:00 pm on Nov 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

Also... Most wireless APs and Routers will let you take a look at a list of connected devices bye IP and MAC addresses. You should be able to see all of your machines plus any intruders.

There are also several thrid party programs that will watch your wireless network and alert you whenever a new device connects. I use this in conjunction with WEP. That way if someone gets through, I will still know about it.

aghill

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Msg#: 354 posted 3:29 pm on Dec 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

Try airsnare. URL: [home.comcast.net...]

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