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Old 09-17-06, 09:47 PM
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Is there a way to detect if other people are using my wireless network?

Just wondering if there's some kind of way to see if my neighbors are tapping into my wireless network? Anybody know?
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Open your wireless network site and check the Status page. There should be a User list or Client list that shows all the computers on your network currently.
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You can probably also see DHCP leases in most cases.
Old 09-18-06, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by kuroiinu
Open your wireless network site and check the Status page. There should be a User list or Client list that shows all the computers on your network currently.
How do I open my wireless network site?
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Originally Posted by neale
How do I open my wireless network site?
You might try reading the instructions that came with the router. Just a wacky idea.
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What router are you using?
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Originally Posted by Mopower
You might try reading the instructions that came with the router. Just a wacky idea.
Yeah, and you should also probably change your password too. By default, it's usually "admin" or "password" or blank.

If you can't find your instructions manual, then google it. Most likely, you'll need to go to one of these places to log in:
http://192.168.0.1
http://192.168.1.1
http://192.168.2.1
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Originally Posted by DAC
What router are you using?

Airport. (Mac.)
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Originally Posted by neale
Airport. (Mac.)
Well ... my post might be useless then ... oh well.
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While MAC address can be spoofed by an enterprising hacker, you could set your router to use MAC address filtering. That way, theoretically, only devices you specify can access your network.
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Just use encryption (or better encryption), like WPA instead of WEP. Just make sure not to give out your security key and you should be fine.

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