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Old 09-11-2006, 05:09 PM
dejola
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Default Who is Using My Wireless Network?

I would like to know how I can go about determining who, if anyone, is
hopping on to my unsecured wireless network to surf he web, etc. It's
not that I care, as long as here use doesn't unduly diminish my signal
strength, but I am just curious to know. I don't expect the find out
their name.

Anybody know how I might do this?

Thanks.


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Old 09-11-2006, 05:15 PM
Duane Arnold
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dejola wrote:
> I would like to know how I can go about determining who, if anyone, is
> hopping on to my unsecured wireless network to surf he web, etc. It's
> not that I care, as long as here use doesn't unduly diminish my signal
> strength, but I am just curious to know. I don't expect the find out
> their name.
>
> Anybody know how I might do this?
>
> Thanks.


You can go door to door and ask. You might have a shot that way of
finding out who it is.

Duane :)

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Old 09-11-2006, 05:41 PM
Axel Hammerschmidt
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dejola <johnandjanet@gmail.com> wrote:

> I would like to know how I can go about determining who, if anyone, is
> hopping on to my unsecured wireless network to surf he web, etc. It's
> not that I care, as long as here use doesn't unduly diminish my signal
> strength, but I am just curious to know. I don't expect the find out
> their name.
>
> Anybody know how I might do this?


It depends on your equipment

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Old 09-11-2006, 05:45 PM
dejola
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Default Re: Who is Using My Wireless Network?

Certainly not the kind of answers I had hoped for from his normally
supportive and informative group.

dejola wrote:
> I would like to know how I can go about determining who, if anyone, is
> hopping on to my unsecured wireless network to surf he web, etc. It's
> not that I care, as long as here use doesn't unduly diminish my signal
> strength, but I am just curious to know. I don't expect the find out
> their name.
>
> Anybody know how I might do this?
>
> Thanks.



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Old 09-11-2006, 05:53 PM
Ron
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dejola wrote:
> I would like to know how I can go about determining who, if anyone, is
> hopping on to my unsecured wireless network to surf he web, etc. It's
> not that I care, as long as here use doesn't unduly diminish my signal
> strength, but I am just curious to know. I don't expect the find out
> their name.
>
> Anybody know how I might do this?
>
> Thanks.
>


If DHCP is enabled, logon to your wireless access point. You will see
how many IP addresses are leased to client PCs.

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Old 09-11-2006, 06:35 PM
dejola
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Default Re: Who is Using My Wireless Network?

Now, Ron, that more like it, in the true spirit of usenet.
Thank you.

Ron wrote:
> dejola wrote:
> > I would like to know how I can go about determining who, if anyone, is
> > hopping on to my unsecured wireless network to surf he web, etc. It's
> > not that I care, as long as here use doesn't unduly diminish my signal
> > strength, but I am just curious to know. I don't expect the find out
> > their name.
> >
> > Anybody know how I might do this?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >

>
> If DHCP is enabled, logon to your wireless access point. You will see
> how many IP addresses are leased to client PCs.



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Old 09-11-2006, 06:40 PM
Ron
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dejola wrote:
> Now, Ron, that more like it, in the true spirit of usenet.
> Thank you.
>
> Ron wrote:
>
>>dejola wrote:
>>
>>>I would like to know how I can go about determining who, if anyone, is
>>>hopping on to my unsecured wireless network to surf he web, etc. It's
>>>not that I care, as long as here use doesn't unduly diminish my signal
>>>strength, but I am just curious to know. I don't expect the find out
>>>their name.
>>>
>>>Anybody know how I might do this?
>>>
>>>Thanks.
>>>

>>
>>If DHCP is enabled, logon to your wireless access point. You will see
>>how many IP addresses are leased to client PCs.

>
>


You are welcome.

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Old 09-11-2006, 06:44 PM
DanR
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dejola wrote:
> I would like to know how I can go about determining who, if anyone, is
> hopping on to my unsecured wireless network to surf he web, etc. It's
> not that I care, as long as here use doesn't unduly diminish my signal
> strength, but I am just curious to know. I don't expect the find out
> their name.
>
> Anybody know how I might do this?
>
> Thanks.


airsnare
http://www.download.com/3000-2092_4-10255195.html




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Old 09-11-2006, 08:41 PM
Mark McIntyre
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On 11 Sep 2006 10:45:47 -0700, in alt.internet.wireless , "dejola"
<johnandjanet@gmail.com> wrote:

>Certainly not the kind of answers I had hoped for from his normally
>supportive and informative group.


You haven't given us much help. For instance, what AP? What router ?
What machines do you have yourself ? Whats the location like? etc etc
etc. Heck, for all we know you're running a 900Ghz microwave mesh
using FubarIOS enabled routers and directional antennae, located on
the far side of the moon.

Describe what you have, so that people can make suggestions which are
relevant.

>> not that I care, as long as here use doesn't unduly diminish my signal


You probably ought to - if they spent a coupla days d/ling kiddy pron
or hacking banking websites you could find your collar being felt,
with little defence. "I deliberately left the gate open cos I didn't
care" won't work that well... .

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Old 09-11-2006, 09:13 PM
Jeff Liebermann
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On 11 Sep 2006 10:09:00 -0700, "dejola" <johnandjanet@gmail.com>
wrote:

>I would like to know how I can go about determining who, if anyone, is
>hopping on to my unsecured wireless network to surf he web, etc. It's
>not that I care, as long as here use doesn't unduly diminish my signal
>strength, but I am just curious to know. I don't expect the find out
>their name.


Users do not affect the signal strength. However, they do use up
bandwidth. Without any form of bandwidth limiting, it's conceivable
that a random user might decide to run some file sharing program and
monopolize *ALL* your available bandwidth.

>Anybody know how I might do this?


This would be much easier if you had disclosed the maker and model of
your wireless router, router, wireless access point, and possibly
DSL/cable/satellite modem. There's no solution that works for every
combination of hardware and broadband.

The easiest is to monitor the traffic between the wireless router and
the internet connection. If you have an integrated
modem/router/wireless, you can't easily do this. I prefer to use SNMP
or SYSLOG for the purpose, but that might be overkill for your
purposes. Some software and applications worth considering:

1. WRT54G/GS router with DD-WRT or OpenWRT firmware. Monitor the
wireless connections. Try my office router at:
https://office.learnbydestroying.com:8080
Near the bottom. Hmmm... no wireless connections at this time.

2. http://home.comcast.net/~jay.deboer/airsnare/

3. If you have a Linksys BEFxxx series of router, they supply quite a
bit of connection info using SNMP traps. Not only do you get the user
count, you also get to see what they're doing. I use:
http://svs.sv.funpic.de
Check the list of supported routers first.

Lots of others. If you had searched Google groups before posting, you
might have found:
| http://groups.google.com/group/alt.i...6a3e6bef32cc8b
| http://groups.google.com/group/alt.i...e1a8a5c69b97a5

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# 831-336-2558 jeffl@comix.santa-cruz.ca.us
# http://802.11junk.com jeffl@cruzio.com
# http://www.LearnByDestroying.com AE6KS

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Old 09-11-2006, 11:29 PM
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Default Re: Who is Using My Wireless Network?


Regardless of the network hardware you've selected, this software will
show you a list of IPs connected, and where they are surfing:
http://www.dnsredirector.com


dejola wrote:
> I would like to know how I can go about determining who, if anyone, is
> hopping on to my unsecured wireless network to surf he web, etc. It's
> not that I care, as long as here use doesn't unduly diminish my signal
> strength, but I am just curious to know. I don't expect the find out
> their name.
>
> Anybody know how I might do this?
>
> Thanks.



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Old 09-12-2006, 02:09 AM
dejola
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Default Re: Who is Using My Wireless Network?

My thanks to all for the many observations and suggestions. I've been
persuaded that I should secure my little wireless network! And that
would make my original question moot.

Thanks again.


dejola wrote:
> I would like to know how I can go about determining who, if anyone, is
> hopping on to my unsecured wireless network to surf he web, etc. It's
> not that I care, as long as here use doesn't unduly diminish my signal
> strength, but I am just curious to know. I don't expect the find out
> their name.
>
> Anybody know how I might do this?
>
> Thanks.



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Old 09-12-2006, 07:28 PM
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Default Re: Who is Using My Wireless Network?

Yeah, and in the "true spirit of usenet" you posted a question without
enough detail. Lo and behold you didn't get useful answers.... because you
didn't give enough detail. Yeesh, the idiocy never ceases.



"dejola" <johnandjanet@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1157999756.652529.291840@h48g2000cwc.googlegr oups.com...
> Now, Ron, that more like it, in the true spirit of usenet.



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Old 09-12-2006, 11:46 PM
dejola
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Default Re: Who is Using My Wireless Network?

And so that makes me an idiot, huh? Lighten up Mr. Kearny. There is no
need for insults.

Thanks for your profound insight.


Bill Kearney wrote:
> Yeah, and in the "true spirit of usenet" you posted a question without
> enough detail. Lo and behold you didn't get useful answers.... because you
> didn't give enough detail. Yeesh, the idiocy never ceases.
>
>
>
> "dejola" <johnandjanet@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1157999756.652529.291840@h48g2000cwc.googlegr oups.com...
> > Now, Ron, that more like it, in the true spirit of usenet.



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Old 09-13-2006, 12:26 PM
Bill Kearney
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Whoa! Misinterpreting AND mispelling? A two-fer from the pantheon of
classis usenet mistakes.

No doubt to be followed by the usual deceased equestrian abuse of a
prolonged thread...


"dejola" <johnandjanet@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1158104790.390878.192460@e3g2000cwe.googlegro ups.com...
> And so that makes me an idiot, huh? Lighten up Mr. Kearny. There is no
> need for insults.
>
> Bill Kearney wrote:
> > Yeah, and in the "true spirit of usenet" you posted a question without
> > enough detail. Lo and behold you didn't get useful answers.... because

you
> > didn't give enough detail. Yeesh, the idiocy never ceases.



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Old 09-13-2006, 10:35 PM
Mark McIntyre
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On Wed, 13 Sep 2006 17:52:06 GMT, in alt.internet.wireless , Spender
<Spender@Mars.org> wrote:

>On Wed, 13 Sep 2006 08:26:54 -0400, "Bill Kearney" <wkearney99@hotmail.com>
>wrote:
>
>>Whoa! Misinterpreting AND mispelling? A two-fer from the pantheon of
>>classis usenet mistakes.

>
>Classis?


Ii wouldn't be a spelling flame if it didn't contain at least on
spleling mistake.

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