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Discussion in 'Networking' started by brian_oates33, Oct 25, 2007.

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  1. brian_oates33

    brian_oates33 Thread Starter

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    I don’t know if this is the right place to post this, but my question does have to do with networking…I recently moved into an apartment complex and I have my wireless network up and running. It is secured but I was wondering if there is any way that I could tell when someone tries to get onto my network?
     
  2. gamerbyron

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    I'm not a networking person, but I would say you could check your router configuration, and it'll show you the results. My dad does that and checks the router and know who is online. Be sure to create a password so no one would hack your network, I guess.
     
  3. reezin14

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    What kind of router do you have ? Most routers today will let you check your DCHP client list to let you know who is logged onto your network.First get your gateways ip address.>start>run>cmd>ipconfig/all>record default gateways ip.Type default gateway into web browser and look for something similar to DCHP client list. And as you've already stated that you're running security,but you never know --maybe changing your setting wouldn't be such a bad ideal.
     
  4. thehorace

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    Yea most routers show who is connected ;)
     
  5. JohnWill

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    What encryption are you using? If you are using WPA or WPA2 and have a long and random key, 20 characters or more, I wouldn't worry about it. You are very secure with WPA and a strong key.
     
  6. brian_oates33

    brian_oates33 Thread Starter

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    I’m using a Belkin router and it’s WPA 2 secured. I found the DCHP client list and now know how to use it. Thanks Guys…
     
  7. dchambers4296

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    What you can do is download network magic ( www.networkmagic.com ) and what this software has is a intuitive network map that displays the PC or device name, its IP address, subnet, OS, etc. It is an all around good software for you to monitor your network.
     
  8. JohnWill

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    I can't imagine why he'd need Network Magic, he's already solved his issue. :rolleyes:
     
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    You can mark your own threads solved using the thread tools at the top of the page in the upper right corner.© :)
     
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