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Solved: network monitering help needed

Discussion in 'Networking' started by poloski89, Feb 8, 2012.

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  1. poloski89

    poloski89 Thread Starter

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    i was trying to play a game online one night when i was getting some really bad lag. something was eating up bandwidth.. i went on my router and saw an unknown device that i saw earlier that day but ignored. it also caused sever lag on netflix. i know it wasn't me because i set all my programs and OS to not auto update absolutely anything.

    my question is what can i use to monitor all activities of all the devices connected to our router? i already used the access control and mac address filter features on our net gear router. i already confirmed it wasn't anyone in our house that got past our password protected router and downloaded at high speeds so I'm thinking if i can somehow turn access control off temporarily and monitor the whole network maybe i can find out who got passed our router security.

    any suggestions?
     
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    Secure your wireless network with at least WPA-PSK TKIP encryption and a strong passphrase (mixture of letters and numbers at least; not a dictionary word).
     
  3. poloski89

    poloski89 Thread Starter

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    thanks for the suggestion but i was thinking more along the lines of monitoring all the other pc's on the router real time. what ports there using, how much bandwidth is being used for what, etc. know any good programs for that or if its even possible?
     
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