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Wi Fi Tracking

Discussion in 'Networking' started by amrinder_logic, Jun 19, 2012.

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  1. amrinder_logic

    amrinder_logic Thread Starter

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    Dear all

    I have purchased Internet plan for monthly 20 GB . Problem is that after monthly plan starts, it gets 17 or 19 gb data used within 5 or 6 days. I am not using that amount of download of Videos or some other stuff but Wi Fi is enabled on my network. I want to track who is consuming this Amount of data in downloading by getting IP number / name of that pc on my network. Kindly help me as it has happened for 3rd straight month.


    Amrinder Singh
     
  2. Mhouser

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    This is usually on the web interface for most Routers.
    Log into the interface via Gateway IP address.

    Find this address by going to START menu - Run - type: cmd
    In Prompt Window type: ipconfig

    Type address for Default Gateway into web browser.
     
  3. etaf

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    Log into the router and if you are not using wireless - disable it
    if you are - ask members of family what they are doing and change the password to something not dictionary related and then see who asks for the code and discuss what they are doing with the internet ?
     
  4. valis

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    this doesn't work, we will need to check for malware.......but it's nice to get the humans exonerated first. :)
     
  5. Padeo

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    along with checking for malware, check your wifi settings to see if it is open or locked (via browser->gateway IP, i.e., http://nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn). If it's open, lock it so that whomever uses your wifi needs a password (or passphrase or passkey). I use a 4G portable hotspot that has 50Gb limit and needed to lock it as well for the same reason.
     
  6. Mhouser

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    Netgear WNR2000 routers comes with Traffic Meter page

    Traffic control by (Download, Upload, Both, or Unlimited)
    Monthly limit (in Mbytes)
    Connect time control (how many hours someone can be connected to the network)

    Does your device have anything like this?
     
  7. amrinder_logic

    amrinder_logic Thread Starter

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    Guys. I am not so much known to theses Gateways / Login in Routers stuff etc. Can you please brief me in very simple way. Regards.
     
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