Can you tell if anyone is connected to your network?

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  1. PowermacG5 macrumors regular

    PowermacG5

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    Can you tell if anyone is connected to your network? I think someone is steeling my internet. I have a dlink router :( and dont want to go to the trouble of puting a password on.
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    First thing is that a password is a must.

    Second, just log into the router and check the logs. You'll get a list of every MAC address that has connected to your router.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Heh... so what are you going to do, even if someone is leeching? Why not set up one of the many things that will thwart most casual users, like MAC filtering?

    The way to do this is router specific. You should be able to get a client list by logging into the router's IP address (the same way you set up the router).

    Depending on the model, the procedure should be something like this:

    http://support.dlink.com/faq/view.asp?prod_id=1738&question=clients
     
  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    Not sure whether the D-Link does this, but on my Netgear there's a page that shows connected devices. It shows the MAC address and hostname of my two Macs (the hostname is there because I have my router defined as the DNS server). The Netgear also e-mails me it's log file once a day. Can the D-Link do that, as it will let you know what sites are being connected to and at what times?
     
  5. PowermacG5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    dejo

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    No, the short answer is yes.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    LOL, PMG5, did you *read* any of the responses? Three people told you how to do it before you wrote that response. :eek: :p
     
  8. PowermacG5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Im sick

    I should be in bed im sweating buckets for no reason...
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Awwww, do you think you have a flu? Maybe you should see a doctor? I'm sowwy. :(
     

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