How Do You Find Out Who's Using Your Network Connection?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Bali Cockfight, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. Bali Cockfight macrumors regular

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    I am curious if someone is using my network connection because I notice I have to unplug my router every once and awhile and I only had to do this when I used to use p2p software.

    Thanks!
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    If the router is running a DHCP server, you should be able to look at its clients table.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    ...Or if you use an AirPort, you can use AirPort Management Utility to check for other MAC addresses. You may need to download it from here, as AirPort Management Tools. :)
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    No luck getting it to work on Intel. :(
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  6. mcmadhatter macrumors 6502

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    It would probably be overkill for what you want, as a simple DHCP lookup would serfice, but if you did find people on your network you could downlaod ethereal to see what they are doing on your network.

    A more entertaining thing to do is to run etherpeg, which brings up a window which shows any pictures that are going through your network (so you can see the ppictures form the webpages they are viewing in realtime)
     

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