Check who is using my wirless connection?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MacRumoron, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. MacRumoron macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2005
    I was just wondering, is it possible to check all computers/devices that are using my wireless internet?

    I just want a way to make sure no one is "borrowing" from me :)

  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    You should have a log in your router. You'll be able to get a list of all the MAC addresses that connected to your router.

    If your router is secure with a good encryption like WPA, you won't have to worry.
  3. igucl macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2003
    Do the Apple routers keep logs? How do I access it?
  4. Aramis macrumors member


    Feb 25, 2006
    East Coast
    Well it will vary from router to router, but for my NetGear, I can login to the console and "view attached devices". This will show who's currently using your network. If I am not mistaken you can use logging to log mac addresses that connect to your network. Again, how to do this will vary by router.
  5. satty macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2004
    You can't beat Wellington on a good day
  6. jimN macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2005
    Just stick a password in and stop worrying. I had a housemate who used to borrow other people's wireless whenever he forgot the password for our network (it was pay as you go at the time and he didn't have the password stored on his machine) but he'd always reset their start page to a security site as a gentle reminder. Mildly irritating for our careless neighbours but they eventually got the message and protected their connection.

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