How to see if someone has hacked my wifi?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by james*b, May 27, 2011.

  1. james*b macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2011
    How can I tell if an unauthorised person is using my (WEP encrypted) WIFI?
  2. Finch7 macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2009
    What router are you using? With most wireless routers you can log into your router by entering its IP address into your browser address bar then enabling the log.

    using airport utility
    under Manual Set Up
    click on Advanced at the top>Statistics Tab>Log and Statistics button>Wireless Client...only shows current connections
  3. Zerozal macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2009
    Finch7's suggestion is a good one if you want to monitor all the connections over time, but you may have an option in your router's admin page to see currently connected devices without enabling the log.

    On my Netgear router, there's an option to "Show Connected Devices" that will show what is connected to your WiFi.
  4. dXTC macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2006
    Up, up in my studio, studio
    While you're at it, you may want to change your encryption scheme to WPA or WPA2. From what I've read in articles, WEP encryption has become rather easy for hackers to defeat.

    The only thing that might keep you from switching is an older Wi-Fi device you use that only has WEP encryption available.

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