Office wifi question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by calvinc, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. calvinc macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2010
    I have a personal iPhone. If I use wifi in my office, will the IT department be able to see what I am doing? Thanks.
  2. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816


    Jun 21, 2010
    San Francisco, Ca
    I highly doubt they monitor usage over wifi, but it can easily be done with most basic wireless N routers nowadays.
  3. iVoid macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2007
    It depends on the IT department, it's policies, and how closely they monitor things.

    Since they probably have a firewall, they could check the logs to see what IP is downloading [whatever it is you don't want them to know you are downloading] and track you down. They'd have to figure out who's iPhone it was, though.

    But they have to care to dig through the logs to find who is doing what, when, and how.
  4. Rooskibar03 macrumors 65816


    Feb 5, 2007
    State of Denial
    Short Answer: Yes.

    Its the companys network, if you are doing something on it you're not supposed to then accept the fact they may very well know.

    Its a "customer" wireless network, then its probably not watched.

    If its password protected then I wouldnt' be visiting any porn sites.
  5. DoubleSh0t macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Your employer owns the network. They can absolutely monitor the data. Different IT departments have different policies regarding this. But in my experience, if you're on your employers network, you need to be careful what you're bringing over their connection.
  6. VenusianSky macrumors 65816


    Aug 28, 2008
    If the wifi is not secured (no authentication required) my guess is that they probably don't monitor. To me, a business with a non-secured wireless network shows a complete disregard for computer security, and the security of the business. To me, it is doubtful that they would be monitoring internet activity.

    If you do have to authenticate with the wireless network and you can connect any personal device to it, I would say take no chances. IT most certainly can monitor activity.

    Our wireless domain network requires authentication by the computer/device in order to connect. This prevents users from bringing their personal computer/device and simply entering their credentials to get on the network.
  7. KGWVU macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2010
    I work in IT, and yes, they can and will track it. Most monitoring software sends a report to an 'admin' at predertimined intervals showing top surfer, top sites, time spent on sites, etc. Does your WiFi require you to log into the office domain? If not, just rename your iphone 'John's iPhone' and do as you wish. If you want to mess with a co-worker, name it their iphone and have a blast! However, if you are required to log into the domain to access the internet over wifi, all usage is tied to your AD account and you're out of luck.
  8. iceterminal macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2008
    Dallas Tx.
    Can they see what you do over their wi-fi?

    Will they look at their wi-fi:
    In most cases, no. Unless you're doing massive amounts of traffic. Most of us IT guys know better, bandwidth hogs are normally wired. But they might look at the logs from time to time to check for nefarious deeds.

    So its best to not do anything bad if its not your network. Normal browsing is fine. Stay way from barnyard clown monkey knife fighting porn.
  9. iggypod macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2010
  10. woodekm macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2008
    How about just 3G? Possible to track/ someone just using 3G with wifi off on the phone?

    Or can they at least see your number, and data somehow? I always wondered that.
  11. DoubleSh0t macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Your IT Dept. cannot monitor your 3G data on your personal device.
  12. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

    Sleazy E

    Nov 24, 2009

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