Where can you see if someone is on your network?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by lukester, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. lukester macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2009
    I got a message this morning pop up and said another computer was on my IP address..

    Or something like that..

    I changed my password on my Apple router but what else can I do to see if anyone else maybe using my network?
  2. ssls6 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 7, 2013
    You may have been the other computer (it happens sometimes). But to your question, open airport utility and clock on the router, it should show all connected clients.
  3. satcomer, Nov 17, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2013

    satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    What router are you using? A lot of routers have logs you can look at. Plus since Dashboard is still in 10.9 then get the Dashboard program WhoisConeected.

    Also consider getting the shareware program Little Snitch. Then you could monitor every packet going out of your Mac.
  4. FoxFifth macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2012
    One way that you can get the "Another device on the network is using your computer's IP address" message is the following scenario that has happened to me:
    1) you have multiple devices connected to your router and your router reboots while one of those devices is in sleep mode;
    2) you then start your computer and the router assigns it an IP address; the IP address may be the same as the sleeping device because the router lost that information when it rebooted;
    3) when the sleeping device is then used it triggers the duplicate IP address message.

    Here is another article (3 years old and very likely no longer correct about current iOS devices) http://osxdaily.com/2010/09/19/another-device-on-the-network-is-using-your-computers-ip-address/
  5. TheBacklash Suspended


    Oct 23, 2013
    it's not necessarily someone "on" your network..

    Last year it was happening to me, always my iMac doing it and nothing else.

    Both the osxdaily link and the one here are correct in the possible reasons.
    If you search the Apple discussions it pops up from time to time.

    My network is hidden and a very strong password, so I was pretty sure someone wasn't on mine.

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