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Old 01-26-2005, 06:09 PM   #1
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Question who is connected to my wifi router?


How can I see who is connected to my wifi router (linksys WRT54G)?
In the config pages there is a status page but it only displays info about DHCP...
Is there any utility that allows to see who is connected so I can detect any pirates accessing to my wifi network?
Many thanks in advance for any reply!
 
Old 01-26-2005, 08:02 PM   #2
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some time like my rouder you can log in to it i type my gateway in my webbrower and a box askes for you user name and pass so see if that helps
 
Old 01-26-2005, 08:05 PM   #3
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you should login to the rouder at the prompt enter
user or admin
for the user and no pass
you may need to vist the linksys site
 
Old 01-26-2005, 08:08 PM   #4
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(The Linksys default password is admin.)
 
Old 01-27-2005, 03:22 AM   #5
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?!?
no, no, thats not what I'm asking...
I can connect to my router using admin account and access the config pages, no problem about that.
What I want is a utility to view all the hosts that are connected to my wifi router, there must be a table somewhere inside the wifi router with at least the MAC address of the hosts connected to it...
I know my wifi router also has a DHCP server but I'm not using it, I'm using the DHCP server activated in my linux gateway. So I can't use the router's DHCP connection table to see who is connecting with an automatic ip address...Anyway if someone connects with a fix ip I can't see it in the DHCP connection table...
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So, what I really want is: who is connected to my wifi router?!? I want an utility with a list of connected hosts...!-)
 
Old 01-27-2005, 07:07 AM   #6
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The Linksys routers don't really have a utility, but on one of the wireless pages there is a link that should be called something like "Wireless Client MAC list" (sorry, I can't give you exact details because it depends on what version of Linksys firmware you've got running). It is usually the page that allows you to controll wireless access by MAC address and the list shows you every computer that is connected wirelessly. I think that will show you computers that connected via a static IP as well, but I'm not entirely sure.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 08:36 AM   #7
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humm... yes, I gess this could be a solution... but it is similar to the DHCP solution, to have this I would have to activate the MAC address filtering and check out all MAC addresses of my hosts to include them in the list of allowed hosts... lots of work :-(
What I was looking for was some list of connected hosts, no matter theyr IP or MAC address, this way for new hosts I only have to configure the client wifi drive with my SSID and my WEP key, without touching the router's config...
Then, with my new tool that lists all connected hosts I could send an email to the network admin (myself:-) each time a new hosts tryes to connect...
 
Old 01-27-2005, 09:38 AM   #8
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but it is similar to the DHCP solution, to have this I would have to activate the MAC address filtering and check out all MAC addresses of my hosts to include them in the list of allowed hosts... lots of work :-(
Not quite. The MAC address link lists the MAC address the router sees whether you have filtering on or not.

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What I was looking for was some list of connected hosts, no matter theyr IP or MAC address, this way for new hosts I only have to configure the client wifi drive with my SSID and my WEP key, without touching the router's config...
To be honest, I'm confused by this. Why would you ever need to touch the router's config? Just allowing a new client doesn't mean you have to change your SSID and WEP key.

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Then, with my new tool that lists all connected hosts I could send an email to the network admin (myself:-) each time a new hosts tryes to connect...
About the only suggestions I have would be to either write a script that polls the MAC address link every few minutes to see if a new MAC address has showed up or to have the router log to your linux box and write a program to monitor that. However, I don't know if the linksys logs contain the info you need.
 
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Not quite. The MAC address link lists the MAC address the router sees whether you have filtering on or not.
humm... gona check this tonight... I don't think I have a list of connected MAC addresses, what I have is a list of allowed MAC addresses and maybe an indicator for those that are connected at the time.

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To be honest, I'm confused by this. Why would you ever need to touch the router's config? Just allowing a new client doesn't mean you have to change your SSID and WEP key.
no, no... I don't change the SSID or WEP on the server side, I configure it on the client side, this I allways have to do, obviously. What I mean is if I have the MAC filtering activated I also have to touch the router and add another MAC address to the list.


About your possible solutions, I'll check if I really have the connected MAC list, this would be an easy solution. I also activated the log file at the router but I didn't check its content yet, maybe there I have something when someone connects...
 
Old 02-25-2009, 05:12 AM   #10
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How can I see who is connected to my wifi router (linksys WRT54G)?
In the config pages there is a status page but it only displays info about DHCP...
Is there any utility that allows to see who is connected so I can detect any pirates accessing to my wifi network?
Many thanks in advance for any reply!
go to your browser
type in address bar

192.168.1.x/wclient.htm
___________
|
|_Router's Ip address...

this will solve the problem..
 
Old 02-25-2009, 07:19 AM   #11
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Please don't dig up ancient threads. This one is five years old.
 
Old 03-09-2010, 02:01 PM   #12
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how to view ip addresses of computers connected to your router

if u r using linux u can use etherape which will give u ip addresses and websites all going through ur router
 
Old 03-09-2010, 03:43 PM   #13
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Once again, please do not dig up old threads.
 
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I would like to say thank you to nirjharoberoi who took the time in 2009 to post an effective answer to the question. Even if it was a few years old. After all I used Google to find this thread and it proved very helpful to me in 2011!

P.S. I registered to this form just to say that because I found Hangdog42 post so irritating!
 
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I have netgear I look at attached devices it prints out list of everyone on network.
 
  


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