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Offline cast-fish

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« on: September 05, 2016, 09:18:03 AM »
Hello TCL, was just wondering if anybody is familiar with any type of app or tool which sits in the tray and can alert you to any other devices that have logged into your wi fi router? (apart from any of your own devices at home)....so that you can then ban that alien device. I would imagine the tool would require that the machine was wired to the router in question and would monitor it. Thx V

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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2016, 10:00:17 AM »
solved.....it really was very easy to find a tool to do this. They seem abundant so. If you are on a metered DSL contract like me, wi fi intruders could take you over your limit and you are billed. (not withstanding that the intruder would also make lesser you web feed)  Thx V

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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2016, 03:31:30 PM »
Hi

I hope you don't mind me asking but what did you do?

2) I have a router that can use MAC filtering, 

If interested here is how I do it. router setups vary of course.

I find my DHCP list which also shows MACs



then I find the config area to setup MAC filter.


 


copy and paste the details into a new filter.


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Re: wi-fi
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2016, 06:13:03 AM »
right.

that seems handy. You supply your router with a list of "just your devices" to accept for connection. All other devices are rejected. 

I used a third party free tool .LIke a guard on the gates of your wi fi that just alerts you to intruders. You then write down those intruder mac codes and go into your router and block them. Or you power off your gear until the intruder gives up....

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Re: wi-fi
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2016, 11:36:43 AM »
Modern routers/gateways are much smarter these days..

For example I open the router supplied app on PC or iPhone and allow or not allow any clients which attempt to connect.  Not Allow option is set by default, however hardware spoofing may be an issue..


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Re: wi-fi
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2016, 05:59:57 AM »
right coreplayer.....you see my router here is extremely unusual. It is probably one of the few router designs on earth that does not have a flashing traffic light for ativity. There are about 30 million of these router boxes in the UK. The reason the box was designed this way is the TELCO do not want customers realizing that the box is acting as a free WI FI hotspot for public in the street outside their home. You cant see an activity light and therefor don't know your router is passing traffic or even potentially also ha an intruder. My TELCO also dont tell you in the DSL contract that your "optionally opted into the WI FI pool" ...i'ts a tiny sentnce on page 6 of the contract and meaningless to 99 percent of customers and thats even if they actually ever see their contract....most don't So yes, because of the hotspotting the router box is therefor prety powerful and signal area ia about 30 meters...plenty of scope for potential intruders sat close by

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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2016, 06:03:54 AM »
......or even potentially has an intruder.....

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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2016, 06:08:02 AM »
finally.......yes, the box does not even have an activity flashing light for Channel 1 wi-fi signals going into my room area. So if you got any intruder on that channel you can't detect this visually......for example, often is the times that when i use the web it's static web pages for hours....if an extra intruedre was surfng VIDEO in those hours or streaming music....i would know via a flashing activity light.....but NO LIGHT on my box ruins this safety net.