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Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

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Sorry in advance if this has been asked many times previously, but I'm new to a Mac (NEVER going back to Windows!). Is there a software app for Leopard that will show me who (like my neighbor) might be using my wireless router to connect to the Internet? I used my Airport Utility to export a log file which was pretty useful, but I'm looking for something a bit more intuitive and easier to use.

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If you lock your wireless using wep or wpa(better) nobody else will be showing up as they cannot get in.
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So your Router is an Airport Extreme or other Apple router?? You want to know if anyone is trying to steal WiFi from you?
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So your Router is an Airport Extreme or other Apple router?? You want to know if anyone is trying to steal WiFi from you?
Yep, I have an Airport Extreme (about 2 months old) and I'm using WPA2 with a pretty decent password. I'm also using MAC filtering. But this guy next door is a big time network guy and not overly trustworthy. So I'm very interested to see and/or track who may have been able to use my wireless router to access the 'net and go to "naughty" Internet web sites via my IP address! So I'm hoping there's a Leopard app out there that I can use.
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macsniffer will give you an idea who and what are using your network

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There are other things you can do besides have a strong password. At least on most routers, I've never used an Apple Router, you can select to not broadcast the network name. That is like have 2 passwords. The person needs to know network name and password before they can sign on.
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There are other things you can do besides have a strong password. At least on most routers, I've never used an Apple Router, you can select to not broadcast the network name. That is like have 2 passwords. The person needs to know network name and password before they can sign on.
I've already done that as well, but thank you. What I'm looking for is an app to tell me who's on my network and/or who's trying
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Yep, I have an Airport Extreme (about 2 months old) and I'm using WPA2 with a pretty decent password. I'm also using MAC filtering. But this guy next door is a big time network guy and not overly trustworthy. So I'm very interested to see and/or track who may have been able to use my wireless router to access the 'net and go to "naughty" Internet web sites via my IP address! So I'm hoping there's a Leopard app out there that I can use.
with wpa2, i doubt he is on your net.
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with wpa2, i doubt he is on your net.
Not unless he's cracked my password, hence the reason for my post looking for an app to show who's on my net.
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then just log onto your router and it will show you a list of everything connected.
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then just log onto your router and it will show you a list of everything connected.
Ugh. Forget it!
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I found out the 17 people were using my wireless!! It's so annoying because they can obviously access it but the connection with my mac keeps failing!!!
I've blocked their computers now. Also don't know how they accessed it because I do have security enabled on the laptop! (I didn't set the wireless up only been playing with it for the last 4 days!)

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I just replaced my Dell PC with my 1st iMac. Also have Airport Extreme up and running almost a year. But it would be great if I could see on my iMac desktop all of the wireless connections I have running, either Up or Down. Like printers, computers, iphones, and my Dishnetwork connection. I have looked for an App or a Widget, but have not found one. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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I just replaced my Dell PC with my 1st iMac. Also have Airport Extreme up and running almost a year. But it would be great if I could see on my iMac desktop all of the wireless connections I have running, either Up or Down. Like printers, computers, iphones, and my Dishnetwork connection. I have looked for an App or a Widget, but have not found one. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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That's exactly what I'm looking for. If I find something, l'll let you know.
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