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> Wifi Monitoring Program, what is a good choice for Win XP ?
Jon_J
post Apr 25 2007, 08:36 AM
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I just got my first router this week and have it all setup and both of my Zs connect fine.
It is a brand new Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Broadband router, version 8.0 firmware.
What I'm looking for is a monitoring program that shows incoming wireless connections while I'm at my desktop PC.
I'm looking for something that has a desktop window or tray icon that shows any traffic to my wireless side of my router.
What do people that use Windows on their desktop PC, recommend?

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post Apr 29 2007, 10:38 AM
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QUOTE(Jon_J @ Apr 25 2007, 07:36 AM)
I just got my first router this week and have it all setup and both of my Zs connect fine.
It is a brand new Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Broadband router, version 8.0 firmware.
What I'm looking for is a monitoring program that shows incoming wireless connections while I'm at my desktop PC.
I'm looking for something that has a desktop window or tray icon that shows any traffic to my wireless side of my router.
What do people that use Windows on their desktop PC, recommend?

Thank you,
Jon
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Not use Windows? Doesn't your router show this?
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post Apr 29 2007, 06:06 PM
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Give NetStumbler a try and it is free.
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post May 2 2007, 05:31 PM
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QUOTE(freizugheit @ Apr 29 2007, 05:06 PM)
Give NetStumbler a try and it is free.
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That's really not what it's for. It won't show clients. Just the access points. Easiest way would be to find an older laptop and run Backtrack off the cdrom and then run kismet.
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post May 4 2007, 12:16 PM
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QUOTE(BarryW @ Apr 29 2007, 01:38 PM)
Not use Windows?  Doesn't your router show this?
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I do have a light that flashes on my router that shows activity in "WLAN"
I probably won't be able to locate such a program for windows, but I wanted to have a user interface (in windows), that shows if someone is trying to log in or access my router from outside my house, and hopefully tell me where the incoming signal is originating from.
This is probably not possible, but since I'm not experienced with wireless, I just wanted to know what the flashing lights indicate when I'm not doing anything and am not accessing my router from one of my wireless devices.

thank you,
Jon
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post May 4 2007, 03:00 PM
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QUOTE(Jon_J @ May 4 2007, 03:16 PM)
I do have a light that flashes on my router that shows activity in "WLAN"
I probably won't be able to locate such a program for windows, but I wanted to have a user interface (in windows), that shows if someone is trying to log in or access my router from outside my house, and hopefully tell me where the incoming signal is originating from.
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I don't know how easy this would be to do in Windoze (relatively easy to script it in Linux, I'd expect) AND I don't know much about the Linksys user interface (I'm assuming that it has a browser interface for configuration)... So that's my disclaimer. smile.gif

You could try opening the router in your browser, finding the page that indicates connected devices, and copying that URL. Then, write a script to open that page directly by slightly editing the copied URL to include the login name and password like: http://login:password@your.router.ip.addre...vices_page.html. The script would open this page, parse it to extract the connected devices, and issue some type of warning if/when something new connects.

There. Super simple. wink.gif
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post May 7 2007, 11:05 AM
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QUOTE(Jon_J @ May 4 2007, 11:16 AM)
QUOTE(BarryW @ Apr 29 2007, 01:38 PM)
Not use Windows?  Doesn't your router show this?
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I do have a light that flashes on my router that shows activity in "WLAN"
I probably won't be able to locate such a program for windows, but I wanted to have a user interface (in windows), that shows if someone is trying to log in or access my router from outside my house, and hopefully tell me where the incoming signal is originating from.
This is probably not possible, but since I'm not experienced with wireless, I just wanted to know what the flashing lights indicate when I'm not doing anything and am not accessing my router from one of my wireless devices.

thank you,
Jon
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You're not going to get this with linksys equipment. You'll also need at least three wifi routers to give you a (very) rough idea of where the signal is coming from. Give it a good (not a dictionary word) wpa password and change the name of the access point, ie, not linksys, and you shouldn't have to worry about it.
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post May 25 2007, 11:39 PM
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If you have linksys equipment, dd-wrt has a pretty slick wifi info page.
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