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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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Jon
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Jon_J
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.

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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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