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Wireless Network Watcher for Linux? Ms Win has it but do we?
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Dec 2012, 03:57    Post subject:  Wireless Network Watcher for Linux? Ms Win has it but do we?  

Wireless Network Watcher
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

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Wireless Network Watcher is a small utility that scans your wireless network and displays the list of all computers and devices that are currently connected to your network.
For every computer or device that is connected to your network, the following information is displayed: IP address, MAC address, the company that manufactured the network card, and optionally the computer name.
You can also export the connected devices list into html/xml/csv/text file, or copy the list to the clipboard and then paste into Excel or other spreadsheet application.

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Dec 2012, 04:34    Post subject:  

ifconfig

http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-to-display-and-list-all-network-interfaces-and-devices-in-linux/
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Dec 2012, 05:08    Post subject:  

If you use a router you will have detailed network information available as an option somewhere in the admin menu. Just login to the router. This will include all connections regardless of operating system.
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Dec 2012, 06:36    Post subject:  

Terryphi wrote:
If you use a router you will have detailed network information available as an option somewhere in the admin menu. Just login to the router. This will include all connections regardless of operating system.

Will it list any uninvited FON "guest" on a BT router ? ...

http://www.bt.com/static/wa/wifi/pages/findhotspots.html

http://corp.fon.com/en/this-is-fon/safe-and-secure/
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Dec 2012, 06:51    Post subject:  

Barkin wrote:
Terryphi wrote:
If you use a router you will have detailed network information available as an option somewhere in the admin menu. Just login to the router. This will include all connections regardless of operating system.

Will it list any uninvited FON "guest" on a BT router ? ...

http://www.bt.com/static/wa/wifi/pages/findhotspots.html

http://corp.fon.com/en/this-is-fon/safe-and-secure/


A good router should show all connections. Frankly, I wouldn't touch BT or FON with a bargepole!

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Dec 2012, 08:50    Post subject:  

Terryphi wrote:
Barkin wrote:
Terryphi wrote:
If you use a router you will have detailed network information available as an option somewhere in the admin menu. Just login to the router. This will include all connections regardless of operating system.

Will it list any uninvited FON "guest" on a BT router ? ...

http://www.bt.com/static/wa/wifi/pages/findhotspots.html

http://corp.fon.com/en/this-is-fon/safe-and-secure/


A good router should show all connections. Frankly, I wouldn't touch BT or FON with a bargepole!


Terry can the criminals use loopholes in such then?

thanks to all who participated. Yes my router does have
a Amin page. Typically I have the notice on how to enter
on another computer. So you mean it show the same thing
then I only have to learn what it means. Could not the IP
shown be faked such? I trust my ISP ping all of us each
20 minutes to see if we are active or not. I guess such would show up?

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Dec 2012, 08:58    Post subject:  

nooby wrote:


Terry can the criminals use loopholes in such then?


I don't know. Anything is possible.

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Dec 2012, 09:06    Post subject:  

nooby wrote:
[I trust my ISP ping all of us each
20 minutes to see if we are active or not. I guess such would show up?


I presume the router report just captures the network connections at that moment. It does not update in real time. You would have to refresh the report. MAC addresses are important. Computer names are arbitrary and can be easily and quickly changed by the user.

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