Wi-Fi security?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by John Doe, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54GL

    When Windows starts and I connect to the router's Wi-Fi, other connections
    pop-up at the same time showing 100% signal strength (like the router's Wi-
    Fi). That seems strange.

    Can I assume that any and all connections to the router are shown after
    signing in (with password) to the router's "DHCP Active IP Table"?

    DHCP Server IP Address : 192.168.2.1

    Should I know anything about 192.168.1...?

    We've had no complaints from the ISP. I don't know how to measure total
    traffic on the router.

    Thanks.
     
    John Doe, Dec 24, 2014
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  2. John Doe

    Dustin Guest

    John Doe <> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 18:58:44 GMT in alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt,
    wrote the following message:
    No. That will only show the computers connected using DHCP. Any
    computer/device assigned a static IP isn't going to appear on that list.
     
    Dustin, Dec 24, 2014
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  3. John Doe

    mathedman Guest

    Why strange? The routers (yours anf your neighbors') transmit the
    signal. You don't know their key so their presence means nothing
    You're not "connected to your router" physically - you're receiving
    it's transmitted signals --wireless! Like radio!
    You would have no idea if others were using your router --but they
    can't receive content from your router unless they know the "key".
    Just that it's your IP address --you have no real use for it.

    If someone from "out there" used their browser with this IP
    address, they'd get your router and then be asked for the routers password.
    Your ISP doesn't know which routers' signals you're picking up!
    Charter Cable Co. offers an on-line router speed test for what it's
    worth--but so you know your speed. Is that helpful?
     
    mathedman, Dec 24, 2014
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    DK Guest

    DK, Dec 24, 2014
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    Char Jackson Guest

    If there are multiple hosts or devices on the LAN, then tools like the one
    above will only provide a piece of the puzzle. In order to see everything,
    all at once and all in the same place, you should measure total traffic on
    the router itself.

    The stock Linksys firmware doesn't allow you to do that, but dd-wrt firmware
    is a direct replacement and works very well for logging total traffic and a
    ton of other great additional features that the hardware is capable of but
    Linksys left out of their software.
     
    Char Jackson, Dec 24, 2014
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    G Moron@StillHere, Dec 24, 2014
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  7. John Doe

    Char Jackson Guest


    Assuming no typos, if the DHCP server is at 192.168.2.1 and we assume a
    netmask of 255.255.255.0, then there won't be any valid IP's at 192.168.1.x
    since those are outside of the range allowed by the netmask.
    No, since these are part of the RFC1918 address space, and are therefore not
    Internet routable. To have any hope of getting to someone's router from the
    Internet, you need to know their WAN IP, not their LAN IP.
     
    Char Jackson, Dec 24, 2014
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    Davej Guest

    Davej, Jan 14, 2015
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  9. John Doe

    Diesel Guest

    Davej <>
    Wed, 14
    [snip url]

    That has what to do with the article referenced in the MID above?

    This is what I wrote that was replaced with [...]

    Message-ID: <XnsA40D95C857E02C9X238BHEUFHHI5RJ791@192.254.233.145>
    Subject: Re: Wi-Fi security?
    From: Dustin <>
    posting-host="82c950c44c1460224ed0debd4bb2fb7e"; correct posting host.
    it's my post.

    Contents of post:
    John Doe <> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 18:58:44 GMT in alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt,
    wrote the following message:
    No. That will only show the computers connected using DHCP. Any
    computer/device assigned a static IP isn't going to appear on that
    list.

    *** the subject is obviously different as well, I turned scoring off
    in Xnews and reconstructed the thread. Unless I'm missing posts, you
    changed the thread subject to imply I was recently threatening
    someone.

    Do you by chance own the page from that link?

    The individual posting the old post that you replied to is using a
    remailer. They are whats known as an internet troll. The 'discussion'
    that post was in was settled, a long time ago.
     
    Diesel, Jan 15, 2015
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  10. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    Off-topic nym-shifting troll

    --
    G Moron StillHere wrote in msgid.frell.theremailer.net:
     
    John Doe, Jan 15, 2015
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