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#268211 5-Mar-2020 12:51
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Hi Is there a piece of software windows appropriate that will stay live on the desktop or toolbar and identify WiFi .... devices? things? that are connected to my wifi?


Something simple easy to use please. Obviously it is to identify if and when wifi is being stolen.



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  #2433122 5-Mar-2020 13:01
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While hardware, not software, a Unifi USG will do this very well for you. Accessible via web browser from anywhere if you have it set up to allow this, and a pretty good gui showing users and a whole lot more.

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  #2433130 5-Mar-2020 13:10
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One would think that noone would steal it, unless an AP was open or the key was disclosed.. in which case usage authority is assumed?


Yes you can MAC clone and use brute tools if you have the time. But a non dictionary long SSID key on WPA2 is fairly solid I'd have though


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  #2433132 5-Mar-2020 13:12
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Will tell you when a new MAC address appears on the network.

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  #2433133 5-Mar-2020 13:12
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your router would have this information. whatever you use to set it up should have a means of showing you which devices are connected. or were you thinking of something that has alarms/notifications?


set up properly, it would be very difficult to 'steal' your wifi. instead of wanting to know when you're being robbed, i'd look at preventing being robbed in the first place.





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  #2433152 5-Mar-2020 13:38
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Thank you everyone thats enough for me to get working on

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  #2433226 5-Mar-2020 15:06
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change the password


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  #2433273 5-Mar-2020 16:26
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As mentioned, look into Fing.

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  #2433287 5-Mar-2020 16:44
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Eset Security Suite has a built in network monitor too. It's quite a useful feature - when Windows refuses to display your local network devices, the Eset monitor will & without arguing too.

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  #2433348 5-Mar-2020 19:27
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rscole86: As mentioned, look into Fing.


Yes, I have got one, it also allows me block junior when it is time to get off the XBox :-)

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