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    Detection of intruder on Wireless Network

    Is there any way of detecting/identifying an intruder on a wireless network?

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    Try using Nirsoft's wireless network watcher: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireles...k_watcher.html
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    A cross-platform (Windows/Mac/Linux) alternative to Wireless Network Watcher is WiFiGuard: http://www.softperfect.com/products/wifiguard/

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    Thank you. At first I thought I was being hacked until I realized it was my TV. Thanks again Bill

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    Setup MAC addressing and you won't have to worry about it. If you're not familiar with this I'll explain. Each network card has a unique identifier called a MAC Address. On your WI-FI router you should be able to enter the MAC address of the wireless devices you want to allow on your network. To get the MAC address in Windows type ipconfig /all at a command prompt. It will show the MAC address for the Wi-Fi adapter. Input that address in your router. If you do this only the address that you have input will be allowed on your Wi-Fi network.

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    Mac address filtering will not stop a determined hacker and can be a pain when you want to add permission for another computer or mobile hardware. See:
    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/ou/the-six...ireless-lan/43

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    I have been using "Who Is On My Wifi, Version 2-Home" for a few weeks. It identified a MAC address that I am blocking since I cannot identify it as any of my wifi products (i.e. tv, laptop, Kindles, cellphones, etc.) However, the "intruder" is not identified by the Cisco Network Magic Pro program that I have been using for many years since I first installed my wifi router. All the products identified by Network Magic are identified by "Who Is On My Wifi, Version 2-Home". Any ideas why the "intruder" is not picked up by Network Magic Pro?

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    After reading this forum postings, I downloaded and installed WiFiGuard and compared its messages with my two programs. It identified my "inruder" as my desktop. For some reason, I have two different MAC addresses for my desktop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyfuruta View Post
    For some reason, I have two different MAC addresses for my desktop!
    You may want to investigate the reason for that detection, checking through ipconfig /all or MSInfo32 > Components > Network > Adapter might be useful.

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    You don't have two network adapters by any chance? Wired and wireless?

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    Jerry: Good question. I don't remember setting up a wireless connection for my desktop but I will check. I just checked. That is the answer!! Thanks. Mystery solved.

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    Happy to hear it.

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    You can also try Achiwa, another cross-plateform software, very beautiful and simple: http://www.achiwa.com/en/

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