Curious Wireless Connection

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Curious Wireless Connection

Post by LuellaScout on Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:24 am
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On my SGB-900 modem/wlan control panel I noticed I have an extra user connected. I changed my password to the wlan and a couple days later I noticed the curious connection was back. I don't want to change the password again until I find out who he is and what information is being transfered by this computer. Is there an easy way to do this? Oh yea, I believe my wife is cheating and this may be related. Any suggestions?
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Re: Curious Wireless Connection

Post by Kitex on Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:28 am
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Keep a shotgun nearby, wait in the closet.
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Re: Curious Wireless Connection

Post by LuellaScout on Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:25 pm
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I like the way you're thinking, but I was actually looking for a little bit higher tech solution.
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Re: Curious Wireless Connection

Post by TheMindRapist on Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:36 pm
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Change the password but don't tell your wife what it is and see if he comes back.
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Re: Curious Wireless Connection

Post by miromix on Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:51 am
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I am sort of new to this stuff...but, i used McAfee on my old PC(i muved to Fedora Linux) and good thing in that anti virus is that it shows in connection status, the network u are connected to, your IP, and ALL PCs, that are connected to same router.
Give it a try...i kinda liked that tool ))
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Re: Curious Wireless Connection

Post by J3Z on Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:24 am
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Set up cain or ettercap to sniff this user's internet activity. If you are lucky you could get a name or something similar.
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Re: Curious Wireless Connection

Post by The_Computer_Wizard on Thu May 01, 2008 9:12 am
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well im assuming you can see the ip of the computer connecting
probably one of the easiest things you can try (and not guaranteed to work however)
in command prompt type
nbtstat -a (ip address)
using the internal ip on your network thats connecting
if they're not that smart you'll probably get something that looks like this

Name Type Status
_______________________________________________

Bob-PC <00>Unique Registered
Workgroup <00>Group Registered
Bob-PC <20>Unique Registered

and obviously he has named his computer "Bob-PC", so again not a sure fire way, but you would be surprised how many times it works, plus its just a 3 second check considering nbtstat is built into windows, rather than installing a bunch of programs to try harder ways
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Re: Curious Wireless Connection

Post by dougary on Sun May 11, 2008 2:37 pm
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Are you running WEP or WPA.

If WEP upgrade to WPA.

If WPA change the password a very long nasty random password.
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Re: Curious Wireless Connection

Post by Static-Oblivion on Thu May 15, 2008 6:35 am
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Did you ever try any of these tips?
Well a different one might be to use the tool advanced lan scanner it's fow windoze and a damn good app.
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Re: Curious Wireless Connection

Post by triggerhappyboy on Mon May 19, 2008 7:46 pm
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If the person is connected to your modem then it is on your network... im a newb at this but im just saying also in my school the computer admin there has a program that checks and visually looks at every computer that is on. Personally i would download the software to your computer then connect to the person on your modem to see what they are doing. If you want I could find out what the software is called and ill message you about it.
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