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Old February 6th 19, 07:04 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Yes[_2_]
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Is there a CLI command I can use to identify what devices are currently
in use on my router (it has both ethernet and wi-fi)?

I notice that the LED light for the wi-fi is very active even though
the two wi-fi devices I have (TV and cell phone) are turned off. I've
already looked at the web page for the router. It listed devices but
didn't seem to list what devices are currently using the wi-fi
connection.

Thanks,

John
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Old February 6th 19, 07:49 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
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On Wed, 6 Feb 2019 19:04:09 -0000 (UTC), "Yes"
wrote:

Is there a CLI command I can use to identify what devices are currently
in use on my router (it has both ethernet and wi-fi)?


Not a Windows CLI command, but there are Linux-based tools that will
help. Google for 'penetration tools', for example. Looks like Kali might
be the current darling. https://tools.kali.org/tools-listing

I notice that the LED light for the wi-fi is very active even though
the two wi-fi devices I have (TV and cell phone) are turned off. I've
already looked at the web page for the router. It listed devices but
didn't seem to list what devices are currently using the wi-fi
connection.


From memory, I believe access points send a beacon about every 100
milliseconds to advertise their presence to clients in the area, so that
could look like activity. If you're concerned that someone has gained
access, just change the WiFi password. You'll have to update your two
WiFi devices. I assume you're already using at least WPA2 encryption,
right?

Are there other people in your nearby vicinity? I was going to say
especially people with time on their hands, but that's not a requirement
anymore. Tools for cracking WiFi passwords are fully automated these
days. It's no longer the manual methods we had 5-10 years ago.

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Old February 6th 19, 09:49 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Paul[_32_]
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Default wi-fi security question

Yes wrote:
Is there a CLI command I can use to identify what devices are currently
in use on my router (it has both ethernet and wi-fi)?

I notice that the LED light for the wi-fi is very active even though
the two wi-fi devices I have (TV and cell phone) are turned off. I've
already looked at the web page for the router. It listed devices but
didn't seem to list what devices are currently using the wi-fi
connection.

Thanks,

John


Why not Google the make and model number of the router,
and find out how many back doors it's got ? Maybe your
router is tipped over or something.

I would be Googling about the hardware, just to see what is
known about it.

I remember my first ADSL modem, I happened to Google
that a few weeks after getting it, and the damn thing
was "Swiss Cheese", with multiple exploits detected
by a university researcher. But these were plugged by
the ISP (telco) pushing out patches as soon as a
new customer is "plugged in". It's the issues they don't know
about, that you have to watch.

Paul
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Old February 11th 19, 10:23 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
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On 06/02/2019 19:04, Yes wrote:
It listed devices but
didn't seem to list what devices are currently using the wi-fi
connection.

Thanks,

John

Did you check what is calling home? Windows 10 has some wonderful tools
to check this and I suspect 8 also had these. I could give you the
commands here but you are very proud of your intelligence so I won't
patronize you by giving you simple ones here

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