Wireless Networking Experts

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  1. 98R-1144

    98R-1144 V8 4.2L AWD = All Weather Fun

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    Got a few questions:

    Is there a way to see how many people are connected to your wireless network? If so, is there a way to manually kick them off? :)

    Also, is it normal to see the connection speed vary even though the laptop nor the AP has changed?
     
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    signal strength and other factors will affect speeds, yes.

    If you've got a worry that others are on your network, then you shouldn't be running one. Enable your MAC filter, ASAP.

    Every router lets you check who's connected via their web-interface.
     
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    98R-1144 V8 4.2L AWD = All Weather Fun

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    Yeah I figured other things will affect speeds. Just curious if there was a way to tell.

    I have WPA enabled and am not broadcasting my SSID. The MAC filter is the only thing I didn't enable as I heard it's pretty easy to spoof?

    I have the Linksys WRT54G wireless router... I searched thru all the links and didn't really find one that shows me whose connected?
     
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    MAC filters are the most effective first line of defense.. WAY more effective than WEP. WPA is better than WEP -- but it's all still spoofable.

    Again, MAC filters are the most effective first-defense.
     

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