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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:21 am 
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We recently told our neighbor she could "borrow" our wireless signal for a short time. We gave her the password for our wifi. She said she is going to use it for school. I don't mind her using it for school, email, etc. But what if her or someone in her family wants to start using it very heavily, or download illegal stuff with it?

I am looking for a simple easy to use (free) program that I can use to see who is using the wifi, and ideally even how much bandwidth they are using.


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 Post subject: Re: monitoring wifi usage
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:31 pm 
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The monitoring would have to be done on your router and most consumer routers don't have that capability.


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 Post subject: Re: monitoring wifi usage
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:34 pm 
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Like Jipstyle mentioned, it's pretty rare to see that kind of feature in a consumer-level router.

However, you can try to lock down the router a little bit. If you don't already have MAC filtering on, turn it on. Get her MAC address and plug it in. While it can be broken, most people aren't going to take the time to do it.

Additionally, you will want to alter the QoS settings. I would also block all the P2P ports.


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 Post subject: Re: monitoring wifi usage
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:24 pm 
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Ok, thanks


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