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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 12:54 am    Post subject: Wireless users on my airport express. Reply with quote

Is there any way that I can tell who (or how many) people are on my Airport Express?
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have an AE, but can't you log on and check for attached devices or something like that?
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Run the Airport Utility, go to Manual Setup - Advanced - Logs and Statistics - Wireless clients
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

saul wrote:
Run the Airport Utility, go to Manual Setup - Advanced - Logs and Statistics - Wireless clients


Very handy!!!
Now if I could only disconnect users from that screen..

Thanks, guys!
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would set up MAC address filtering and set up WAP2 on my router.
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought about that, but one of the computers on my network is older and doesn't support WAP2 or even WAP
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you WIRE that computer to the Airport Base Station, and then use WPA2 for the rest on WiFi?
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using the MAC address filtering isn't fool proof, but it will prevent the average user from using your system. You can also not broadcast the SSID or in Apple language "create a closed system" you'll need to know the name. A third, fun option, is to rename your AE to something like "Homeland Security" or "Under_FBI_Investigation" or the best one "imgaytryingtologontosomeoneelseswifi"
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mooblie wrote:
Can you WIRE that computer to the Airport Base Station, and then use WPA2 for the rest on WiFi?


I wish! But that computer is actually the furthest one from the base station.
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is another option. Buy a USB wifi dongle for the noncompliant computer that supports WEP or preferably WAP2. They can be found rather cheap. $15-$20.
Here is an example of one that would work.
http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer%20Technology/MXP802GU2/

And like I said earlier MAC address filtering would be an option. It is easy to spoof a MAC address and still gain access, but the average user won't be able to do this.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:31 pm    Post subject: ....Or Reply with quote

Make a guest network for that computer and keep the rest on the WPA2
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