Need Help: Home Network Scanning

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by theelhombre, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. theelhombre

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    do any of you know an app (freeware, ideally) that will monitor all the IP addresses in a home or office network?

    the purpose is to find out if there are any intruders in a home network; even if my wifi (airport extreme) is secure, i'd just like to make sure there are no intruders.

    anybody for suggestions? thanks.
     
  2. global

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    WPA2 Personal, hide your SSID, change your broadcast name, change your DHCP IP range would deter all but the most bored of freeloaders.
     
  3. theelhombre

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    thansk global- i've done the securing bit already, but i still need an ip scanner app sana. there is actually one ("ip scannner"), but it's not freeware.
     
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    You could also turn off your router when not in use. :) Try also MAC address filtering. At the rate you're securing your network they'd scratch their heads
     
  5. Chito Limson

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    Global, you're not helping theelhombre with your replies. He already told you that the security part is down pat. He is looking for a free IP scanner software, so please understand his concerns first before you shoot off another post.
     
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    theelhombre,

    you may use WIRESHARK. its freeware, and runs on X11. I'm using it on my network.
     
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    just to be more accurate, you want to have a network sniffer right? unix has free tools in it, but im not really familiar, and i am not a networking guy.
     
  8. theelhombre

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    thanks viral.

    i checked it sa website, and this might be it. will try it tonite.
     

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