Track users on your Wi-Fi

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Track users on your Wi-Fi

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Hello L.M.F members.

Lately i was searching for a way to track users on my network, find out what they're doing, what they're browsing, since it is my network.

So ... anyone can help me with this, suggest a way to do it, any software, any idea will be good.

Thank you all for your efforts.

____, The Designer

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You'll find a lot of us aren't into helping out with snooping on others assuming you're talking about legitimate users. if it's about illegitimate users, there are a bunch of settings that will beef up security (WPA2, no network name broadcast, limit to known mac addresses) which can be set on your router.

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Yeah, as i thought about it, a lot of members will think like that, while they're actually wrong, and i won't change their minds.

it is legitimate by the way.

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Will your router keep logs? That's the way they do it at internet cafes and other places that have publicly accessible wifi.
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if you could refer to me how i'll know if my router keep logs! and if don't, how can i do it.

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TheDesigner wrote:if you could refer to me how i'll know if my router keep logs! and if don't, how can i do it.
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192.168.1.1/
into your browser address bar to log into your router, you'll need the admin password obviously. Here you'll be able to see the options available to you. Or at the very least see the model and then use your favorite search engine to find your answer.

Typically most home routers will only store last login times of devices by MAC address.

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There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING wrong with monitoring what is happening on or through YOUR network, whether the users are legitimate or not. Just make sure the users of the network know you are monitoring. Doing so without their knowledge is NOT cool and in some places, illegal. That is all assuming you are the one who is paying the bills. It's your right and anybody who has something to say about it can use their own networks. Unfortunately, most home routers don't have the ability to log who is going where and doing what. Even if they did, the space available for logging is quite limited and full logs like that get REALLY big really quick. Companies that institute corporate monitoring have enterprise level equipment. What you CAN do is set up blocking on your router. You could, for instance block facebook.com, pornhub, or any number of other sites. Many routers have parental controls on them that won't allow access to sites that have rated themselves as "Adult Only" Doing so and the ability to do so varies from router to router. Log into your router's config page to see what it is able to do. To do so, drop into a terminal and type:

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ip route | grep default
You'll se an IP address. Open up your web browser and type that IP into the address bar. Your default username and password will be printed on a sticker on the router itself, probably underneath, but sometimes on the back.


From the PC, you can only track incoming and outgoing activity for THAT PC only in most circumstances. If you are running through a hub instead of a switch or a router, you could always try monitoring with wireshark or some other type of sniffer but if you don't know what you are looking at, it's hard to build filters to make the vast array of information usable. Switches and routers send data to the port that has the computer attached to it that sent the request. Hubs are like splitters. They send all packets that hit them to every computer making each computer decide whether or not it wants to ignore it or grab it. Wireshark looks at every single packet that the network adapter sees and there are a LOT of packets sent. Any way, I hope this helps.

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there is no software in Linux Sylvia can simplified all this work for me?

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I believe another distro called Kali Linux is more likely to be of help in your quest, https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=kali

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there is no software in Linux Sylvia can simplified all this work for me?

A simple way of knowing who's on your lan, (besides a whole lot of other network info):
Install nmap and

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nmap -sP -oG - 192.168.1.0/24
will tell you who's on your network. You can pipe the output to, eg conky to monitor attached network devices. With

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${color0}${execpi 180 nmap -sP -oG - 192.168.1.0/24 | awk '/Host:/{ print $2," "," " substr($3, 2, length($3) - 2) }'
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with known host/device names assigned in /etc/hosts. If you like a bit of drama get your head around the piping a little and use an 'if $3 is empty print ${color red} intruder'

If that doesn't go far enough there's vnc/remote desktop. I offer/tell/ask before I install it, most like it as a life line for assistance but I make sure the taskbar indicator is working and I announce my sessions. They should also know how to stop/deinstall the service and/or disable the auto startup.

If privacy is a human right then it applies to all, no matter if they are criminally responsible or not. Snoop on your kids and you'll raise snoopers. And if you do they'll be snooping on you well before you know it ...

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