Device List question

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Pandimensional, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Pandimensional

    Pandimensional Addicted to LI Member


    I'm curious to know if the Tomato Device List shows devices that are currently connected live or if it also shows previous DHCP leases to MAC addresses that may have been previously connected?

    I'm asking because I have a hunch that my WiFi is being pirated. If this is so, MAC spoofing must be taking place as I have MAC filtering enabled.

    The problem computer (iMac) gets booted off the network and is unable to re-join without yanking the power on the router. During these periods of being booted off, I can power down the computer, yet I still see it active on the Tomato device list.

  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    The Tomato device list uses the arp table as an input (it then merges with dhcp lease file to get more info). Devices remain in the arp table for about 5 minutes if there is no activity.
  3. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Try looking at the WOL list for better guide as to what is currently (or very recently) connected.
  4. Pandimensional

    Pandimensional Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks guys.
  5. Talon88

    Talon88 LI Guru Member


    Yes, Tomato will do.
    Here is the screen shot.


  6. bigclaw

    bigclaw Network Guru Member

    What kind of wireless encryption are you running?
  7. Pandimensional

    Pandimensional Addicted to LI Member

    WPA2 Personal (PSK) + AES

    My problem may not be someone pirating. It could be a problem with the router or maybe the airport in my mac. I needed this information so I could know for sure. Next time it happens I'll check my WOL list to see.
  8. bripab007

    bripab007 Network Guru Member

    Well, the next time your iMac gets booted off, go into Tomato and delete the current DHCP lease for that device by clicking on the lease date/time in the Device List.

    Then refresh it a bit and wait to see if that device/possible leecher, re-connects. If so, then you'll have your answer.

    Seems unlikely, though. How strong is your WPA2 pre-shared key? Have you given it out to anyone?

    That's the other thing to try...just create a new pre-shared key, make it really long and complex, and see if the same thing happens.
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