Unusual Activity....

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by punksoul257, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. punksoul257

    punksoul257 LI Guru Member

    We've not had our Wireless network setup for long so i'm still very new, but i was wondering if there was a way to stop others from using our network & connection.

    I have given each computer/console a static I.P. for the network & i'm using WEP & various Firewalls.

    The reason i ask this is my computers external USB hd seems to be very busy some evenings when the other computer isn't on. I did have various directories shared e.g. mp3's & movies (for streaming to my XBOX) but i've stopped this because i felt someone else was accessing my files.
  2. trey504

    trey504 Network Guru Member

    your usb drive might not spin down
  3. PedroDaGr8

    PedroDaGr8 Network Guru Member

    Also, I would recommend that you switch from WEP to WPA, because WEP is just one step above useless when it comes to securing your network. Within one day (sometimes a matter of minutes) a person can get the key to your wireless network using one of the many programs that take advantage of several flaws in the implementation of WEP. Also, you may want to generate a full WPA key from http://www.kurtm.net/wpa-pskgen/ .
    What I did for this was to generate a full 63char key, and then copy pasted (ctrl+c to copy, ctrl+v to paste) the key into a text file. This file I took from computer to computer and set up the network that way. This is just my opinion. If you think that someone else is getting on even with WEP, they are probably cracking the wep and getting on that way.
  4. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    u could always check the DHCP clients list, that will tell you if they are connected
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