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Hi all,

I am currently studying for Network+ so I'm trying to grasp everything I possibly can since I'm here to learn, not to pass. ^_^

Here at work, I am having a little network issue.

Whenever I set up a wireless client, I can never use see it using the command prompt utility Net View. Is this because it uses a different method to send Ethernet packets?

Also, I just set up a hard wired computer the other day and I am also not seeing him in Net View. We are a small company (about 40 computers) so I can't imagine anything too complex here.

Is there a way to get them all to show up without making any drastic changes? Or at least why can't I see them? For example, if some novice hacker was using our internet on the wireless network, I wouldn't be able to see his computer name using Net View (don't flame me here, I know for one a hacker wouldn't do this, and for two Net View isn't designed to catch hackers, it's just a farfetched example!)
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As far as the wireless clients, most routers come default with AP* isolation turned on so that wireless users not part of your network cant view it.

As far as seeing the traffic on your network, try these little gadgets out (attached). TCPView shows the network ports and addresses of your traffic.


*AP Isolation:
Creates a separate virtual network for your wireless network. When this feature is enabled, each of your wireless client will be in its own virtual network and will not be able to communicate with each other. You may want to utilize this feature if you have many guests that frequent your wireless network.
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That PC wouldn't probably still have some traffic you might be able to see:
Look up Wireshark very good tool for seeing any packets swarming around your network.
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net view may be filtered by a firewall, etc.
ICMP echo would likely be more reliable, although is also commonly blocked.

You can see clients though the arp table of the connected switch.
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