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I have an Asus rt-n56u wireless router with wpa2 security and a relatively long and difficult password. I have just logged into my wireless router via IP address in IE browser and it showed 19 clients on the traffic map, I clicked on the 19 and it showed a list of 14 clients with MAC addresses and IP. I have just been through the list and can just about put a name with each client.

But whats worrying me is why it said there was 19 clients connected previously, I dont even have 19 wifi clients in my house. Was someone hacking into my router? Or does it seem like some sort of error as the 19 didnt show up on the roadmap?
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Possibly, is there any log files of sort?
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Don't forget that any phones/xbox/wifi peripherals, etc, connected counts as a client.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BigpoppaFrary View Post

Possibly, is there any log files of sort?

There is a large log file yeah, going back quite a while I dont know how to decode it though, im not that computer savvy frown.gif

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Originally Posted by Blindrage606 View Post

Don't forget that any phones/xbox/wifi peripherals, etc, connected counts as a client.

Yeah I have included these things too and im racking my brain at best ive come up with 18 devices, but I doubt every single one of those was conected at one point though its plausible, there is still 1 device unaccountable for.
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Do your house guests have Wi-Fi enabled phones, or any other gadet with Wireless?
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Some routers will have all the clients that have connected at any point. It might show if they are currently active or not. On mine I can see everyone that is currently connected. I have 12 devices listed on mine, but only 4 of those are currently connected.
    
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I have accounted for all 19 devices I think, maybe the client list is just strange in that it showed 19 then I clicked that it showed only 14. Then a minute later it only showed a handful.
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What kind of client association is it giving you? Is it simply a wireless MAC table or is it a DHCP lease table? It makes a big difference which one.

You can associate to an access point with invalid credentials, although you may be deauthenticated with a bad password, but you would still see a MAC association from the client to your AP's MAC while they swapped encryption keys.
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What kind of client association is it giving you? Is it simply a wireless MAC table or is it a DHCP lease table? It makes a big difference which one.

You can associate to an access point with invalid credentials, although you may be deauthenticated with a bad password, but you would still see a MAC association from the client to your AP's MAC while they swapped encryption keys.

I have a list that looks similar to this:

(Human icon) Home-PC.............111.222.3.444
(Human Icon) Iphone................111.222.3.555
(PC Icon) Laptop.....................111.222.3.667
(Human Icon) 11:1B:11:1C:11....111.222.3.777

Etc etc...
Edited by $ilent - 5/27/13 at 10:14am
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Try dropping the DHCP table and seeing if any unauthorized devices cone back up.
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