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Monitoring Wireless Clients on a D-Link Router

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We just set up a wireless network using a D-Link DI-524 router. I am wondering, is there a way to constantly monitor the clients connecting to the router? I know you can go to the admin webpage and see who is currently connected, but I am looking for a program to put on my computer that will continuously monitor and possibly log that info for me.
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D-Link just isn't supported by software logging utilities the way Linksys is.

The DI-524 itself has built-in logging.  These logs are cleared if the router is rebooted, but they can be saved first by having them sent to an e-mail address.

The procedure for doing this is shown on page 37 of the DI-524's manual, which can be downloaded from here...

http://static.tigerdirect.ca/pdf/D-Link-DI-524-manual-D700-2284.pdf

But I'm not sure what kind of info the DI-524 logs.  I know that the logging on many routers keeps track of any outgoing traffic coming from local nodes if they access outside Websites.  So this type of logging is effective only if your computers are loading sites.

There is a utility called WallWatcher that works with certain D-Link routers, though the DI-524 is not listed as one of them...

http://www.sonic.net/wallwatcher

I currently don't have a DI-524 on hand, which is why I can only offer suggestions at this point.  Good luck!
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Just to follow up, I got my hands on a DI-624, which seems to be almost exactly the same as the DI-524.  This router's logs do show when a DHCP lease has been issued to a specific computer.  So if the user starts up their computer & pulls an IP from the D-Link, or if the user does an Ipconfig release/renew, it will show up in the log.  But no further info about the clients' outgoing network activity seems to be logged.
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