I am new to tomatousb on an asus rt-n16 using Tomato Firmware v1.28.9054 MIPSR2-beta K26 USB Ext. My knowledge of routering is not so great. I have 3 machine running on this router. I have assigned them all static ip's. Things seem to be working ok at this time. However I have noticed when I click on the devices tab [column left] there is a device showing up that I do not know.I know it is not one of my machines. How do I find out what it is?
Date: 03 Mar 2012 01:20
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Leaving aside the matter of securing your network (WPA / WPA2 Personal + AES), and "How do you know it is not yours?", let's address the question you asked.
On the Device List there are some clues:
The Interface column will give a clue about how this device connects, and whether it is still on line. If it's a wireless device, RSSI/Quality gives you an idea of how close it might be to the Router. The remaining Lease time tells you when it (last) got a DHCP lease. The name column is easy — I highly recommend giving all your devices a proper host name (in the device — this will be the name displayed, unless you have assigned a different one in your "Static DHCP" table.
When you click on OUI, you get the manufacturer of the (WiFi adapter) device, which will give you an important clue.
In the message log, you can see when this device was active on line. Perhaps those times correlate with things you might have been doing (or not).
While the device is active, if you enable QOS, you can see what classes of service it is engaging in, and which Internet sites it is connecting to.
You can give it its own QOS class, which will make it really easy to watch. Especially if you give that class very low service levels (the Crawl class is good for this, and it has a nice bright colour).
There is much more, but these are easy measures that are easily done without technical expertise.
Of course you know that when your computer connects via ethernet or wifi, these are two separate devices.
I appreciate your taking the time to explain. I do know it was not mine because I did assign hostname to all 3 my devices and as well as them showing in devices tab so also did the other one [Nikolass-iPod] which was not mine.
Now that being said, I thot I had secured [turned off] the wireless, but I forgot to hit the SAVE button. I have gone back and done this and when I last checked Nikolass-iPod was gone.
I am not planning on using the wireless function of this router right away, as I don't have a wireless connection of my own.
I am going to take your words and put them in a notepad for further review, which I am sure, along with the documentation will help me to begin to understand some things about using tomatousb.