Applications :: Home Network Monitoring And Social Communications
Dec 18, 2009
Looking for a basic app to monitor my home wireless network. I have a Time Capsule and have Macs and PC's using the network. Looking for app to capture URL's, emails, IM's, and other social network communications. Making sure the kids are not abusing their web access. I tried PacketStream but it is a little to technical for me.
How do I add one of these to my iweb site? In as simple terms as possible!And please don't be too generic as in "Create a new ____ then type..." I'd prefer "Create a new ___ by going to ___ and selecting ___..." Oh, if you can't tell me how to put on on my site, please could you at least tell me what it's called?
At home I have about four laptops and one desktop computers. All of them use a wireless connection to connect to the internet. Sometimes, one of my siblings is downloading something huge or is downloading torrents or what not and it cripples the speed for the rest of us.
I also can't see if someone has managed to crack my WEP password and is using my connection (a neighbor or someone). Is there freeware that tells me who is connected to my network and how much traffic or data they are using?
I have MacBook running 10.5.6 and normally I have no problems connecting to iChat to do video chats. When at my parents when I connect wirelessly to their Linksys wrt54g version 6 w/ firmware 1.02.6 installed I receive the following error:
There was a communication error during your chat. Did not receive a response from..
Using the same wireless network I was able to video iChat with another Mac user in the house.
In the Linksys router I enabled the following Port Ranges:
5190 5220 5223 5297 5298 5353 5678 16384-16403
In System Preferences > Sharing > Firewall I have "Allow all incoming connections" checked.
I will presume the problem is with the Linksys WRT54G but cannot figure out a solution.
I have someone monitoring my outgoing internet connections. That person sends pings, knows my logs and IP addresses I connect with, Skype is of his highest interest. Is there any way to protect myself from people monitoring what I do and what websites I visit? Or at least to know WHEN I am being watched? Is Network Utility of any help?
Is so, how to interpret it? I don't know much about MacBook, I was a Windows person till July. I had Tor, Privoxy and NetShield installed but it's a bit fussy and slows the connection. I have a MacBook with Intel 2.1 GHz processor, Leopard 10.5.6 OS and Safari 4 beta (552816). I use a wireless internet connection via a USB modem (Huawei E220). That person uses a PC with Windows XP.
Here is the situation. my family has someone staying with them our house who is basically addicted to internet pornography. They will be here for a while as they have hit a rough patch in their life and we are trying to help them out.
We already had a block set up with openDNS to effectively block all web sites through our router (apple time capsule) but that doesn't do anything to block p2p file sharing and our guest has figured this out. I discovered this because they are not too computer literate and all of their downloads from limewire and frostwire ended up showing up in their itunes shared library.
I was wondering if anybody has an recommendations for a software program that gauge how fast my home network is running from point A-B-C-D etc. I am running all wired and I am going from three Mac's to one PC through a router. Not so worried about what I am getting outside the network, more interested on the inside. If this makes sense.
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7D11 Safari/528.16)
I tried to set up a home share between mine and my girlfriend's MacBooks. It worked okay both ways, but then I disconnected my ethernet cable and the connection dropped.
I started fiddling around and discovered that home sharing only works as long as any one of the two computers is connected to the router with a cable. The other one can be connected wirelessly. But it won't work if both are wireless at the same time.
I have started using Twitter for a business I'm running and am also going to be using other social networking sites such as Facebook, Plurk, LinkedIn, and possibly MySpace. I have heard that there are applications for sites such as Twitter to use on my Mac.
Has anybody else noticed this. Recently in the last week it seems that Safari has been super slow on such sites like ign, myspace, facebook and sorts but over all just super slow.
For example, ill go on myspace, click on an approval and it just starts to load and stalls out. I then click stop and refresh and it loads fine. Its been doing it with almost all the sites actually but very noticle on the sites I mentioned above. Any clue? I know there is FireFox and Ie and sort out there but I like Safari and have never had a problem till now
I currently own a Macbook and work on it up in my room with wireless. The family iMac is downstairs and is hardwired to the modem so we share the same network. I was wondering if there was any way to monitor what was happening on the downstairs computer from my room. Life would be nice if the keylogger can send me the reports. Also, free or purchased programs would be fine.
I was wondering if anyone knows of a good app for the Mac that will monitor a given web page for any changes in content and immediately send an email or other alert letting me know. I don't care so much about the particular changes, just the fact that a change was made.
I was looking at Web Secretary, but it's a *nix app that doesn't have a GUI and I'm not entirely sure it would do what I need. I would rather have something a bit more user-friendly anyway, and preferably free.
I've been looking for a good one for a while. Quicken for the mac isn't supposed to out for some time. I looked into some of the free options (iSquirrel), but they were disappointing. I've heard good things about iBank (http://www.iggsoftware.com/ibank/), but does anyone have any experience or recommendations? I really just haven't found an efficient way to download my online statements (OFX file support), categorize them, and view them in a line graph.
I'm looking for a program that will allow me to input the number of shares of various stocks I own, and at what price I bought them, and have it show me the current stock quote as well as the current value of my holdings. Anyone know of a program like that? Something that went on the dashboard would be perfect.
i recently purchased an iMAC g4...i love its great esthetics, but have been having trouble streaming netflix movies, Now i know its kinda old, heck its ancient in the IT community, but its my budget mac...and i love it! Im running macos x 19.4.11 and was wondering if that my be the issue?? also when i stream youtube videos, the vid's sort of stutter/ delay a bit..
I wanted to pick up a decent sized/priced external drive to finally create a home network. Basically I want to have my soon-to-be-owned Macbook Air, girlfriend's iMac, my PC and my Apple TV (2nd gen) to all be able to share music/video. My PC is hooked up to the router (a Linksys simultaneous dual-band N model with a USB sharing port) while the iMac, Apple TV and Macbook will (obviously) be wireless.
Do I hook it up to the iMac via firewire and share it from there? Or to the router and share from there. I know the Apple TV is a bit picky about that stuff. Will I need to pour ALL the media to my gf's iMac and then use her iTunes to sync with the Apple TV? Each of us has a little external used for time machine back up's so this is basically just a media drive. Or should I get something like a Drobo? They are big bucks but I like the idea of expandability and ease of use.
I received my new 15" MBP last night and quickly set up a network between my 08 iMac and the new MBP. Nothing fancy - Verizon FIOS router with Airport Express connected by ethernet cable - AE set up in Bridge mode, and both computers connected to the AE wireless network. Still pretty amazing to a first-time home networker. I shared my entire iMac iphoto library and itunes library and was able to view, play, and import on the MBP. I shared some files from the iMac and that worked like a champ on the MBP.
I was even more amazed with the Back to my Mac feature. Instantly able to get screen access and file access. Pretty amazing how easy it was. I had set up a Epson wireless printer on the iMac. Simply hit + on the MBP, selected the Epson, and printed wirelessly seconds later. I would still be flailing with my Windows machine. How does everyone use their home network? Anything to share that I'm missing? Any capability I need to start taking advantage of?
I just found out I can plug my DISH DVR into my home network (gets rid of my programming access fee and gives me access to an app that lets me program it remotely). The problem is that my modem/AEBS is on the other side of the room, and I'm trying to avoid drilling holes to run an ethernet cable under the house, etc.
One question...my computer is just a few feet from the DVR. Is there a way to plug the DVR into the computer and access the router that way? Anyone have another idea for connecting the two? My modem isn't wireless, so I can't move the AEBS to the DVR and have it connect wirelessly to the modem. I could get a wireless modem and do that, but I'm trying to avoid spending much on more equipment.
I just got my first Mac and I am trying to integrate it into my home network with a number of Windows PCs. I have turned on sharing on the Mac and on all of the PCs. The Mac finds the router and connects to the internet with no problem. The PCs all find the Mac and can access the shared folders. However, the Mac does not find any of the PCs, and no shared resources show up in the Finder Sidebar.
I live with a friend. I would like to setup our computers so we can use the following component together:
PS3 plasma TV Imac 24inch 2.4 Macbook Pro 13inch 2.53 2x1to lacie External HDD
I would like to have an access to the hard drives from any computers and I would also like to use them with my PS3(that is main issue). I know my question maybe not seem so clear but I would like to discuss the subject because we will in fact be moving together this summer and I would like to setup everything when we arrive.
I am going to move into a new house soon. I am looking to network the house, so I can use the internet anywhere, share movies,etc. This is my current setup at my apartment. 1 x Mac Mini connected to my TV in the lounge 1 x Apple TV connected to the TV in the bedroom 1 x Main PC in the study room (which all my movies/tv series/music/etc... is stored) 2 x Laptops 1 x Apple 20" Cinema Display
The mac mini is connected via ethernet to the router & the apple tv is connected via WiFi. Its currently a small place so the apple tv can access the router's wireless signal. This is what I have in mind for our new house which kinda big in size. Trash the PC and buy a mac mini server and external NAS storage. The NAS storage will store all the movies/tv series/mp3's/etc. I currently have a ubiquity nanostation2 which I can setup to boost the wireless signal throughout the house so we can use wireless anywhere in the house & tv mac mini, laptops & apple tv can access the wireless (so i do not have to install ethernet cables throughout the house). Also in the future, I would want to install security cameras outside the house (still trying to find a good mac OS X security camera software). Before I buy the mac mini server & NAS, am i missing anything or is there another better solution?
This is my first Mac and I haven't purchased the Superdrive yet. I've been searching Google and found a lot of "hits" on the general topic, but either it's using a different OS (slight difference in screens) or glances over the topic. Can anyone recommend a good thread or site that details how to share a CD/DVD from a Windows XP (Home Edition) box over a home network (Linksys 4 port/wireless) to a MBA (new). The MBA successfully connects to the wireless router and I can access the internet. The Desktop (Windows XP box) successfully connects via RJ45.
Secondly if the above is fairly easy, I'd love to know how I can print from the MBA through the network connection to the PC. The printer is a Xerox WorkCentre M15 (it's a office grade machine which I had presumed works well in a shared environment.) The printer is connected to the PC via a USB connection. However I've ordered a Buffalo LinkStation (I think that's the name) which is a NAS box that has print sharing capabilities, so I could hook the printer up that way if necessary to use for both the PC & Mac.
Do you think I may have a "potential" problem with the following home network configuration? http://images.macrumors.com/vb/image...s/confused.gif I currently have a Motorola SBG900 for my all-in-one solution wireless cable modem gateway for my MS XP desktop & laptop home network.
I will be buying a MBP and the TC for my existing home network. I will be connecting the time capsule/WAN point to the the SBG900 Ethernet connection and disabling the SBG900 wireless component to benefit of the 802n/g. The TC will be my router/firewall and the SBG900 firewall will disabled. The SBG900 will still be my dhcp server.
I have three macbooks, one of them is a MacBook pro. I can connect by using a computer to computer network no problem but problems arise when I want to connect them through my home network. I have set up file sharing on all of the laptops. I have tried using Go => Connect to server, then afp://ip address, nothing. When I click on network in finder, nothing turns up. Do I need to open up ports on my router? What is stopping the macs seeing each other?
My home network setup is pretty weird and I am having problems connecting between my G4 with Leopard and my MBP with SL. Basically I have a static ip with a zyntex or something ADSL modem, then I have a switch and after the switch i got a 10Mbps Brack Firewall router and today I bought an Airport Express to get internet at places. I dont want to lay down cables. So anyway I noticed once I hooked up I can see my G4 but I cant connect to it. If I use a cable tho it work. Btw the airport is connected to the switch so is the G4, all the PCs are connected thru the brack router.