I have a Motorola WR850G router. Even when I'm not using my computer, the lights keep blinking. I'm trying to make sure no other machine has somehow gotten access to it. Is there some way of determining this? Thanks.
Which lights? WAN? My WAN is constantly blinking. I've read where people have said that they have a "clean" WAN, but I've never seen one, at least not with cable. Its ARP packets running amock, kiddies with their scripts, and your ISP occassionally checking to see if you are running a p*rn httpd. Its harmless. Think of it just as background "noise".
Blinky SSID lights when you aren't connected? Depends on the behavior of your hardware, but yeah, that could definetly mean someone is using it. Check your logs...
I have Power, Modem, Wireless lights, then four lights for computers plugged into the local network. I have 3 machines plugged in. All three of these lights flicker off then on again every second, even when I'm not using the network. The wireless light flickers briefly every second. And the modem light is flickering too. When this light flashes, so does the Ethernet light on my DSL modem, a Westell WireSpeed.
Read the supplied instructions, then connect to the router's config pages and look. It will show who is connected. Providing you have set it up correctly and have put the security measures in place, you shouldn't have anyone else using your system.
In my routers config pages it is the home page that shows what machines are connected and it's always the 3 machines I have here at home, until they are switched off then it's only mine as I'm always the last to switch off for the day. Joan
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I also have a Westell DSL modem connected to a D-Link DI-713P wireless router. When my computers are turned off, the lights on the Westell DO NOT blink. The only light that blinks on my Westell is the orange Activity light when there is internet traffic comming in or out. Hope this helps.
Could be, but mostly on the LAN side it is the router broadcasting once in a while looking for stations (read MACs) on the network and more rarely stations on the network that have forgotten who/where they are broadcasting for the router to respond. Read this is normal.
On the WAN side it is most likely as someone else said ARP packets gone wild, script kiddies surfing your ISP's address block, the ISP checking that you aren't running a server of sometype that they care about and that sort of thing. Always on the WAN side assume someone is 'beating' on the door.