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Easy way to see what SSID a device is using?

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by htismaqe, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. htismaqe

    htismaqe Very Senior Member

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    On other stock firmware like Netgear and Linksys WRT, the network "map" would show whether a host was connected to main or guest or whatever. On OpenWRT and DD-WRT, it shows connections to interfaces, which are fairly easy to correlate to individual SSID's, particularly for guests.

    On Asus / Merlin, I'm not finding a good way to quickly see where devices are connected. Anybody have a decent solution for this?
     
  2. ColinTaylor

    ColinTaylor Part of the Furniture

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    I think System Log > Wireless Log is the only place. But IIRC it doesn't show guest SSIDs only whether or not they are connect to a guest network.
     
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    htismaqe Very Senior Member

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    Yep, it just has a G for guest. It doesn't show which guest network they are connected to. Most every other firmware I've used could do this, it's the one thing I've found I don't like.
     
  4. CaptainSTX

    CaptainSTX Part of the Furniture

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    I use several guest networks for IoT devices. I selected the band and SSID I wanted them to connect to. I have setup the MAC filter to reject them on the other guest networks I don't want them connecting to and I never told them the WiFi password so they can access my primary SSIDs. Some what of a pain but I had to do it prevent my Amazon devices from switching bands as the Amazon devices are to smart for their/mine own good. Probably could accomplish the same by having a different password for each network but there were reason I couldn't do that.
     
  5. htismaqe

    htismaqe Very Senior Member

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    I have a very similar situation and I solved it by using different passwords. What my real gripe right now is that my kids know the "open" guest network's PSK and instead of telling me when they have internet issues, they just connect to the guest network I setup for their friends. Then they don't understand why they can't print and other stuff and I get tired of having to troubleshoot it reactively. Would rather deal with it when I want rather than when they need. ;)
     
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    htismaqe Very Senior Member

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    By the way, Amazon is storing device passwords, so even if you use multiple passwords, some devices will have access to both/all of them. I've never seen them hop but they could.
     
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  7. CaptainSTX

    CaptainSTX Part of the Furniture

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    They do hop and when they did some Spots would be on one SSID and others on another. Then when you tried to play music on all of them it would then only play music to those Spots that happened to be on the same SSID. I also had to be sure they could not connect to my AP. As I said Amazon is to smart for anyone's good.
     
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    htismaqe Very Senior Member

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    Yet another reason I don't want my kids connecting willy nilly. Since they have Amazon even on their phones. I'd prefer Amazon only knows the password for my Echo guest network.