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Author Topic: Connected Clients List  (Read 680 times)

rodelco

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Connected Clients List
« on: April 06, 2018, 08:01:34 AM »

Forgive me if this has been answered somewhere, but I did not see it (although I will admit that I am not very good at navigating forums like these):

I just purchased a DIR-859 Router.  In my previous routers (NetGear), I would set up Static IP Addresses in a "Address Reservation" area on the routers web I/F.  I understand that on this D-Link, that it is done in the "Connected Clients" area, which seems to work fine. 

Is there any way to "freeze" the "Connected Clients" page so that the client list is not constantly changing?  My previous routers had a "Refresh" button so you could update manually.  I find it difficult to locate a particular IP Address of a new device because the icons for each device are moving around.  I can't tell how (or if) they are sorting on some field.

Thanks for any help or explanation you can provide!

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Re: Connected Clients List
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2018, 08:59:29 AM »

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I believe the connected clients list is a on a constant refresh rate and you can't pause it. Possible that the router is detecting some devices in a bad way, the list should populate and shouldn't be moving around a lot afterwards.

What devices do you have connected?
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Re: Connected Clients List
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 08:32:11 AM »

Sorry it took so long for my reply.  I just realized that I had to turn on notifications for replies to this topic!

Hardware Version is A3,  Firmware Version is 1.05, I live in the Kansas City, MO area.

I have two cell phones, two tablets, two DVD players, Tivo, Samsung TV, a laptop, desktop PC, a Raspberry Pi Plex and File server, three Raspberry Pi security cameras, a  Wansview IP Camera, and Arlo-Q Security Camera, two printers, a NEST thermostat, and an old iPod.

The changes do seem to settle down after a while, but every 5-10 seconds, their positions will change, which makes it hard for me to find a particular one that I might be looking for.  I can't really determine how (or if) they are being sorted in some way or not.  I am also confused by the symbols on the left edge.  Most have what appear to by a "monitor" symbol, but a couple of them have the standard "wireless" symbol along with a signal strength meter icon nearer the bottom.  All of the cameras are Wi-Fi connections, as well as the phones, laptop, thermostat, iPod and one of the printers, so I would have expected many more of them to have the "Wireless" symbol.

Thank you so much for your interest and help!

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Re: Connected Clients List
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2018, 09:40:40 AM »

You might give the new beta FW a try and see if any changes the behavior and or icon display. I would reset the router first, install the FW file. Factory reset once more then set up from scratch. Use IE11 or FF browser for this operation.

What browser do you normally use?
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Re: Connected Clients List
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 01:44:16 PM »

I typically use Chrome, but I do have IE 11 installed.

Interestingly, since you mentioned IE 11, I thought I would log in to the router using it to see the Connected Clients.  I don't know if it coincidental or not, bu it appears to be stable.  When I first logged in it said there were 18 connected clients.  After about 10 seconds I say it change, and now there are 19 connected clients, so that is understandable. 

So, I then logged in to using Chrome (while still logged in with IE 11), and in Chrome, it is frequently updating!  I don't understand any of this, but it looks like using IE 11 might be the easiest solution for me, so thanks!

Do you have any idea how the Client List is sorted, or when the icons on the left side of each one indicates?
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Re: Connected Clients List
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 02:05:46 PM »

Seems like Chrome is interacting with the UI differently from IE11.
I don't use chrome here. Mostly IE11, Opera and FF.

The Monitor or PC looking icon mean it's a wired connection. If there is a Wireless icon, this means it's a wireless connection. There maybe some detection issues in FW that may incorrectly detect some devices and shows them incorrectly. If there is, please post a screen capture of this and list make and model# of your devices and how they are connected and we can have D-Link review this.
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Re: Connected Clients List
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2018, 02:51:22 PM »



Only two of the 18 clients are showing up as wireless connections.

The wireless clients are:  NEST Thermostat, ArloQ Camera, RandL iPad, Louises iPhone, HuskerEyePi, RPi0W Camera, HuskerEye1, raspberrypi, Wansview W2 WiFi (camera), HP OfficeJet Pro 8100, Rods-iPod, and Rods-iPhone.

Its not a big deal...I am just curious.
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Re: Connected Clients List
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2018, 03:12:47 PM »

And all these are directly connected to the router via wireless?
I see you have a Netgear R6400 in AP mode? This LAN to LAN connected with the router?
What happens if you remove this or just turn this OFF then look at the connected client icons?
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Re: Connected Clients List
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2018, 08:07:37 PM »

Yes, all of the devices that I indicated are connecting wirelessly.  That is an excellent idea about the WAP.  Yes, that was my old router (before I bought the D-Link), so I am using it downstairs to give me better wireless coverage.  It IS connected LAN to LAN  (through a couple of switches) to the D-Link router.  Since you mentioned that, a lot of these devices are on our lower floor, so they may be connecting to the NetGear rather than the D-Link.  (I have the SSID the same on both devices, but am operating them on different channels).

I will try your suggestion some time tomorrow, and let you know what I find out.

Thanks so much!
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Re: Connected Clients List
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2018, 08:37:46 PM »

Ok, if this is the case then the DIR router will detect those devices as a wired connection since the main path is over the LAN to LAN connection with the NG AP. I remember asking about this with my 880L a while back. Ya, LAN to LAN will show a wired connection in the UI using this configuration.  ;) If there directly connected to the DIR router on it's wireless, then they should appear as wireless.  ;D
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Re: Connected Clients List
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2018, 12:36:46 PM »

I did what you suggested by turning of the WiFi radios in my Netgear Router configured as a Wireless Access Point, and then looked at the Connected Clients list in the D-Link DIR-859 Router.  It looks like I expected (for the most part) now.  All of the Wireless connections are indicated with the "wireless" icon.  It seems to be very stable when viewing in IE11.

Everything is good!  :D

Thanks so much for your help!
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Re: Connected Clients List (RESOLVED)
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2018, 04:00:22 PM »

Ok, glad that's figured out.

Enjoy.  ;)
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