Have you ever wondered who’s connected to your WiFi network? Nowadays, many homes and businesses have multiple devices that share the same network. With so many devices connected to a single network, it can be difficult to keep track of who’s using it.
It can be more dangerous than you think , if someone gain access to your network (WiFi Router), because they can access to all the devices and computers on your network. They can access your files, they can infect your computers with malwares, and in certain situations they can even steal your passwords and other personal information.
Fortunately, there are several ways to determine who’s connected to your WiFi network. Most routers have a simple interface that allows you to view connected devices. Simply log in to your router and browse the list of connected devices.
You can also download a network scanner app on your smartphone or computer. This app will scan your network and provide you with a list of connected devices, including their IP addresses and MAC addresses.
In wireless world, there is no any border as you imagine and any nearby users may gain access to your WiFi network just with having your wireless router ‘s security key. It’s essential to know who’s connected to your WiFi network to ensure its security and prevent unauthorized access. So, take the time to monitor your network and keep it safe.
There are two methods for checking the Router’s connected devices( Users) , The first method is to use router’s web console and the other is to use third party softwares and Apps.
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Most WiFi Routers ( Wireless Router) have a brief report for connected users in their web console. You can check the connected users and find their name, IP Address, Mac Address and connection type.
For windows users the ” Wireless Network Watcher ” is best option. You can run this software on your computer and find all network’s connected users by a simple scan.
to find more detailed information , double-click on each connected device
There are a few android App’s for checking the connected devices. I prefer to use “Home WiFi Alert” app. This app displays the connected devices, WiFi signal info, IP addresses, MAC addresses, Vendor names ,speed, etc.
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One of the impressive options of this App is Blacklist IP Address feature, which helps you to remove the specified connections and block the specific IP address.
With iNet App , you can have a real-time monitoring system. Which shows the devices connected to your Wired and wireless network, with detailed information such as their name, IP address, and vendor name, even for Hidden devices. Most devices are displayed with their correct icon.