WHO IS ON MY WIFI 4

Is your mạng internet sluggish? If you suspect a neighbor is stealing your Wi-Fi, here's how khổng lồ identify devices using your connection & boot them off.

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Windows users can download a không lấy phí, portable program calledWireless Network Watcher(scroll down khổng lồ the Zip tải về liên kết below "Feedback" lớn get it), which will provide a list of every device currently connected lớn your network, so you can identify the ones that belong lớn you.

To use Wireless Network Watcher, just launch the program, và it will immediately begin scanning your network. This will take a minute or two—you"ll know it"s working if the bottom-left corner reads "Scanning..." Once it"s done, that message will disappear, and you"ll be presented with a full các mục of connected devices.

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The resulting danh mục may look a little cryptic, especially if you aren"t super tech-savvy, but don"t worry. You can ignore theIP. addressvà MAC address listings for now. If you"re using Wireless Network Watcher, just focus on the Device NameNetwork Adapter Company columns.

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For example, I see an sản phẩm named "Dulce" in Wireless Network Watcher, which is the name of my wife"s MacBook. I see another with no name, but with "Philips Lighting BV" as the network adapter manufacturer, it"s probably the hub for myPhilips Hue lights. You can double-cliông xã on a device to lớn add "User Text" that helps you identify each device & narrow down all the items in this list.

Mac users don"t have as many great options—LanScanis a decent pichồng, though it costs $6 for the full functionality. Most other apps are either expensive, or have sầu caveats that make them less than igiảm giá. If you"re on a Mac, your router"s settings page may have the info you need.Or, if you have an iPhone, you can giveFinga try.

Consult Your Router Settings

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If you"re lucky, you"ll be able lớn recognize all the items on that danh mục, but there may be a few that don"t have enough information. After going through my list, for example, I was left with a couple devices that listed no name and no manufacturer. However, I was able to get a little more information from my router"s website interface.

You can open your router"s management page by typing its IPhường address in your browser"s address bar. Once there, look for an option that sounds lượt thích "Attached Devices" or "Client List." This will present you with a similar menu as Wireless Network Watcher, but the information may be slightly different. After cross-referencing the unknown devices between the two, I found one of them was listed as "AzureWave Technology, Inc" in my router"s interface, but not Wireless Network Watcher. A little Googling revealed that this was myRachio sprinkler system, so I was able to mark that down and move sầu on.