How to Check if Someone is Using your WiFi

by on January 10th, 2014

In present times, a single home usually has many internet users on desktop computers, laptops, smart devices (iOS, Android, mobile, tablets) that brings need to distribute the single internet connection between all these devices via a wifi device. Wifi device shares internet connection between multiple devices. If you are your home administrator then you will also be network administrator in your home and you would like to monitor sometimes that who is connected to the wifi. This also enables you to monitor any unauthorized access to your wifi router, if any. Here is a small utility that lets you know about the current connected devices to your wifi.

Wireless Network Watcher is a small portable utility that can be downloaded and run to view the connected devices to your wifi. Wireless Network Watcher scans your wireless network and displays the list of all computers and devices that are currently connected to your network.

For every computer or device that is connected to your network, the following information is displayed: IP address, MAC address (computer’s physical address), device(computer) name, the company that manufactured the network card, and optionally the computer name. You can also export the connected devices list into html, xml, csv or text file, or copy the list to the clipboard and then paste into Excel or other spreadsheet application.

This utility can only scan a wireless network that you’re currently connected to. It cannot scan other wireless networks. From the options, you can also set the beep if any new device is connected to the network (Background Scan option from options should be selected to use this). This utility is officially designed for wireless networks, but it can also be used to scan a small wired network.

After running utility, it automatically locates your wireless adapter, and scans your network. After a few seconds, you should start see the list of computers that are currently connected to your network.