There can be many different reasons why you’d like to know what devices are connected to your WiFi. Luckily, it’s an easy check. There are two ways you can go about this: Through your router’s web interface, or using network scanning software. For better results, try both ways and see if you find the same connected devices on the list. Unknown devices connected to your router
If a hacker or another unauthorized user connects to your home or business router, you can identify the unknown user by the Media Access Control address of his device. Find the MAC addresses, the name of the devices and the IP addresses for all connections in the router’s administrative interface, where you can also find the list of Attached Devices to see the identifying information for unknown devices connected to your network. You can then take steps to block these device from connecting to your router.
- Navigate to the IP address for the router’s administrative app. This IP address is usually 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1. Many Netgear routers also use the domain name routerlogin.net for the administrative interface.
2. Log in with the administrative username and password. Refer to the router’s user manual for the defaults for these credentials.
3. Click the “Status” option in the top navigation bar of the Linksys interface, click “Local Network,” and then click “DHCP Clients Table.” This table identifies all devices connected to the router by the device name, IP address and MAC address. On a Netgear router, click the “Attached Devices” link in the left navigation panel under the Maintenance heading. The Attached Devices table opens, displaying the device name, IP address and MAC address of each connected device.
Tip – Unknown devices connected to your router
One way to prevent unauthorized users from connecting to your network is to configure the router to filter MAC addresses. To do this, add the MAC addresses for the devices used by those who legitimately connect to your network. With MAC filtering enabled, any device that is not listed in the router configuration cannot establish a connection to the network.
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