Do you know when you connect to your Wi-Fi network; someone else also can connect to your network, even if you have set a security password. These days with the increase in usage of Internet, it highly important to take preventative measures to keep a stranger or neighborhood from stealing your network.
Wondering why you should worry if a random person is using your network?
It is always a good idea to know about all the devices and people that use your Wi-Fi network to browse the Internet. Here’s why:
- Cyber criminals stealing your network to carry out illegal activities can put you in great trouble
- An intruder using your business network can leak client data, employee’s data, financial transaction, etc.
To get to the root cause of the problem and find out the intruders on your wireless network, there are loads of free apps available in the market. One such app is Who Is On My WiFi. Who Is On My Wifi will show you every computer on your network and alert you about any unrecognized computer.
Wondering if someone is using my network? Follow the steps to find using Who Is On My WiFi:
Step 1: Install Who Is On My Wi-Fi app on your PC.
Step 2: Open the app and follow the tutorial steps to start network scan.
Step 3: After a scan, you will get a list of all IP addresses. Each will be recognized by MAC address and local IP.
Step 4: Identify all the devices on your network. Label all the known devices that are using your connection. To label, click on the ‘Description’ box, type a name. Now on the top right corner, click on ‘Save’.
Step 5: In case you find out some random person using your Wi-Fi- connection, instantly change your password.
Remember: Any device that is hardwired in your network and also don’t have support for Wi-Fi will be highlighted under ‘NO’ in the ‘Connected’ column.