We always tend to share our Wi-Fi password with our guests and friends. But sometimes our password might get leaked and can be used by neighbors or street hackers. You may not notice it unless you see a sudden drop in wireless performance or slow internet connection.
So how to see who’s connected to your Wi-Fi?
This can be done in two ways,
- Using an android/ios app : This includes using third party apps which scan your network and provides and list of connected devices. The most popular of them is Fing. Fing discovers which devices are connected to any Wi-Fi network, map devices, detect intruders, assess network security risks, troubleshoot network problems and achieve best network performance.
- Router’s DHCP/Wireless client list: To check the list of connected devices you have to access the router console. Once you login to your router you can go to LAN section and check for DHCP client list. This will show the list of all the connected devices. Some router also have a dedicated section which shows the list of wireless clients.
Don’t recognize these devices? Its time to change the security key.
If there are unknown devices which are not from your house you can go ahead and change the Wi-Fi password by logging into your and and entering a new password under the wireless security section. Always select WPA-2 encryption for maximum protection.
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