How Can I Check Who Is On My WiFi Router Network?
Is your WiFi moving at a snail’s pace? Are you experiencing connection drops? Do you feel that someone is connected to your WiFi and stealing your data bandwidth? Is your network secure? Are you desperate to know the answer to ‘who is on my WiFi’? If any of the questions are spinning your head and you want to check the access of all connected devices to your WiFi router, here’s how to do it.
Note: This post will guide you on the ways to check the list of connected devices on a Netgear Nighthawk router, however you can use the process for any WiFi device you own.
Many devices in your home could be using your WiFi network. Though, there are numerous routers in the market offering users the freedom to connect a huge number of devices to their WiFi, the access of a hoard of devices (especially unauthorized) can slow your internet speed. Luckily, you can check who is using your WiFi. There are various methods to have a nudge on the devices connected to your Nighthawk WiFi router. You can either use the web browser method or download the Netgear Nighthawk app. So, let’s help you find the answer to your problem that is ‘who is on my WiFi’.
See Who Is Connected to Your Nighthawk WiFi
There are many ways to find whether or not someone is leeching your WiFi. If you are not a techie, then the most simple way for you to check the status of the connected devices on your wireless router is to turn off all your computers, smartphones, and tablet that none of your connected devices can show internet connectivity. Once done, check the activity lights of your Netgear Nighthawk router. If you find the activity light on your router still showing green, then sorry but someone is using your internet.
You can also check the list of connected devices on your WiFi by logging into your Nighthawk’s web interface. To do so,
- Open a web browser on your laptop/desktop.
- Type the default web address used by you at the time accessing the setup Nighthawk router page.
- As soon as you reach the router login window, fill your username and password.
Quick Tip: If you have not yet changed the password of your Nighthawk, fill the default credentials. If you have changed the details and can’t remember them, you need to perform the Nighthawk router reset to take back your device to default settings.
- Navigate to the settings of your WiFi after landing on the web interface.
- From there, head towards the Attached Devices option and select it.
- You will be shown with the list of devices that are connected to your WiFi.
Check Who Is Using Your WiFi Through App
You can also check who is on your WiFi by downloading the Netgear Nighthawk app on your smartphone. Once done,d
- Log in to your Nighthawk by launching the app.
- Locate the Connected devices option and check who is on your WiFi.
- Using the app itself, you can disconnect/add any device from/to your Nighthawk in a matter of seconds.
The app makes it extremely easy for users to monitor, manage, and control their WiFi devices without any hassle.
This is all about how to check who is using your internet connection.
Solution! What to do if any unknown access has been found on your WiFi?
If you find any unknown access to your WiFi and that is from your neighbors – you are advised to don’t hunt them down for stealing your internet, instead of without making any fuss simply kick them off from your WiFi by blocking their device(s).
Once done, head back to the interface of your Nighthawk router and locate the change password option. Give your WiFi a new yet strong password to avoid any unauthorized access to your WiFi.
Bonus: It’s better to choose WPA2 type for the WiFi password as it’s difficult for hackers to crack. Thus, protecting your WiFi to the fullest.
Another way to protect your WiFi from potential threats is to create a Guest Network. This applies to those users who are often asked to share their internet passwords with their guests. Creating a guest network will not only secure your network but also give you peace of mind.
In the End
Have you got the answer to your question ‘who is on my WiFi’? We hope you do! Share your experience in the comments section. Just in case you got stuck at any step and can’t check the status of connected devices on your network, get in touch with our proficient experts for having quick and prompt assistance with the best Netgear troubleshooting tips.