In many cases, people report that their internet network is down because it is slowing down. This problem is usually associated with someone stealing your internet. Below we’ll show you how to see who’s connected.
If you notice that the lights on the router, the device offering the Wi-Fi connection, are constantly blinking, this indicates that more than one device is in use. Today you can access this tool for greater security and peace of mind.
All devices connected to the Internet are part of the local area network (LAN), which receives the signal through the router of the company you hire. This allows you to know who is connected to your network.
To do this, we recommend the following steps:
- Enter 192.168.11 or 192.168.2.1 in your browser
- In the portal, enter the username and password found on the back of your modem. You can request this from your internet company.
- Once you have logged in, a list of connected devices appears with their IP addresses. If you don’t recognize one, you can block or delete it.
If this option is very complicated for you, you can use apps that help you determine who has access to your WiFi network. Below we present some options to you.
Some routers like Google Nest or TP-Link already have their own applications that you can use to monitor them.
Available only on Android devices, the WiFi Monitor app allows you to check the health of WiFi networks and collect data such as signal strength, frequency and connection speed.
Fing is an application that acts as a network scanner and can detect services based on Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), allowing you to easily identify devices connected to the same network as you. This app is available for both Android and iOS devices and offers both free and premium versions.
This application can help you diagnose problems with your WiFi and internet connection.