Have you noticed your WiFi working slower than usual? Before digging into how to boost your signal & improve WiFi performance, find out who is connected to your WiFi network. 

Many devices in your house could be connected to your WiFi network, like laptops, smartphones, tablets, as well as smart bulbs, and trang chủ assistants. However, it could just be strangers logging in that’s causing your WiFi signal to thảm bại speed. 


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There can be many different reasons why you’d like to know what devices are connected lớn 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.

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See Who Is Connected to WiFi With Your Router


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Your best option is to check your wireless router. You can vày it in just a few minutes và don’t need to tải về any third-party apps to lớn perform the check.

One thing you need before you do this is your wireless router’s IP address.

How to lớn Find Your Router’s IP Address

In order lớn log into your router’s web interface, you’ll need to open a browser on any of your devices that are connected khổng lồ your router. Then mở cửa a new browser tab & type your router’s IP address into the address bar.


Most routers have a default IP address of 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1. If you tried typing both of them into your browser and neither of them works, you can find your router’s IP address on the backside of your wireless router. 

If you’re still not sure what your router IP address is, there are a few more ways lớn find it. Some are more complicated than others. 


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The easy way to vày it on Windows is by using the Command Prompt utility. When you launch the utility, type the ipconfig command and press Enter.

From there, you’ll find your IP address under Default Gateway.


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On Mac, click on the WiFi icon in the thực đơn bar and choose Open Network Preferences.

In your Network settings, choose Wi-Fi from the left-side menu and click Advanced in the bottom-right corner of the window.


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Then choose the TCP/IP tab in the next window. There you’ll find your IP address under Router.

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How lớn See Who’s Connected to Your Wifi Network

Now that you have your IP address, xuất hiện a new browser tab và type it in. This will take you khổng lồ the router’s login page. Some routers will have adminpassword as the mặc định login credentials. 


Alternatively, you can find those details on the backside of your router together with the IP address. If you have changed that previously, enter your new details to log in. If you don’t remember your username và password, you can reset the router và then use the default credentials khổng lồ log in.


After you log in, you’ll need lớn navigate to lớn the danh sách of connected devices. Depending on your router, this information could be located in different places.


Some routers will have all the devices listed on the main page under WiFi.


On D-Link routers, you have khổng lồ go khổng lồ Status tab và find Wireless Clients to lớn get the danh mục of the devices.


On Verizon routers the section you need is called My Network. While on Netgear, you need to look for Attached Devices.

No matter what router you’re using, the các mục of connected devices normally offer the same information. You’ll see some sort of table that includes the hostname và MAC address for every device on the list.

When you see a device you don’t recognise, your first intention will probably be to lớn boot it off your network. However, before you bởi that, make sure to check whether it’s actually a stranger feeding off your WiFi, or one of your devices that you simply didn’t recognize. A good way to vì this is to compare the device’s MAC address from the các mục to the MAC addresses of the devices you own that could be connected to lớn your wireless network. 

Use a Network Scanner khổng lồ See Who’s Using Your WiFi

Using your router’s web interface is the ideal way of checking who’s connected khổng lồ your WiFi. However, there are other methods you can use. If your router doesn’t offer an option to lớn see the danh sách via its website interface, you can tải về software lớn your computer that will scan the WiFi network you’re using and list the connected devices.

There are quite a few different network scanners out there that you can use. Khổng lồ name a few tools that have proven its worth, we recommend LanScan for Mac, SoftPerfect for Windows và Mac, và Angry IP Scanner for Windows, Mac, và Linux. 


The only downside is that these apps will only menu active devices – the ones that are currently online. That means you won’t see any devices that are currently offline on the list.

Secure Your WiFi Network

In a situation where you need to lớn give someone access lớn your local network, there’s a safe way to vì that. At the same time, if you’re worried about someone hijacking your WiFi, it’s time khổng lồ secure your network. Doing this will keep anyone from using your mạng internet connection lớn perform malicious acts. It’ll also give you peace of mind. 

Have you ever checked who’s been using your WiFi? What tools did you use to do that? tóm tắt your experience with us in the comments below.