There are many reasons why the Wi-Fi connection on your Android device may be slow.Most are completely innocent, but someone may be using it without your permission.In this article, we'll show you how to know exactly who you're sharing your Wi-Fi network with and how to get rid of it forever.
Who uses my Wi-Fi? The low-tech method
There is a way to check if someone steals your Wi-Fi network without using a lot of technology. Your wireless router should have small flashing lights to indicate that there is activity. What you want to do is disconnect all devices that would normally be connected to it. This means all smartphones, laptops, smart TVs and game consoles and everything else with free Wi-Fi.
If the lights continue to flash, chances are someone is connected to your router and steals your Wi-Fi network.If disconnecting all your devices seems too complicated, there is another solution.
Who uses my Wi-Fi? The high-tech method
To find out who is using your Wi-Fi, the first thing to do is to make sure you are connected to the Wi-Fi network that you want to monitor. Then download the Fing network monitoring app from the link below.
Once you have downloaded the app, open it and you will see the name of your network on the home screen, as well as the buttonsactualizeandsettingsTo see all the devices connected to your Wi-Fi network, pressactualize.
This process may take a few minutes, but you will then see a list of devices, as well as an indicator telling you if it is a smartphone, PC, or other device.
Tap any device on your network to display a list of options for interacting with that device, these include sending pings or Wake over LAN signals, and you can even connect when those devices connect and disconnect from the network.
How to block intrusion devices
If one of the devices connected to your network is not familiar or suspect, you can block it forever. Fing tells you the MAC address of each device connected to your network (the number will follow this format and will be made up of numbers and letters: 'xx: xx: xx: xx: xx: xx'). Make a note of this number.
- On the computer connected to your router, enter your router's IP in the browser, then enter your router's connection information on the next page.
- Once connected to your router, find the options forsecurity(its location varies from router to router and can be located underAdvanced settings).
- Insecurity, click onMAC filtering, thenAdd a device
- Enter the MAC address of the device you want to ban in the MAC field, give it a name if there is such an option, then clickApply,SaveorOKAY.
- When you are connected to your router, it can also be useful tochange your Wi-Fi password, because your lastpassword amay have been compromised.
That’s all we can say.Did you use this method to find out who is using your Wi-Fi network?Let us know in the comments.