Bandwidth limitation (throttling), local network problems or buggy Android updates: there are several reasons why your WiFi connection is slow on your Android device. But there is yet another possible explanation … Someone may be using your WiFi network without your knowledge! How to protect your router and how to block unwanted WiFi users for good? Here is the solution.
Who uses my WiFi?
The first thing to do is to verify that you are well connected to the WiFi network that you want to manage (you never know). Second step: download the WiFi Fing management application – Network tools.
Once the application has been downloaded, open it: the home screen will display the name of your network and the keys Refresh (Refresh) and Settings (Rglages). To see the devices connected to your WiFi network, click on the button Refresh. You will then access a list of devices with a symbol specifying whether it is a smartphone or a PC.
Click on any of these devices to display a list of possible interactions, among which the sending of pings, Wake on LAN signals, which allows you to activate one device from another or even control the TCP ports.
How to block unwanted WiFi users
If you have picked up an unwanted user on your network, the next step is to block them forever. Fing allows you to access the MAC address (format xx: xx: xx: xx: xx: xx with numbers and letters) of each of the devices connected to your network. Take note of this address.
- On your computer connected to your WiFi router, enter your router's IP address in the browser, then on the next page enter your router's login details (you should find a list of default passwords for your routers here).
- Once you log into your router, find the options for security (its location varies depending on the different routers). You will probably find them in Advanced settings.
- In security, click Filter MAC and then click Add Device.
- Enter the MAC address of the banned device in the MAC field, give it a name if this option exists, click Apply, then OK.
- Since you are connected to your router, take the opportunity to change your password since it has probably been cracked.
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Have you ever been victim of a hack of your box? Are you taking protective measures?
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