Have you ever wanted to make sure your network is secure and not being abused? With Who Is On My WiFi, the free software that reveals anyone piggybacking on your network, you can see anyone who’s been secretly using your network in a snap.
More than that, it’s a great tool for when you’re out in the world examining other networks to see how crowded it is, say hotel networks for example and if they’re worth the $20 a day fee. Our guide will outline how to use this nifty software to uncover anyone secretly using your network.
Downloading Who Is On My WiFi
Getting Who Is On My WiFi on your computer is a quick process. It’s also available for the Android and iPhone. To install the software, just go to the official page for Who Is On My WiFi, and click “Download free.”
After downloading it, follow the prompts to install the software.
Setting It Up
After installing Who Is On My WiFi, the all-important “Setup Wizard” will load. Click “Continue Setup” to begin.
The first step is setting up this software is scanning your network, specifically nearby ports so it can determine which computers are yours, and then be able to tell from there any unknown computers that may tap into your system.
After clicking “Continue Setup,” the computer will scan your computer and reveal your own computer(s).
It will then ask you to change your computer’s label from “Unknown” to “Known.” To do this, simply click the word “Unknown” with the grey drop-down menu arrow, select “Known,” and then do this for each computer that is yours on your network.
When you’re done, make sure to click “Save” at the top of the screen.
After clicking “Save,” the software will again ask you to scan your network to make sure no true unknown computer is using your network. Click “Scan Now” at the top right of the screen to begin the process.
After this last scan and if nothing is found, it will ask you to minimize the software so it runs in the background. This is a good idea because it scans your network every 5 minutes. You can’t get any more secure than that.
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While you can always just use your router to see if someone is on your network, Who Is On Your WiFi can be handy while traveling, and it’s also ideal for anyone not comfortable accessing their own computer’s router; the newbies of the world or young adults.
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For information on how to use your wireless network securely, check out our post – How to Setup a Security Key For Your Wireless Network In Windows