How to stop unauthorized devices from connecting to your Wi-Fi

This is a bit synonymous to our previous post that gives you simple and direct to the point tips on how to make your internet connections faster. The internet is seen as a large space occupied by lots of diverse information and you can get informed by using so many mediums like mobile phones, computers, amplified or powered by things like wi-fi, Data connections, etc.

In this post, you will be shown how to put a stop to devices connected to your Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity) without your consent. The disadvantages of allowing a person or persons steal your wi-fi are quite numerous to mention and they include low internet speed, your device being infected with Malware, using your internet connections to perform illegal activities, etc.


Ways people steal wi-fi

If you are wondering how your wi-fi could be stolen then read this, hacking which is a better terminology used to refer to stealing on the internet can be done when a person search and clicks on a nearby wi-fi name that has no password security, another way which is mostly regarded as the worst case scenario is when people hack into your wi-fi with a software designed for that purpose. 

How to see devices connected to your wi-fi

Tip 1: The use of an App

As you may know, every problem has a solution. Software programmers or developers have developed Apps that have the capability of engaging in automatic searches for unusual devices logged into your Wi-Fi network.

 Some of these Apps will tell you when and how the unauthorized users connected to your wi-fi and from that info given, you can plan how to end the threat.

The Apps listed below have been made to possess such attributes of knowing when and how persons steal your wi-fi:

Fing: Fing is an App used by Apple mobile phones. With Fing, you can see devices connected to your wi-fi (what type they are, how they got connected, Mac address, etc).

Apart from that, you can monitor the wi-fi connection behavior to know when someone is stealing your network.

Wireless Network Watcher: when compared with other Apps, Wireless network watcher has a high compatibility in the sense that it is designed to help Windows and MacOS users watch for suspicious wireless activity and monitor all currently connected devices.

Wi-Fi Inspector: wi-fi inspector is mostly used on androids. With this great tool you can see all devices on your network, including important details like device names, IP addresses, and more.

In addition to that you can compile a list of devices you have allowed to connect to your wi-fi and also mark unfamiliar ones that have logged on.

F-Secure Router Checker: This web tool does a great job by checking and analyzing serious hacks, it automatically check for signs that someone is using crafty setting tweaks to hijack your internet.

F-Secure Router Checker can be used when no download is wished to be made.


Tip 2: check your router administrator's  page

In order to confirm that your Wi-Fi  is not being hacked, always check on your router administrator's  page. To check it,  go to  the address bar and type "" or "". Once you have done that, locate the page listing the various Media Access Control (MAC) addresses connected to your computer.

Although this may differ depending on your router, but the Page is located under "wireless configuration," "wireless status," or in the "DHCP client" list. You can use this list to count how many devices are linked to your internet.

Finally, it is of utmost importance to guard your network with a security password, Change the default router name and password. If you want to change your password and don't know how to go about it, scan for the PSK or Pre Shared Key in your security settings.

Note: putting a new password will kick off all current devices (including those unwanted connected devices), so you will have to reconnect your devices once you have a newly set password.

No comments:

Post a Comment