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How to know how many devices are connected to my WiFi

Sometimes when our WiFi connection becomes very slow, one of the possible causes may be due to the fact that we have several devices connected to the network.

To rule out this idea, it is best to check how many devices are currently connected to the network to determine if it is a failure of the provider or a saturation due to drastic bandwidth consumption.

If you want to know how many devices are connected to your WiFi network, we will explain it to you step by step. In this way, you can make sure that all the devices connected to your WiFi network are trusted and authorized by you, otherwise, you can block connected intruder devices.

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How to see how many devices are connected to my WiFi

To control the devices connected to your WiFi network, it is necessary to know the IP address of the wireless router or modem.

To see the devices connected to your WiFi network from your Android phone or PC, you have to know your IP. In case you don't know how to do it, follow the steps below to find out your IP.

  1. From a Windows PC, click Start and then Search.
  2. Type "CMD" and Click to open it.
  3. In the new window that opens, type "ipconfig" and press "Enter." By doing this, you will be able to see all the information of the network, look for where it says "Default gateway" and next to it you will have the number 192.168.0.1. That is the IP address of the router or modem.

How to enter the router or modem to see the connected devices

Once you know the IP of your router, you must access its configuration to verify that there is not an intruder saturating your connection.

For that you must open your web browser and in the address bar type 192.168.0.1 (may vary) and press "Enter" to access.

An access field will appear on the manufacturer's website to enter the username and password. If you have never configured a username and password, you must enter the default data.

Depending on the manufacturer of your modem or router, the username and password may vary, but generally they are usually "admin" or "user".

Another option, in case of not being able to access the router, you can reset it to its factory settings. Just remember that by doing so, you will lose all the settings made on the router during its installation.

Locate the devices connected to the router's WiFi

After accessing the router's configuration panel, look for the option "connected devices" that may be in the "WIRELESS" or "DHCP" tab. Once the option is found, you will be able to see all the devices that are currently connected to your WiFi network.

You must bear in mind that the interface of the router's configuration panel may vary and you will have to navigate in tabs such as "Basic" or "Advanced" to see the devices connected to the network.

If you recognize all the devices that are connected, you should do absolutely nothing. However, if you suspect a device or notice that there are more devices connected than you have, you immediately have to change the password of your WiFi network.

Alternative to know how many devices are connected to my router

If you want to try other options on your computer or mobile phone to check all the activities of your WiFi connection, you can use the following free options:

Wireless Network Watcher

This is software developed by NirSoft for Windows. This allows you to monitor all information and activities on the WiFi connection through a network scanner.

After activation, you will see a list of devices connected to the WiFi router.

GlassWire

GlassWire software has a free version and a pro version. In addition to scanning your WiFi network, the tool can also be used as an antivirus and firewall to prevent attacks on your WiFi router or modem. These functions are only available in the paid version.


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