Yeah, today is the deal day, the day we catch all of them; my grand mum would always say “many days for the thief but one day for the owner!
You must have previously experienced a slow Wi-fi and might have been wondering why. Well, apart from those innocent reasons, there are some persons who just love to suck on your Wi-Fi like Pineapple juice (**I love Pineapple juice**). I don’t intend to sound harsh but they are simply using your Wi-Fi without permission.
In this article, I will show you the “best way” to identify everyone sharing your Wi-Fi network with you and how to send every intruder parking.
First and foremost, how to know who is using your W-Fi
In order to know who is using your Wi-Fi, You’ll need to download the network monitoring app Fing from the Google Play store. Once you successfully download the app, connect with the Wi-Fi network you desire to monitor.
After downloading and installing the app, open it and you should see the name of your own Wi-Fi network on the home screen alongside a refresh and settings option. To see every device currently connected to your Wi-Fi, simply tap on refresh.
The process could take a couple of minutes to refresh but once completed, you should see a complete list of all devices, alongside an indicator which tells you if the device is a smartphone or PC.
Simply tap on any of the devices from the list and you would be prompt with a list of options for interacting with that specific device. Options include “Wake on LAN signals” and “sending pings“, and you can as well log when any of those devices connect or disconnect from your own network.
Now how do you block those stealing your Wi-Fi?
If probably one of the devices connected to your own network is unfamiliar or looks suspicious, you’ve got the right to block it forever with Fing.
With Fing, you can see the MAC address of every device connected to your network (the numbers are made up of both figures and letter and follow this format: ‘xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx’).
– On the computer that your router is connected to, enter the router IP into any of the browsers, on the next page, enter the router login details.
– Once you’ve logged in, locate security options (most often it could be located under Advanced settings because its location varies between routers. Here is an easy guide
– Click on Security and then click on MAC Filtering and finally add device.
– You need to enter the MAC address of the specific device you want to block in the MAC field, give it a name if there is an option to do so and then click on Apply, Save or OK.
If you followed this post from the start, you should now be able to block everyone trying to reap where they did not sow (#YourWifi). Since you are logged into the router, I will advise you change your Wi-Fi password because the previous one might have been compromised.