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All of us have had frustrating moments when dealing with WiFi. Sometimes it’s simply a bad connection, or perhaps there are too many devices accessing your network. There is a chance that your sneaky neighbor is stealing your WiFi. Regardless of the cause, there’s a way to check your WiFi usage in the Windows operating system.


A free application called Who is On My WiFi lets you discover the root of the problem by letting you take a look at your network first-hand. You might be wondering why you need to worry about your WiFi network. The fact is that it can be risky having an unsecured network. If your WiFi is unmonitored, hackers could access your wireless signal and cause you all types of trouble.

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Even though they use encryption; many wireless networks can still be cracked. To make matters worse, routers only tell you who is on your network at a given moment. If intruders have accessed your network before or after you check, you won’t know they were there. Here are some viable options that can be helpful keeping your network secure and safe.

If you think someone is using your wifi, follow these steps:

  • Install the application, Who is On My WiFi.
  • Open the app, then follow the tutorial steps. Your network scan should start.
  • Notice the list of IP addresses connected to your network. Each device should have a MAC address, as well as the local IP address of the modem you use to connect to the Internet.
  • Identify the different devices connected to your network. You’ll have to assign labels to your devices so you can tell which IP address belongs to which device. You can assign labels by using the Description box. Afterward, click Save. If you know your MAC addresses, you’ll have a much easier time identifying which device is which.
  • Look for unknown devices on your WiFi network. If you have some that are connected, you’ll probably want to change your password.

If you’re still uneasy about your wireless network’s security, you should call Quikteks at 973 882 4644. We can configure your wireless router to lock out hackers and prevent unwanted devices from accessing it. Additionally, if you use our comprehensive managed services offering we can remotely monitor your network for suspicious activity. With Quikteks on your side, you won’t have to worry about unwanted intruders who might steal more than just your Internet access.