How to know if a Wifi (Wireless Fidelity) network is used by others?
The use of a wireless network by others in our homes and workplaces stands out as a major problem for everyone. In this article, we will explain how we can find out if our wireless network is used by someone else and provide our home wireless network security. If you suspect that your wifi is being used by others, if you think there is illegal access to your internet network, we will tell you how to realize it.
Importance of Wireless Network Security
The WiFi network you use is very important in terms of providing internet access. You do not tolerate the use of the Internet by someone else without your knowledge. Your WiFi network used by someone else will bring along a lot of problems. First of all, it will slow down your network because it is used by others. However, the more people joining your network, the more power and other features of your network will lose performance.
Each WiFi hotspot has a bandwidth. Every user who joins the network will use your internet as well as your bandwidth. This will cause your device to overheat and suffer a loss of performance. Unauthorized users who join your WiFi network can also access folders and files that are shared on your network. You should check that your wireless network is being used by someone else, as it is a major security vulnerability.
Detecting Unauthorized Users in WiFi Network
It is easy to detect and block unauthorized users of your WiFi network. First of all, the easiest way to check if someone else is using your network is to turn off the WiFi access from all your devices and then control the lights of your WiFi device. If the light on the device continues to blink even though you have stopped accessing the Internet from all of your devices, there are other users connected to the device.
Another way to control your WiFi network is through a computer. You can also determine the IP addresses that are connected to your WiFi network using the management panel of your device. If there is a foreign address that you do not recognize or there are many IP addresses, there are foreign users connected to your WiFi network. You can perform this check from the device list.
How to Learn Modem IP Address?
Press the “Windows” sign and the “R” keys simultaneously. The “Run” screen will open. Type “cmd” here and press enter. Then type “ipconfig” and press enter again. A black and text flowing screen will appear. In this screen, you can see IP address of your modem in front of the default gateway.
Router interfaces, usually with an address configuration of 192.168.0.1 or similar, allow you to manage your WiFi network. By typing this IP address into the address line through your browser, you can open the modem interface as if you were accessing any site. The only thing to remember at this point is that this address will only open the right place if you are connected to your own wifi network. When you want to open this address in another wifi network, you can access another interface, that is, the modem management interface of another device.
Access to Modem Interface
After logging in to the admin panel with your username and password, you can manage your WiFi network as desired. This user name and password are standard at the beginning and can be found in the instructions on the device, in the box or in the instruction manual. The modem interface user name and password are different from your internet provider’s user name and password.
After entering the interface with the standard user name and password in the box, on the modem or in the manual, you can change it as desired. Once you have passed the login phase, navigate to the menus to find the wireless tab and click. Locate the section where the connected devices are listed by clicking on the location labeled wireless status. You can clean your network by blocking unfamiliar threads through this section. Another point to be aware of here is that you should change your network password periodically.
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