How to find out who is using your Wi-Fi step by step

Published: February 24, 2022

Last Modified: April 5, 2023

How to find out who is using your Wi-Fi step by step

Tools to find out who is using your Wi-Fi


Wireshark is free software for Windows, macOS and Linux that allows you to check which people are using a Wi-Fi network. With this tool it is possible to track the number of connected users or devices , provide IP addresses and other important information.

Wireless networks Watcher

In this case, we are talking about an exclusive application for Windows. Wireless Network Watcher is available for free and allows you to track who has access to your Wi-Fi, you can watch devices connected to the network , find the IP address and find out the connection time.


Linux users can use this exclusive tool. Bandwich has the same characteristics as the previous examples, but lacks a user-friendly interface, which can confuse people.


GlassWire for Windows has several additional features that are not available in previous applications. In addition to keeping track of who has access to a Wi-Fi connection, you can also create a “custom firewall”, monitor network activity, and detect spyware. The tool creates a history with all devices connected to the network. You can test these features for 7 days and then purchase the paid version to continue enjoying it.

How to access the router as an administrator

Accessing the router is something more difficult for people without computer knowledge, but it gives us information about the devices connected to our Wi-Fi.

Regardless of the model we have, it is important to have a manual to help us access the router’s control panel . Here we will find an indication of “connected devices” or “list of devices” with information about who has access to the network.

It is important to emphasize that this option is not recommended for the inexperienced. This warning is due to the fact that we may accidentally  change some important device settings.

Here are some of the tools and simple options for anyone who wants to control access to Wi-Fi, they can certainly be very important for network monitoring both at home and at work.

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