How to Find Out Wi-Fi Thieves.
There are many reasons why your Wi-Fi connection might be slower than usual. Mostly due to network errors, but it could be someone using it without your permission.
How to find out if someone is stealing your Wi-Fi and how to block it.
There are ways to check if someone stole your Wi-Fi without using a lot of complicated procedures at all. Your wireless router has a flashing light to indicate usage activity.
Try to disconnect any devices that are usually connected with Wi-Fi, such as smartphones, laptops, smart TVs and game consoles and anything with a Wi-Fi connection. If the light still blinks, it’s possible someone connected to your router and pilfering your Wi-Fi. However, if shutting all of your devices are too troublesome, there are other alternatives.
To find out who is using your Wi-Fi, the first thing you need to do is make sure you are connected to the Wi-Fi network that you want to monitor. Next, download the “Fing – Network Tools” application from the Play Store or App Store.
After downloading the application, open the application, and you will see your network name on the home screen, along with the Refresh and Settings button. To see all devices connected to your Wi-Fi network, tap Refresh.
This process can take a few minutes, but after that you will see a list of devices, along with indicators that tell you whether it’s a smartphone, PC, or other device.
Tap any device on your network to bring up a list of interaction for the selected device. This includes sending ping or Wake signals on LAN, and you can even log in when the device is connected and disconnected from the network.
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How to Find Out and Block Wi-Fi Thieves:
If one of the devices connected to your network is unknown or suspicious, you can block it forever from your network. Fing shows you the MAC address of each device connected to your network. The number will follow this format and consist of numbers and letters: ‘xx: xx: xx: xx: xx: xx’), write down this number.
On the computer connected to your router, enter your router’s IP into the browser, then enter your router login details on the next page. After entering your router, find the Security option (the location varies between routers and may be located under Advanced Settings)
On security, click MAC filtering, then add the device. Enter the MAC address of the device that you want to cancel in the MAC field, give the name if there is such an option, then click Apply, Save or OK. When you enter the router, you may also need to change your Wi-Fi password, as your last password might have been compromised.