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Re: How do you keep unauthorized people from stealing your wifi..

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Re: How do you keep unauthorized people from stealing your wifi..

I want to know how can I see we hat devices are connected to my wifi
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Re: How do you keep unauthorized people from stealing your wifi..

You should be able to use a browser and log in to your WiFi router as admin.  There you should be able to see devices connected to your local network.

Joe V
(not a Comcast employee, just another paying customer)
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Re: How do you keep unauthorized people from stealing your wifi..

how do you identify you devices?

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Re: How do you keep unauthorized people from stealing your wifi..

By MAC ID or IP address.

Joe V
(not a Comcast employee, just another paying customer)
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Re: How do you keep unauthorized people from stealing your wifi..


@jav6joev wrote:

By MAC ID or IP address.


Your devices will also show their NetBIOS name or Network ID, which will depend on your router. (My Harmony Hub shows up as Slim Devices Inc on my old Airport Extreme router, and as the proper name on my ASUS RT-AC88U). 


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Re: How do you keep unauthorized people from stealing your wifi..

First step - Change the SSIDs and change to strong passwords. You should be able to see the devices attached to the router as you change the SSID and password in each device, you can note the MAC address in the wireless client list in the router's admin pages. If an unknown one appears, see if your router has some type of MAC block feature. My Archer C8 has "Wireless MAC Filtering" where I can block MAC addresses or include only certain addresses. Also you can power off the router when not in use, to make your WIFI unavailable.