Simple Way to See Who Is Connected to Your Wireless Network

Nobody wants eavesdroppers on their wireless network and it pays to keep an eye on who is connecting to it. There are various ways to do this but a very easy approach is to use a little program from Nir Sofer called Wireless Network Watcher. Like most of Sofer’s free utilities, it requires no installation and is a portable application. It isn’t an elaborate network tool but it is a very simple way to list all computers and devices that are currently connected to your network. The interface is shown below.

Wireless network watcher

A description and download link are at this page. The utility works in Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003/2008, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.

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by Andrew Snowball (not verified) on 30. September 2012 - 9:21  (99989)

Doesn't pick up mobile phone :[
Any hints ?

by BillR (not verified) on 1. September 2011 - 13:52  (78807)

The new version - just released - works weith Windows 7

by Rob1109 (not verified) on 18. July 2011 - 15:17  (75763)

Worked perfectly on my XP SP3. Picked up the computer, my IPad, and my cell!

by Bcpone (not verified) on 18. July 2011 - 7:44  (75739)

Works fine on Windows XP and showed all the PCs but on Win 7 it hardly picked up any of the PCs on the network. It is useless on Windows 7

by HisSon (not verified) on 15. July 2011 - 13:16  (75538)

What a neat little utility. It shows everything. As soon as I figure how to get my cell phone to connect, I'll check that out too.

by cynders (not verified) on 14. July 2011 - 21:51  (75500)

Well, I'm disappointed - it showed my router, but nothing else...no computer, no ipod - much less any outside computers....

by Corek (not verified) on 14. July 2011 - 21:45  (75499)

Nice and simple to use. Useful. Saw the PC and the router, even though I am not on a wireless connection.

by Great Find (not verified) on 14. July 2011 - 13:55  (75474)

Works on my machine (WinXP). Nice piece of software for checking my wireless network from time to time. Thanks.

by jeepmanjr (not verified) on 14. July 2011 - 13:44  (75472)

Basic little program that works as advertised. Saw both of my routers (one wireless), printers, PC's and both NDAS drives. It even detected my virtual IP's. While it doesn't have any bells or whistles (and doesn't claim to) it's definitely not worthless either. I added the portable file to my toolbox! Thank you v.laurie for the recommendation.

by JW101 (not verified) on 14. July 2011 - 13:04  (75470)

Yeah, ditto
Nice idea in principal, but appears to be useless.

by RichardRMS (not verified) on 14. July 2011 - 12:32  (75467)

It couldn't see past my wireless router. Hmmm.

by giddyup (not verified) on 14. July 2011 - 15:05  (75477)

Well it worked for me. I just found out someone else is using my wireless despite having WPA-2 and a good password on the router.

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