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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