Do you thing an outsider is using your network?
How to see which Devices are connected to a Network
Method 1: Check it from router
For this method, you need to have access to the router, and know its credentials.
Then, you need to find out your internal router address while in your network. It is either written on the router, or it can be found after the text “Default gateway” when typing ipconfig in cmd (Windows) or netstat -rn (MacOS X). Frequent router local IP address is 192.168.1.1
Connect to your router through a web browser, go to router address and enter credentials. Then, there should be an option to list all connected devices (it depends on manufacturers).
Router is only accessible inside the network, so you cannot use this method to check it remotely.
Method 2: Use command prompt
You can know the connected devices on any computer that is connected to the network through a command introduced in terminal.
Use command prompt in Windows systems
Enter this command in cmd:
Use command prompt in Linux systems
Enter this command in
sudo nmap -sn 192.168.1.0/24
If nmap is not installed, type this:
sudo apt-get install nmap
Method 3: use an application
Applications to check connected devices in network:
- Nutty (Linux)
- Wireless Network Watcher (Windows)
Method 4: use a device
Some WiFi mesh installation provide an app that tells you in real time which devices are connected.
- wikihow.com; “See who is connected to your network“; wikihow.com
- Abhishek Prakash; “How to Find What Devices are Connected to Network in Linux“; itsfoss.com