If you have a Internet network in your office or Home. At times you may need to know or have an overview of all the computer currently connected to your wired or wireless network. This is important specially for a large network, to detect unauthorized users accessing to your private Internet network.
This is possible from the windows control panel also, but its not very accurate and takes a bit of time. Besides windows will not show other devices such as smartphones and tablets connected to your wi-fi network.
How to View Computers connected to wired and wireless network:
It is now possible to get a quick overview of all the computers, smartphones and tablets connected to your wired or wireless network, with a FREEWARE tool called “Wireless network watcher” by Nirsoft (www.nirsoft.net).
Wireless network watcher is a small tool less than 300Kb in size and comes in zip format. Best thing is, this tool does not require any installation. You simply just unzip it and run the application “WNetwatcher” and use it right away.
After starting the application, within a few seconds, the tool scans your wireless network. And displays the list of all computers and devices that are currently connected to your network.
For every computer or device that is connected to your network, the following information is displayed: IP address, MAC address, the company that manufactured the network card, and optionally the computer name.
If this tool “WNetWatcher” fails to locate and scan your network. You have to manually choose the correct network adapter, from the Options menu > Advanced options > than check on “Use the following network adopter” and choosing the right network adapter from the drop down menu.
You can also activate from the options menu to “Beep on new device”. This will give you a aural alert, when a new device is detected on your network. Small but a very handy tool to view computers connected to wired and wireless network.
You can Download this Free Tool “WNetWatcher”
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