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Blocking unwanted connections.

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asked Mar 7 by Ramit (210 points) about Who's On My WiFi
edited Mar 27 by Marco Jauch 1

Who's On My Wifi is designed to detect all wireless connections to your WiFi and help you block those who are mooching off your hotspot.

Could you tell me how to block unwanted connections? The tool's official website doesn't go into details.

Please, I need an answer to my question. I'm in a hurry! Thank you.

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answered Mar 8 by Sean Hill (287,530 points)
edited Mar 8 by William Rasmussen

After you've configured the application and allowed it to scan your network, the main screen will display a table with all the devices that currently are or have been connected to your hotspot including their MAC addresses, IP addresses and computer names. The first column of the table is the Block one and all you have to do is to click on the box corresponding to the device you want to stop. Unfortunately, as far as I know, this tool can't actually block "connections" just "devices", so if the intruders change their MAC address, you're going to have to block them again.

For an added lair security you can copy the MAC address of the unwanted device and blacklist it on your router's settings page. Lastly, if you're a more advanced user, you can use a different tool called Wireshark, which is actually capable of blocking connections.

Check the Wireshark's documentation page to learn how to properly capture, analyze and perform different network operations: https://www.wireshark.org/docs/wsug_html/

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