How Many Devices are on My Wi-Fi Network?
Checking the health of your home network probably isn’t on your to-do list every morning. But if you’re noticing slower Internet speeds, it should be the first thing you look at to help determine why.
Connected home devices, laptops, smart phones, tablets, gaming consoles are all connected to your wireless network. Knowing how many devices on your Wi-Fi network can help you identify what is slowing your speeds down and if there are unwanted devices freeloading on your network.
How to See Devices on Your Wireless Network
There are two easy ways to tap into your wireless network and see the devices connected.
1. Log into your router using the IP address.
This sounds more technical than it actually is. If you have an Internet connection, then you simply need to locate your router’s IP address on the router itself or in the manual. The IP address format will look something like this: 192.168.1.1. Once you type this into the address bar of your Internet browser, you will be prompted to log in using the credentials on your router. From here, depending on your router, you’ll see a dashboard and can view wireless information such as active devices on your router.
2. Use a managed Wi-Fi system.
Managed Wi-Fi systems, such as Optim, bring all the options and data from your home network into one easily manageable place. From the dashboard, you can see simplified graphics that reveal your Wi-Fi health and any issues on your network. On the dashboard, you can click into your wireless information to see all the devices connected to your network as well as which band they’re on.