Want to block someone from using your WiFi.
If yes then you are at the right place.
As a tech-savvy WiFi is one of the most important parts of my life.
And What irritates me the most? A slower Wifi connection.
I think nobody likes a slow Wi Fi network.
And you can easily speed it up by simply removing the unwanted connected users.
Sometimes there are so many users connected to your Wi-Fi & you even don’t know them properly.
I know you can’t go straight & tell them to don’t use my WiFi. It looks really bad.
But don’t worry. In this post, I will show you how to prevent or stop someone from using your Wi Fi connection.
Let’s see How it works…
How to Block Someone From Using your WiFi on PC
This tutorial is divided into two parts. First, we will find the MAC address of the connected device & then will stop or prevent the user from using my WiFi connection.
This method works on all kinds of wireless routers, Whether its Tp-link, Netgear, Dlink, Linksys etc.
Since I am using Netgear router. So the images used will be of the Netgear interface. But the procedure is the same for all.
So Let’s get started…
1. Open your web browser on your PC. And Login into the wi fi router settings by using the given URL & IP addresses.
IP address: 192.168.1.1
You can simply type the URL or the IP address in the URL bar of your browser & Press Enter.
And for Tp-Link users, there is a video down below.
2. Now it will ask for the Username and Password. And then fill all the details and press Enter.
3. Now the Netgear genie interface will open up. And you can see there are 3 wireless devices connected to WiFi.
Now the major part to block someone from using your WiFi is to find the MAC Address of that specific device.
And for that, you can also use the Wireless Network Watcher App. But for now, move to step 4.
4. Click on the Attached Devices tab. Now it will show all the connected devices with there IP address and MAC address.
Now basically we have to use that MAC address and in the MAC Filtering section use it to block that specific device.
But the Netgear wireless router doesn’t provide that functionality. So we will use an indirect way.
5. Now Copy all the MAC addresses of the devices that you want to allow to be connected to the WiFi network.
Now Click on the Advanced tab, then Advanced Setup and then Click on Advanced Wireless Settings.
Next Click on Set Up Access List to set up the list of accessed devices.
The next step is to click on the Add Device Name.
Now Select and Add the device only which you want to allow. As other devices will not be able to connect to the Wifi later.
You can also type any custom Network name with its MAC address & DHCP. And then Click on Add.
Now Enable the Turn Access Control On check box and click on Apply.
And Done! You have successfully blocked access to unwanted users & they will not be able to connect even if they know the Wifi password.
Now for the TP-link users…
How to block Someone using my WiFi Tp-link
And you can also use the TP-link Android & iOS App for doing the same.
That’s it for the computer PC users with Netgear and Tp-link router. Now it’s time for the Android users.
How to block WiFi Users on Android
For the Mobile Phone users, I will suggest you give a try to an App called Fing. It is one of the best network tool application but the only downfall of this app is that it requires a Fingbox device hardware. So that you can easily block wifi users from your mobile phone. [Paid Option]
Using this you can easily monitor your wifi home network, it’s signal strength, ISP speed in Mbps & bandwidth. It also allows you to see wireless security encryption like WPS, WPA & WPA2 and access point connected through LAN & Ethernet Cable.
But I would say this works better if you have laptop or computer.
So that’s how you can easily block or stop wifi users on PC or Android and remove someone’s connected device from your WiFi.
So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and use these simple steps to prevent users from accessing my wifi without changing password.
Stay tuned for the next posts on how to Access blocked WiFi.
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