"Protect your wireless network from intruders."
SoftPerfect WiFi Guard is a free tool which runs on a Wi-Fi network and can help to keep it secure. The software will list all the machines or devices connecting via the same wireless connection whether it be in an office environment or Starbucks. The IP address, MAC address, machine name, vendor and other information can be seen in the Wi-Fi network analysis. The network scanner is useful to keep an eye on which users are connecting to your own Wi-Fi network or a shared one. New devices connected to the wireless network can be reported to the user of WiFi Guard so they can investigate if their access is authorized or not.
There is only 1.2 MB needed for the installation of this free Wi-Fi utility. The setup process includes offering the create a new Start menu item and also a desktop icon before proceeding with the remainder of the install. After this, the package can be launched. When it is first opened, the user gets to choose their primary language from an extensive list of possible choices.
The interface has three main menu headings at the top and then several pretty buttons with some primary commands like Scan Now, Settings, Properties, All Devices, and Web Site.
In the main display, there are several columns with these headings: IP address, MAC address, RTT, (Device) Name, Info, and Vendor. These help to identify the machines and other devices accessing the same internet network connection by their device name, the vendor of the device, as well as more technical items like their IP address on the network or their unique MAC address.
- Network scanner for Wi-Fi networks to check who is connected to a given Wi-Fi network
- Be alerted when a new user logs on to the network
- See the device name, vendor name, IP address, MAC address and other information about each connected device to the Wi-Fi network
- Limited polling of the network at regular intervals so as not to slow down the Wi-Fi network performance
- Could be an issue if found using the software to monitor open networks or ones in public cafés offering Wi-Fi
SoftPerfect WiFi Guard is a handy little free tool to see which computer devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as you. View detail about the machines, internet connection information, and be notified automatically when a new user connects to the wireless network.
Requirements: A network connection
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