Having wireless network setup at home dose gives peace of mind of staying connected to the internet on wifi enabled devices without the need of having long lan cables running around your home. However, it does also bring malicious users who want to leech your bandwidth and enjoy free internet connection. Though you can always password protect your wifi network to keep unauthorized users at bay, but weakness in encryption system or brute force attack might compromise your wifi network password.
As a result, someone may gain unauthorized access to your internet and home network. Once they have access to your internet connection or home network they might abuse it or sniff network to gather private and other sensitive information. This is where SoftPerfect WiFi Guard will come handy, it an essential tool for those having wifi setup and want to keep it secure.
SoftPerfect Wifi Guard allows you to view all the devices connected to your wifi network, and you can quickly identify any unauthorized device. It also detects the devices having firewall and blocking ping request. WiFi Guard is available in portable as well as installer form for Windows.
When you run SoftPerfect WiFi Guard for the first time you will be prompted to select the language. The next window is settings window. Here, you need to select the network and scan interval.
Now click on Scan Now option to find all the devices connected to your wifi network. It may take some time for a scan to finish. Once scan is completed WiFi Guard will display all the unknown devices which are marked as red in the list, whereas known devices are marked as a green dot.
You can right click on any unknown device to view device properties or copy the details. If the device is known to you, then you can mark it as “I know this computer or device” under properties window.
You can also view the list of all the devices ever connected to your wifi network by click on all devices option.
SoftPerfect WiFi Guard is pretty useful utility to keep you aware of all the devices connected to your wifi network. The best part is WiFi Guard is available for Mac, Windows as well as Linux operating system. Wifi Guard is also available for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows and is completely freeware utility.