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how to see whos connected to the same network / wifi as me

by jargosales / April 26, 2016 2:03 PM PDT

ok so i have forgotten how i used to see a list of connected devices on my widows 7 WITHOUT using cmd or the router, there is a way to check ip addresses and even sometimes kick users connected to the same network , but all im able to find on the net is all about using cmd or using the router, i know how to use net view already, its not what i need, in the past i would go somewhere in my computer and right click the properties of something like the network and sharing , internet options, or maybe remote desktop , i really just cant remember, but it will show a list of most of the devices connected to the same source as yourself, along with listing the ip addresses of each device... could/would someone please help me figure this out .. thanks so much in advance

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Clarification Request
What is this without using the router?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 26, 2016 2:26 PM PDT

The router controls the connections, not your W7 PC.

Somethings missing here. Tell us how you used to do this without using the router controls.

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by jargosales / April 26, 2016 4:34 PM PDT

as in.. i didnt type the or anything similiar in the search, it was a very simple process random example : go to start, go to control panel, open blank and right click properties.. a smal box with upper tabs pops open click the (blank) tab and click blank to see list.. it was very basic whatever it was i did.. thanks for trying to help btw p.s this is something that i did from a password protected network i was connected to at work on their wifi, it was the only way i knew to see how many computers/ devices were connected because administrative rules were in place, and my computer skills were limited

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This sounds like one of those router control apps.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 26, 2016 5:47 PM PDT
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You need to supply the make and model of the router. Maybe you had an app from them in place and it's gone now.

Again, your PC does not do this control. The router does, even if we use an app on the PC.

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by jargosales / April 27, 2016 4:31 AM PDT

ok, but if it was a app/ program, thenits built into windows 7, because i didnt use anything other than what was already containted in the was in network properties or internet options, i learned to do this from online in one of these forums

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I'll subscribe to see if you find out how.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 27, 2016 9:31 AM PDT
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My background includes writing router code years ago. Since the connections are known to the router, controlled by the router my view is that it's not a native Windows control.

Too bad the make, model of the router is not known. Some of them include such an app.

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only if you are "man in the middle"
by James Denison / April 27, 2016 10:38 AM PDT

You can google that "man in the middle".

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Can see using CMD
by JohnTrumpus / April 29, 2016 3:48 AM PDT
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just open command prompt and type command "ipconfig". This command will show you your computer ip address.
Now type another command "arp -a" this will show you all system ip address which is connected in your network. This command will show all IP address of all devices like, mobile phone, laptops, computers, tablets all devices.

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