Wireless networks are a convenient way to connect to a network. Wireless networks are easy to setup and use. But the only problem associated with wireless networks is the security of the network. Since we can’t control the area where network signals spread, we can’t control the physical security of the network.
The only way to secure the wireless network is to secure the data communication across the network by using encryption mechanisms and monitoring the wireless network continuously. Most wireless routers have built in encryption mechanisms but lack the monitoring feature.
Wireless Network Watcher is a free portable utility which can scan a wireless network and display a list of devices connected to that wireless network. The following information is displayed:
- IP Address
- MAC Address
- NIC Card manufacturer
- Device name
You can either copy the device list to clipboard or export the list as HTML, XML, csv or simple text file. The benefit of Wireless Network Watcher is that it can run from any computer connected to the wireless network.