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How to Boot a Connected User from your Wi-Fi Network

Is someone eating up your network speed and data continuously? Booting is the only way to get rid of them. You have a couple of ways to kick someone off from your Wi-Fi connection, either it is your neighbour mooching your Wi-Fi, your roommate downloading movies, or kids watching YouTube instead of doing their schoolwork. Well, you may have already that you can remove connected users by changing your Wi-Fi password. But reconnecting all your devices after password reset is tiresome. No worries, it is not the only way to get rid of connected users. Here is how to boot a connected user from your Wi-Fi Network.

Removing or blocking a user from your router’s page

There are a lot of things you can do with your Wi-Fi from the router’s page. This not only allows you to remove the connected users, you can also block them too. Once you block a device, it will no longer be able to access your Wi-Fi and connect to it. Let’s begin the process.

1.    First, disconnect all your connected devices except the computer you’re currently using. Doing so helps you to identify the intruder.

2.    Now, you’ll need to determine the IP address of your router. Without knowing your router’s IP address, you won’t be able to access its page. Consequently, you will be unable to remove the unnecessary connected users. To check the router’s IP address:

On Windows: Go to ‘Settings’ > open ‘Network & Internet’ settings > then ‘Status’ > select ‘View your network properties’ from the bottom. Find the router’s IP address under the Default gateway section.

On Mac: Go to ‘System Preferences’ > select your ‘Wi-Fi’ from the Network > select ‘Advanced’ and open ‘TCP/IP’ tab to view your router’s IP address.

3.    Start a browser and enter your router’s IP address in the search bar and press ‘Enter/Return’ to open the router’s page.

4.    Log in, if prompted. If you haven’t set any password yourself, then check for it at the back of your router or online. You may also need to enter it later to confirm changing the settings.

5.    Now go to the Wi-Fi connections menu from your router page. Mostly all router pages contain a menu where all the connected devices are listed. Click on ‘Connected Devices’, ‘Wi-Fi Connections’, or something similar. You can also check the Parental Controls section.

6.    View the connected devices list and select extra or the device you want to remove or block.

7.    Then select what you wish to do with it, “Remove” or “Block”.

8.    If there is a ‘Save’ or ‘Done’ button, click it to save the settings. If there isn’t any, then make sure not to use the browser’s Back button to exit. Click on your router’s name at the top or use something similar like Dashboard Like or Menu button.

The connected device will be removed or blocked. But, it can connect again until you change the password. If you want to be sure that the device won’t reconnect, change your Wi-Fi password. It’s simple, go the ‘Settings’ from the router’s page, then enter and confirm your new password.

Remove the unwanted connected user using NetCut on your PC

This could be one of the simplest and quickest ways to determine and block the intruders from your Wi-Fi network. Only the NetCut application should be installed on your computer.

1.    Launch ‘NetCut’ by clicking twice on its icon. This opens a browser or a new tab with its homepage.

2.    Hit the ‘Scan’ button at the top of the page to scan and view the connections on your Wi-Fi network. After completing the scanning, it displays the connected devices on the right side.

3.    Now, check the connections and look for any you don’t recognize or want to remove.

4.    Drag & Drop the unwanted connection with its box at the left side of the page.

Doing so boots the connected user from your Wi-Fi network, do the same with other connection to remove them too.

Tips:

•    You can also reset your router or contact your ISP to remove the unwanted connections from your Wi-Fi network.

Emily Williams is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Samuel has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

Source: http://msofficeoffice.com/blog/how-to-boot-a-connected-user-from-your-wi-fi-network/

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