How do I figure what devices are sharing my network?

by on January 19, 2012

Q: Shared Network

In trying to determine what/who is sharing my network, I’ll input lookup (Network Utility/mac tool); such as, all.infrastructure.net. and may not receive information back. However when I input all.infrastructure.net.net, or com.net., I’ll receive IP information, what ports are being accessed, etc.

Is the two net succession indicative of someone sharing my network?

Thank you, for your response.

Willow
Internet Geek Want-to-Be


One Response to “How do I figure what devices are sharing my network?”
  1.  

    There is no easy way to figure out what devices are on your network but if you want to spend some time looking into it and are determined then you certainly can.

    The place you would start is your router. There should be a page in your routers web configuration interface, depending on the router, that will list all the devices that are connected. This page might give you the name of the devices or it might just give you the mac address. From there you will have to check the mac addresses of each of your devices to figure out which is which. From there you can determine if there are any other devices on your network that should not be.

    You can then block those other devices from your network if you don’t know what they are but you wont be able to figure out what the actual device is.