I know many people who have a neighbor who’s constantly leeching off their WiFi. It sucks. If you’re one of those, or maybe your kids are always watching Netflix instead of doing their homework, you should block them right now! And they should be ashamed of themselves!
Therefore, I made this article, which will show you how to block a device from WiFi using either your router or an app on your phone. Let’s get started!
The first thing you’ll need to do is identify the device that’s using your WiFi without permission. If it’s a neighbor, you may be able to spot their MAC address by looking in your network settings. Alternatively, if they are streaming movies or videos on Netflix, you can check which devices have been used for this purpose by going to your Netflix account and looking at the devices used.
Once you’ve identified which device is using your WiFi, you’ll need to locate the MAC address of that device. This can be done by checking your router’s manual or contacting your Internet service provider (ISP) directly. You should write down this information so that you can easily enter it into your router when you block it from WiFi.
Now that you have all of this information handy, it’s time to block the device from using your WiFi! The method for doing this will vary depending on whether you are using a computer or smartphone, but we’ll cover both methods below:
If you are using a computer, most modern routers allow users to block other devices from using their WiFi. To do this, you’ll need to open your router’s settings and look for a section called “MAC filtering.” Once you find this area, simply add the MAC address of the device that you want to block from your network and save your changes.
If you are using a smartphone
There are several apps available that can help you block devices from WiFi. One of these is called NetSpot Wi-Fi Scanner (available on iOS and Android) which allows users to scan for any devices connected to their WiFi, including both wired and wireless devices. Once these devices have been scanned, users can simply tap on each one and “forbid” it from accessing their network. This way, anyone who tries to join the network using this device will get an error message indicating that their access has been denied.
If you are at a coffee shop or other public place and want to block WiFi from certain devices, there is also an app called “Wi-Fi Blocker” (available on iOS) that can help you achieve this goal. This app scans your surroundings for any nearby WiFis and allows you to block them with a single tap of your finger. So if someone tries to use the same WiFi as you, they’ll get an error message telling them that it’s no longer available.
By blocking devices from accessing your WiFi, you can keep unwanted people out of your private network. While there may be some cases where it’s easier to just let others use your WiFi, you may also simply want to keep certain people out of your network or deal with a neighbor who uses it every day. Thankfully, blocking devices from WiFi is easy and can be done in just minutes!
So there you have it – everything you need to know about how to block those pesky devices from your WiFi once and for all! Got any other tips for keeping unwanted users out of your WiFi? Share them with us in the comments section below.