How to Monitor Wireless Network Activity

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How to Monitor Wireless Network Activity
Monitor the activity on your wireless network. (wlan router 04 image by pmphoto from Fotolia.com)

It is possible to monitor the activity on your wireless network from any Windows computer connected to the network. This can be accomplished by using the "Network and Sharing Center" feature in the Windows operating system. This feature displays information about the number of computers and types of devices connected to the network, as well as information regarding network activity, such as the amount of data being transferred across the network.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Click "Start," then "Control Panel" and select "Network and Internet" from the list of options. Click "View status and tasks" under "Network and Sharing Center."

  2. 2

    Click "See full map" in the "View your basic network information and set up connections" section. A network map of the computers and devices currently connected to the wireless network is displayed. Click on any icon on the network map to view more information about it. For example, click on the wireless router to gain access to it once you have the login information. Click the back button on the top left corner of the window.

  3. 3

    Click the name of your wireless network connection next to "Connections" in the "View your active networks" section. The "Wireless Network Connection Status" dialogue window will open. The dialogue window will reveal how much data (in bytes) is being used across the wireless network in the "Activity" section. The "Connection" section will display the network speed, its signal quality and if the wireless network is connected to the Internet.

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