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How To Keep Others Off Your WiFi Network

Here are a few situations that are relatable to most people on WiFi Networks:

 

Your friend/roommate has put torrents on download and your internet speed gets terribly low.

Your kids are watching YouTube videos continuously instead of doing their homework. You want to stop them.

You are a business owner and you want to restrict visitors from using the office Wi-Fi.

You want to prank your friends.

 

For all of these situations, the best option that you might consider is to keep them off your WiFi network.

 

While you can easily change the WiFi password on your router, this will disconnect the other connected devices from the network. You will have to have the patience of re-entering the new password on all your devices. The other option for you is to ask the person to stop using your WiFi. But, this is something you wouldn’t really want to try.

 

So, you need to follow a way to keep people off your WiFi without changing your WiFi password. Here is one of the best ways for keeping people off your WiFi without any complications. This is for people who use Windows 10/8/7.

 

The tool we are going to talk about here is a free software called Netcut.

 

To get started, download Netcut from the official website. The installation process is similar to the installation of any other Windows program. After installation, Netcut may prompt you to install another program called WinpCap. The installation screen for this program appears after you finish installing Netcut. Following the installation wizard can help you install the program easily.

 

While you download Netcut and install it, you may be required to restart your computer several times. Make sure to save all your work before installing the software.

 

Once installed and launched, the software shows you the list of all the devices with their MAC addresses connected to the same WiFi network. Choose the MAC address you want to block and click on the “Cut” option. This disconnects the device from the WiFi network. To give back access to the device, click on the “On” button.

 

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. Easy to use.
  3. Works on all the mainstream versions of Windows.

Cons

  1. Outdated User Interface
  2. You have to know the MAC address of the victim’s computer or device.

 

How It Works

Once you start the application, it spoofs the MAC address of the Router and makes the target device believe that it is the original router.

 

Now, the target device starts sending all the data packets to your device. When this happens, Netcut doesn’t forward those packets to the router. Instead, it just drops them. This results in the internet connection not working on the target device.

 

We hope you found this post useful and informative. If you have any queries or suggestions related to this post, please drop your comments in the comment section below.  We would be glad to help you out. To show your support, share this post with your friends on Social media.

 

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