Netgear wireless routers, like many others, come without wireless security set up by default. Anyone within range can connect to your Wi-Fi if you haven’t set up wireless security on your Netgear router. If you’re noticing slow performance and suspecting other people are using and leeching off your network, you can check the list of connected devices for leechers. You could also have leechers If you’ve set up wireless security with weak security settings or have given out your wireless passphrase.
Type “192.168.1.1” into your Web browser’s address bar and press “Enter” to access your Netgear router’s configuration page.
Type the username “admin” into the Username field and the password “admin” into the Password field, then click “OK” to log in. If you’ve set up a custom password, type it instead. If “admin” doesn’t work and you haven’t set a default password, try “1234” as your password instead.
Click the “Attached Devices” link under "Maintenance" at the left side of the Netgear router’s configuration page.
Read the list of device names in the Attached Devices table. The router displays the name of each device connected to your network, if you see any unfamiliar devices or see a larger amount of devices connected than you have, you have leechers connected to your wireless network.
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