Which access point used by a device

WickWick Member Posts: 1

I have a power line range adapter which works surprisingly well. What I need to know is whether a particular device on the network is using my main router or is logged in through the range extender. I can’t seem to find a way to do that. Both my primary network and the range extender use the same PS ID and password.

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  • CorkDorkCorkDork Member Posts: 1
    If you are using the IOS (and I assume android) Fing App, you can do a WiFi speed test and the app will tell you the name (at least when I do it) once you start the test
    Other devices are a bit more difficult.  That said, likely your WiFi access point tells you what devices are connected to it. 
    Log into your access points and and look for something that tells you what devices are connected to the WiFi on your particular access point.  You likely will need the MAC address of the device you want to know about.  You can get that information from the Fing App either via the Technical view, for all devices, or you can go into the details (by pressing on the device) of the for the device you want the MAC address for, if you are in the default Standard view.  Just press on the devices you want the MAC address for and it will tell you near the bottom under Network details.

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  • VioletChepilVioletChepil London, UKAdministrator Posts: 2,232 admin
    Thanks for the question @Wick
    I've just promoted this one to hopefully get you some more answers on it!
    Cheers

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  • kltaylorkltaylor Member Posts: 558 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Once the range extender has been set up, does it provide to you with a GUI to log into to see what devices are connected?
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  • سهيلسهيل Member Posts: 1
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  • Manny_CavalierManny_Cavalier Member Posts: 14 ✭✭
    edited November 12
    There are several ways to do that. One way is via Fing app.  I supposed your APs and extenders are using the same SSID and are on different channels.  Another way is to install a Wi-Fi scanner/analyzer on your phone (IOS or Android) or MAC or PC.  You can see there the specific AP where a particular device in your network it is currently connected to.
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  • VioletChepilVioletChepil London, UKAdministrator Posts: 2,232 admin
    Thanks all let us know @Wick anymore help you need.
    You can choose a BEST ANSWER by selecting: Did this answer the question? Yes/No. (choose as many as you like and this will inform us you've got a resolution too). 

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  • HronosHronos Member Posts: 234 ✭✭✭
    This was discussed before here at the community, FingApp/Box doesn't have that functionality (It could be a good one).  You can read this thread to see what we talk about.
    What @CorkDork suggest is the best way for now.
    Keep looking up!
    joelos1111VioletChepil
  • HronosHronos Member Posts: 234 ✭✭✭
    This was discussed before here at the community, FingApp/Box doesn't have that functionality (It could be a good one).  You can read this thread to see what we talk about.
    What @CorkDork suggest is the best way for now.
    Keep looking up!
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