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I set up a hosted network with my laptop using Windows 7.

I want to check all the clients who connected to it. Is it possible?

And is there any tool can manage it? For example, limit the net speed or something similar.

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Do you want to see list of clients like hostname - IP-address or this should be list which will also include type of device - smartphone,tablet PC, PC, laptop? – Volodymyr M. Feb 21 '13 at 10:08
I want to see information as much as possible. :) – lephix Feb 22 '13 at 3:00
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To view connected clients use command line

@echo off
netsh wlan show hostednetwork | findstr -i status
echo SSID Name
netsh wlan show hostednetwork | findstr -i " ssid "
netsh wlan show hostednetwork setting=security
echo Connected clients
arp -a | findstr -i 192.168.173 | findstr /V 255 | findstr /V

For bandwith control you can use NetLimiter.

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Important thing to remember is that typically there is no DHCP server running on computer hosts. What this means is that there will be no IP address automatically assigned as is typically done when using a wireless router or access point.

Two options are available: either to use APIPA addressing ( which will permit a connection between the two computers automatically when a DHCP server is unable to be contacted or using static IP addressing.

The two computers’ addresses can be seen in each other’s ARP tables using arp -a command in Command Prompt.

You cannot limit internet connection speed on W7 host with built-in features.

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I didn't find DHCP server service from my service list through services.msc. But all the devices that connect to my hostednetwork got a IP like 192.168.137.XXX. I didn't set any static IP address on devices. So I am confused. – lephix Feb 22 '13 at 3:05
It looks like you created ad-hoc network and enabled ICS, right? – Volodymyr M. Feb 22 '13 at 7:17

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