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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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 192.168.173.1
For bandwith control you can use NetLimiter.
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 (169.254.0.0/16) 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.
It's super simple, actually.
ping 192.168.1.255 (insert your subnet's broadcast address in place of mine if different)
arp -a to see all the clients that are on and actively responding to broadcast pings
The only reason I had included the ping command is for those that clear their arp table on a regular basis.