Checking the devices connected to the router using the DHCP Client Table

The DHCP Client Table allows you to check the devices that are connected to your network.  This router feature lists all wired and wireless computers and devices connected to the 2.4 GHz band, 5 GHz band (for dual band routers) and the Guest network (for Linksys Wireless-N and Smart Wi-Fi Routers).   

QUICK TIP:  Devices NOT connected to the network wired or wireless will not be detected by the DHCP Client Table. 

To access the DHCP Client Table using the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, click here.

The steps below will guide you on how to check the DHCP Client Table:

Step 1:
Access the router’s web-based setup page.  To do this, open a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Safari®.  On the Address bar, enter your router’s IP address then press [Enter].  When the login prompt appears, enter your router’s User name and Password.
 


 

NOTE:  For detailed instructions, click here for Windows or click here for Mac® computers.

Step 2:
Once you’ve logged in to the web-based setup page, scroll down to the Network Setup section and ensure that the DHCP Server is enabled.  If it’s set to Disabled, select the Enabled radio button then click Save Settings.
 


Step 3:
Click the Status tab then the Local Network sub-tab.  Click the DHCP Client Table button under the DHCP Server section.  This should bring up a list of clients that are currently connected to your network.

NOTE:  To check if the devices listed on the DHCP Client Table are yours, you can take note of each MAC Address that is connected to your network and compare it to your devices’ MAC addresses.  For instructions on checking your device's MAC address, click here.

      The DHCP Client Table page provides the following options:

  • Sort – sorts the clients in order of IP address, MAC address, Interface, or Client Name using the To Sort by drop down menu.
  • Delete – removes the selected client from the list.  This will not disconnect the client from the network.

NOTE:  The Delete button will not block any client from reconnecting to the network.  However, you can take note of the client’s MAC address and prevent that specific device from connecting to your network.  To know how to implement MAC filtering, click here.

  • Refresh – retrieves an updated list of clients.
  • Close – exits the window.

QUICK TIPS:

  • Setting up a strong WPA/WPA2 security password is a good way to prevent unauthorized access to your network.  To learn how to set up a strong password, click here.  For instructions in setting up wireless security on a Linksys router, click here.
     
  • A good way to prevent unauthorized access to your setup page is to go to Administration > Management > Local Management Access then disable the wireless access to the setup page.  If wireless access is required, you can also disable HTTP then enable HTTPS access.  This will require any user to type HTTPS before the router IP to access the web-based setup page.


Related Articles:

Changing the wireless network password of your Linksys router
Determining the security settings of your Linksys router

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