A local area network (LAN) consists of many computers served by a single Internet Service Provider (ISP) in limited geographic areas such as schools, universities, or offices. Once your computer is connected to this network, you will be provided with all the services to transfer and receive data, to and from the network. The current generation may call this LAN by the name of Ethernet. Now suppose you need to know which computers are connected to your network. This article guides you perfectly to do that. Well, before that, you need to know how your computer is addressed on the network.
Whenever you get a connection from your ISP, you will be given an IP address by which others can uniquely identify you.
An IP address is a 32-bit quantity that is uniquely assigned to each device, be it a computer or peripherals, connected to the network, for easy identification in a group of systems.
These IP addresses will let others know about you, and once you have given other computers on your network permission to share your files, the network can be shared. By default, to maintain system stability and protect data from the eye of the attacker, the network cannot be shared. Now, let's go through the list of computers connected to your network.
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STEPS TO FIND OUT WHO IS CONNECTED TO YOUR PC
Here, we will be using third party software known as Advanced IP Scanner. You can download it directly by clicking on the link provided here - Advanced IP Scanner. It is easy to use and easy to use software that scans all computers connected to a wired or wireless connection. Basically it scans the ports through which data can be transferred.
As shown above, you can install it or just run it without installation, in case you will only use it once. I proceeded with the first case.
Now that you've downloaded and installed it, let's see how it works.
- Now press the Scan button available at the top. That is. You will see the whole series of computers connected to your network.
Try it now and explore more. Hope you found this article helpful!