Connected Home Monitor

Connected Home Monitor can help identify vulnerabilities in your home network such as open ports or a weak router password. It also provides you with an easy-to-access list of connected devices, categorized by device type (e.g. printer, router, mobile device, etc.) to show you what is connected to your home network. It does not reconfigure your router for you. You will make the changes yourself using your router's specialized interface. Home routers can be highly vulnerable to malware used to launch distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDoS). If the router password has not been changed from the default by the user, it is easy to for hackers to guess, and then log in to your router and reconfigure it or compromise your network.

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Warning

We strongly recommend creating a strong password that is long enough and includes numbers, symbols or capital letters. To make the password harder to crack, use a mix of different types of characters.

Each device that is connected to your network is displayed in sonar view. Move your cursor over a device icon to view basic information such as network name and date last seen. Click the device icon to view detailed information about the device.

To display information for all the connected devices in list view, click ICON_LIST_VIEW. List view displays the same data as sonar view in a list format. You can filter devices based on the following criteria using the drop-down menu:

Devices connected to current network only

Uncategorized devices

Devices connected to all networks

There are two types of notifications displayed by the Connected Home Monitor module:

New device connected to network – displayed if a previously unseen device connects to the network while the user is connected.

New network devices found – displayed if you reconnect to your home network and a previously unseen device is now present.

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Note

Both notification types inform you if an unauthorized device is trying to connect to your network.

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Note

Recently connected devices are shown closer to the router so that you can easily spot them.

Connected Home Monitor helps you identify a router's vulnerabilities and increases your level of protection when connected to a foreign network.

Click Scan your network to manually perform a scan of the network you are currently connected to.

You can choose from the following scanning options:

Scan everything

Scan router only

Scan devices only

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Warning

Perform network scans on your own home network only! If you do this on other people's networks, be aware of potential danger.

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When the scan is complete, a notification with a link to basic information about the device will be shown or you can double-click the suspicious device in list or sonar view. Click Troubleshoot to see recently blocked communications. More information about Firewall troubleshooting.