Connected Home

Connected Home 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 (e.g. game console, IoT or other smart home devices). 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.



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 specific network

Uncategorized devices

Devices connected to all networks

There are two types of notifications displayed by the Connected Home 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.



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



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

Connected Home 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. Scan your network is available only for network set as home network in Windows.

You can choose from the following scanning options:

Scan everything

Scan router only

Scan devices only



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


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.

What do the icons on the devices in Connected Home mean?


The yellow star icon indicates devices that are new to the network or that have been detected by ESET for the first time.


The yellow caution icon indicates that your router may contain vulnerabilities. Click the icon in your product for more detailed information about the issue.


The red warning icon indicates that your router contains vulnerabilities and may be infected. Click the icon in your product for more detailed information about the issue.


The blue icon may appear when your ESET product has additional information for your router but does not require immediate attention because there are no security risks present. Click the icon in your product for more detailed information.