Tuesday, March 24, 2015

See devices connected to your network

sudo apt-get install nmap

Get IP range of the network with ifconfig command. Look for wlan0 if you are using wifi or eth0 if you are using Ethernet.

    user@user-notebook:~$ ifconfig

    wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 70:f1:a1:c2:f2:e9
    inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
    inet6 addr: fe80::73f1:a1ef:fec2:f2e8/64 Scope:Link
    RX packets:2135051 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:2013773 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:1434994913 (1.4 GB) TX bytes:636207445 (636.2 MB)

The important things are highlighted in bold. Here IP is and the subnet mask is which means that the ip address range on the network varies from to

It is advisable to use root privileges while scanning the network for more accurate information. Use the nmap command in following way:

sudo nmap -sP

    Starting Nmap 5.21 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2012-09-01 21:59 CEST

    Nmap scan report for neufbox (
    Host is up (0.012s latency).
    MAC Address: E0:A1:D5:72:5A:5C (Unknown)
    Nmap scan report for takshak-bambi (
    Host is up.
    Nmap scan report for android-95b23f67te05e1c8 (
    Host is up (0.36s latency).
Here there are three devices connected to a network.


A GUI free program: WifiGuard

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