SoftPerfect WiFi Guard

SoftPerfect WiFi Guard

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    11,639
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 23, 2013
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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SoftPerfect's WiFi Guard helps protect your small Wi-Fi network by scanning regularly for new and unrecognized devices, pinging to verify devices, detecting firewalls, and reporting anything suspicious so you can take action, if necessary. You don't need to know a lot about Wi-Fi networks to use Wi-Fi Guard. You just need to know a little about your own home or small business network (or networks) and who or what is allowed to connect to it. When an unauthorized device appears, you'll know your network security has been compromised. WiFi Guard scans all your network devices, so it works in PCs that lack Wi-Fi, too, and will display Wi-Fi data from your router. But it can only monitor Wi-Fi network adapters from a Wi-Fi-enabled PC.

WiFi Guard's compact user interface opens with a blank window, so the first job was to click "Settings" and select our Wi-Fi connection from the Network adapter menu. If there's more than one adapter or connection listed and you're not sure which to choose, look for an IP address. The unused connections will usually display all zeroes, while your active connection will display the IP address assigned by your ISP or router. We could disable audible alerts, enter custom IP ranges, and set how many devices the program can scan, simultaneously (up to 32) and scanning intervals in the Settings, too. We clicked "Scan Now," and WiFi Guard identified six devices: Our PC (This Computer), its Internet gateway, and three Unrecognized Devices flagged in red: The two PCs wired to our network, and our phone. Right-clicking flagged entries let us enter specific information and recognize devices.

WiFi Guard only sounds the alarm. It doesn't block devices or access your network settings. That's your job. But it's free, compact, easy to use, and lets you know if someone's accessing your home or small business network without your permission. We're glad WiFi Guard is on duty.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Good Guard"

April 06, 2014  |  By mecpooler

 |  Version: SoftPerfect WiFi Guard 1.0.3

Pros

Displays all network connections on your network.

Cons

Doesn't always recognize some of your network connections, but you can edit the ones it doesn't recognize.

Summary

If you have your own Wi-Fi network, I recommend using this program.

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2 stars

"Slow Minimal info"

January 04, 2014  |  By JohnBoy1012

 |  Version: SoftPerfect WiFi Guard 1.0.3

Pros

Not really any

Cons

Slow and does not provide all the information that it could

Summary

Do not bother with this one

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.3
Version 1.0.3 added and updated several user interface languages and fixed issues with main window position when an auxiliary monitor was disconnected, detecting the default gateway on Windows with multiple adapters, and a crash when encountering a corrupted configuration file.
General
Publisher SoftPerfect
Publisher web site http://www.softperfect.com/
Release Date August 19, 2013
Date Added August 23, 2013
Version 1.0.3
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Wireless Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.79MB
File Name wifiguard_windows_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 11,639
Downloads Last Week 74
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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