All ISPs or Internet Service Providers impose some kind of bandwidth limitation with their plans. While the bandwidth amount allotted by most ISPs is actually enough for normal surfing, it is reasonably simple to go over the cap in case you or others in your office/home watch online videos, stream music often or perform other bandwidth-intensive tasks. In case there is someone on your business/home network using a lot of bandwidth, or if you have an uninvited user connected to your Wi-Fi, you can disconnect his or her device or computer easily. Let’s take a closer look at how you can do that.
There is a very popular tool that can help you monitor your Wi-Fi network and take control of your bandwidth usage. The tool we are talking about is a software for Windows PC called Netcut. It is free to download and use. So, let’s talk about how you can download and use this software.
To get started, download Netcut from here. Once downloaded, you will need to install the software. The installation process is actually simple. It is similar to the process of setting up any other Windows program. Follow the installation wizard to install the program. Once installed, Netcut may encourage you to install another application called WinpCap. Install that program too.
While installing Netcut, you might be prompted to restart your computer a few times. Be sure to save all your work before doing so.
After successful installation and launch of the program, you can start using the software. The software shows you the list of all of the connected devices with their MAC addresses. To disconnect the target device from the WiFi network, simply choose the MAC address from the list and click on the “Cut” option. To give back access to the device, click on the “On” button. As simple as that.
Before you start using this software, you might want to know the pros and cons of this software. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of this software:
2. Easy to work with.
3. Works on all of the mainstream versions of Windows.
1. Outdated User Interface
2. You will need the MAC address of the target device or computer system.
Now, let us look at how the software works
When you begin the application, it spoofs the MAC address of the Router and makes the target device believe it’s the original router.
Then, the target device starts sending all of the data packets to your device. When this occurs, Netcut does not forward those packets to the router. Rather, it only drops them. This results in the internet connection not working for the target device.
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