Can I see what other people connected to my Connectify hotspot are doing online?

Dhruv October 25, 2012

I have created a hotspot using Connectify and my friends are connecting to it and accessing the Internet. Is there any way that i can see what they are browsing? All packets of data are flowing from my computer to their computer…

Any ideas?

  1. ha14
    November 3, 2012 at 11:22 am


    you need Quality of Service (QoS), It allows you to restrict bandwidth based on different criteria (MAC address, IP address, physical router port, application...

    if yout router is with loaded with DD-WRT this will give more robust QoS settings.

    Control your guests' Wi-Fi bandwidth

  2. Adam Campbell
    October 30, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    wireshark, or if you are on a mac debooke from the makers of lanscan is a great option

  3. Naveen Kumar
    October 27, 2012 at 5:08 am

    not possible

  4. Alex Perkins
    October 25, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    I know of a way to do that with a rooted android device. If you happen to have one and connectify hasn't encrypted the packets and your friends aren't using https then usng Droidsheep could work. Get Droidsheep here: (It's the blue download button!)

  5. Shantonu Kaz
    October 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    You can try WireShark

  6. Jan Fritsch
    October 25, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I'm actually not sure if Connectify encrypts the data between the interfaces or not but you could try using Wireshark.

    Another option would be to setup a small web proxy and route all traffic through that. It would enable you to see the URLs the people are visiting.

    • Douglas Mutay
      October 25, 2012 at 11:30 am

      Yes, I believe that the best option is to setup a proxy and route all traffic through that. Otherwise, I am not sure that other methods actually works...

  7. Nikhil Chandak
    October 25, 2012 at 6:10 am


  8. Nguy?n Tân
    October 25, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Oh... man! You can't, absolutely!

    • Ahmed Khalil
      October 26, 2012 at 1:29 am

      no man he can by traffic monitoring applications

  9. Sahil Ganguly
    October 25, 2012 at 3:50 am

    You absolutely can, not that I'd recommend that, unless its for testing/educational purposes and you have their permission. You can look into Wireshark, where you will be able to see each and every packet flowing on the line. That alone will give you an amazing amount of visibility on the network.

Ads by Google