Startup Accelerator

Hi everyone,

We’re proud to announce that Who’s On My Wifi has been accepted into the Launch Oklahoma Startup Accelerator class of 2014.

For those of you who don’t know what a startup accelerator is, it’s kind of like bootcamp for startups.

We’ll be meeting with mentors, successful entrepreneurs, other growing startups and more of the tech community in an effort to help our startup grow and refine how it operates.

We’re very excited to be part of the 2014 class!

http://www.launchoklahoma.com/

500,000 Downloads!

Who’s On My Wifi reached 500,000 downloads over the weekend!

Thank you to all of the fans, and all of the people who have tried our software. We couldn’t have done this without you believing in us, supporting us financially by buying one of our products, or giving us the feedback and letting us know what we’re doing well and where we missed the mark.

500,000 downloads is a huge milestone for us, and it reinvigorates us to make the software even better. The number includes those who downloaded the shareware program we used to sell, the current Free edition that is out there now, and the mobile Android, and iOS apps available now. It’s been a long road, but milestones like this just make us want to push harder to make the product better.

The Future

We have some very exciting updates coming out in the next few months.

We plan on having our Mac OSX basic edition done by the Fall.

We are still receiving feedback on our router plugin edition and are working to create a simple hardware router that comes pre-loaded with our software that can be controlled through our Online Service.

We also have some exciting new features up our sleeve that we aren’t ready to mention just yet.

Thank You

Thank you again to everyone who has supported us.

And we hope you like what’s coming next!

New Prices will not effect existing customers

New Prices

In addition to releasing the new Online Plus Edition, we have also raised the price of our standard Online subscription as well. We needed to do this to cover the cost of some of the additional features that we have added such as Text Messages and additional historical records that we’re now storing.

No price change for existing customers

If you signed up for a subscription at the previous price, you will not see a price increase. You will continue to be billed at the price you signed up for. We have no plans to increase this price for the foreseeable future.

Online Plus Edition

Who’s On My Wifi Online Plus

You may have noticed that there is a new product listings under the pricing page on our website.

We’re very proud to announce our latest product called Who’s On My Wifi Online Plus.

This new product adds something called Multi-User Access and Audit Reporting to Who’s On My Wifi Online.

In hearing from our business customers, it became clear that several of them have specific business needs not being met by our standard edition that probably are not of much interest to our standard users.  So, we now offer a Subscription Level called the Plus Edition that allows businesses with multiple people in charge of managing a specific network the access and control that they need without sharing passwords and without having separate accounts.

We added this along with our enhanced audit reporting to help keep track of the multiple people now making changes in the system.  Other advanced features will be added to this subscription level as our customers need them.

We hope you enjoy the new Online Plus Edition!

Who’s On My Wifi Online – New Design

Hey everyone,

Just to let you know, the next time that you login to Who’s On My Wifi Online, you might notice a change in how the login page looks.

We’ve started using a new design layout for Who’s On My Wifi Online.

This new design layout not only makes our Who’s On My Wifi Online service look cleaner, but it also works better on mobile and tablet devices.

Eventually we’ll change the entire Who’s On My Wifi Online application to use this new layout, but for now we’re starting with the login, signup, and reset password pages.

The new Who’s On My Wifi Online look and feel should be out by the end of this week, and we just wanted to let you know ahead of time in case you had any concerns.

New Layout

Old Layout

New Website Front Page

Hey everyone,

We just wanted to give you a heads up that our website at www.whoisonmywifi.com has a slightly new look for it’s Home Page.

It’s a similar look and feel.  We’re now just trying to give people more information about our product before they download to reduce some of the confusion.

We just wanted people to be aware that this was intentional because here at Who’s On My Wifi, we tend to be a little nervous when things change, so we just wanted to let all of you know.

Enjoy!

Router Plugin 1.0.2

Version 1.0.2 of the Who Is On My Wifi Router Plugin was released this afternoon.

This release contained bug fixes and optimizations and also made the plugin compatible with Tomato Routers.  We will be providing more information about the Tomato Router Plugin as it becomes available.

Bug Fixes / Optimizations:

Installing the updated version of the plugin losing settings

For those of you who installed the 1.0.0 or 1.0.1 version of the Who’s On My Wifi Plugin, you might have noticed that when you updated to version 1.0.2, that you had to re-enter your username and password.  This is because the settings file was being overwritten with each version of the plugin.  This has now been fixed so that updating to a later version of the  plugin retains all settings files.

Decrease the overall size of the plugin

Due to size limitations of the WRT54GL when running tomato, we needed to change some of the ways that we were building our plugin that resulted in an overall size decrease for the plugin.

Tomato Router Plugin launching this week:

Who’s On My Wifi Router Plugin is now compatible with Tomato

We’ll have a more specific blog post when everything is ready to announce for this.  This version 1.0.2 of the plugin is now compatible and working on WRT54GL routers running the Tomato firmware.  However, we will make a more general release once things like the Setup Wizards, installation instructions, help files, etc. have been updated to help customers and users try out our plugin on Tomato compatible routers.

OpenWRT Router Plugin 1.0.1

Version 1.0.1 of Who Is On My Wifi OpenWRT Router Plugin was released this afternoon.

This release fixed bugs related to performance and optimization.

Bug Fixes:

Decrease memory usage on less powerful routers

We detected an increase in memory usage on smaller routers with lower ram.  We changed this to decrease the amount of total memory in use and remove unused components from memory.

Added changes to better handle network glitches and blocking

This newer version does a better job of detecting network issues like dropped network connections and responding to them accordingly.  It also does a better job of communicating with our servers to let it know how many devices it can effectively block and give more information.

Blocking Problems

Hi everyone,

If you’re having blocking problems, usually the issue has to do with the WinPcap driver not installing correctly on your computer. So, whether you’re using Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 or 8.1, follow these steps first to get blocking working.

The best thing to try first is to restart your computer.

If this doesn’t work, then the next step would be to Uninstall and then Reinstall WinPcap.

To Do this, follow these steps:

  • 1.) Click the Big Red X at the bottom right hand corner of the screen to completely stop Who’s On My Wifi
  • 2.) Uninstall WinPcap. In Windows XP, Vista, or 7, this means going to Start->Programs->WinPcap and clicking the link that says “Uninstall WinPcap”. For Windows 8, this means going to the Control Panel->Uninstall a Program->and choose WinPcap and click “Uninstall”
  • 3.) Restart your computer
  • 4.) When Who’s On My Wifi auto-starts, try to block a device again, and you will be asked to install WinPcap again. Follow the steps to do this.
  • 5.) Restart your computer again
  • 6.) When the computer restarts and Who’s On My Wifi auto-starts this time, blocking should be working

Hopefully this solves the problem that some of you might be having.

And as always if you’re a registered user and continue to have problems, please contact us at our support address.

Post Edited: This post originally mentioned blocking problems specific to Windows 8.1 and registry changes that might be appropriate to help WinPcap work correctly on Windows 8.1.

We never saw any evidence that this registry change was actually effective in getting blocking to work for our customers, so we have removed the information about the registry setting and replaced it with our recommended way of getting blocking to work across all Windows versions of the software.

OpenWRT Setup Video

The Who’s On My Wifi OpenWRT setup video is here!

In watching some early users, we saw that people were having a few problems getting the OpenWRT Router plugin installed on their OpenWRT routers by just using the Setup Wizard that is available in Online.

So, we created a setup and demo video to help get you started.

This is a simple setup wizard style video that shows you how to install Who’s On My Wifi on an OpenWRT compatible router.

It also goes through the process of connecting the router plugin to Who’s On My Wifi Online so that all of the features like text messages and historical reports are also compatible with the router.

We are very proud of these router plugins and hope that you find them useful.

Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35rGTuksdjE