" Mystery " Connection

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by Sparky, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Sparky

    Sparky Guest

    Windows 7 / 64 on my desktop connected to a D Link DIR -615.

    Windows 7 Starter on my netbook.

    When I look at Wireless connections , I see my default SSID ( which is
    hidden in the router setup ) as well as ' Other Network ' . Both
    connections show best signal strength.

    I live on a large lot and from time to time , I can see both neighbour's
    connections ( identified by their SSIDs ) so I don't believe it's a signal
    from someone else ..?

    When I try to connect to Other Network , I am prompted for a Network Name ,
    at which point , I usually cancel as I only have my default which shows up
    separately and connects every time.

    My question is What could this connection be ?

    TIA .
    Sparky, Apr 25, 2011
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  2. Sparky

    Brian Cryer Guest

    Two guesses:

    Some wireless routers support two networks - typically the one you use plus
    a guest network. This is the case for BT and FON routers, my virginmedia
    router seems to support a guest network but its disabled. Is it possible its
    from your router? and if so what router do you have?

    I recall setting up an ad-hoc wireless network between devices when on
    holiday once and the network ID still appeared when I got home. Is it
    possibly a network you've set up? In which case you should be able to delete
    it from your laptop.

    BTW: Microsoft have abandoned their newsgroups, so you might get more
    responses if you try posting to alt.internet.wireless.

    Hope this helps.
    Brian Cryer, Apr 26, 2011
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