Random network showing up on my laptop

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hey all,
    I have a desktop pc and a laptop running both on xp. I've had the laptop
    set up on a wireless network for about 6 or 7 months w/ no problem. but
    lately, weird networks seem to show up in the network properties. THey
    aren't ones that i have set up and they take over the one that i have set up.
    THe first one was Master, so we deleted that. I rebooted, and now there is
    a new one called HiJet. Does anyone have any idea of what these are or how
    they are getting put on there? are we just picking up networks in the area?
    Please help,

    By the way, my laptop has Zone alarm firewall and McAfee virus
    The laptop has McAfee firewall and antivirus
    A trojan was found on the laptop called Exploit-byteverify, but i don't
    think it is causing this (i could be wrong though). we have taken steps to
    remove/quarantine it.
    Guest, Nov 22, 2004
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    Malke Guest

    You are picking up networks in the area. There is a setting in the
    wireless properties to only connect to preferred networks. Make sure
    your network is listed as the only preferred network and check the box
    and that will stop your computer from trying to use your neighbor's

    Malke, Nov 22, 2004
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