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what kind of router are you using ? most likely that is your router.
my router is a cisco and my isp modem is also a cisco
hmmm it may be somebody elses router that you are picking up
click on the network card and do search for available networks see if that one comes up
i looked on the internet and found that several other users found this "ghost" router in their infrastructure but no aanswers as to why this is happening
yes it does come up as an unsecure network. i can pick up several wless network i'm in an office building. but why would this particular router be part of my secured network ?
because its NOT secured
and so your card is picking it up as being able to get into it
where are you seeing it as part of your network ? my guess is that this is a bug in somebodies network admin software
there are several other unsecured network available. Why does it pick up this one and why should it be part of the infrastructure ? in the network structure it shows my printer, my router, my computer, my NAS, and this strange router as being part of the structure
what is the program that is showing it ?
i find this in the network window of my explorer. in other words, click computer, click network . it shows infrastructure. what is pecular is that other users found this !
the program showing it is my window explorer
hmm give me a few minutes to do some research but how many computers do you have running
set the wireless card in each of them to ONLY connect to your router
only one. if you google "belkin wireless router(WFA) you;ll get the same story from others
yeah i am looking at the same thing. of course that doesnt necesarily mean the people reporting it no what they are lookng at
like me !
ok i think i got it
the moron who has that router not only has left it unsecured
but he has it running the new automatic configuration thing
it is supposed to avoid forcing people to remember their passkey or have any idea how to set up a network
what it does is constantly broadcast that it is available to connect to with a pin
devices that use it like playstations and stuff like that
just hit a button that says look for the device
and if u know the pin it wil automatically do everything to connect to it
the weirdest thing is, if i click on this thing, it asks me to configure it. Like i can enter my own 4 or 8 digit pin and created my passphrase etc... i havent gone as far as to set it up. i am only cioncern about security of MY network
if it shows up in my infrastructure does it mean it can connect into my network ?
yeah i wouldnt worry about it. your network is picking it up as a device that you can attach to easily
not as long as YOUR network is configured for security encryption
to make sure i would go into my router and make sure that it is set for manual configuration of the wifi connection
not only is iy wep2 but also i only allow specific mac address to log in - so you think i shouldnt worry ?
no i definately wouldnt worry
ok tks Rob