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Any idea why we would have these networks both at our home?

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Any idea why we would have these networks both at our home?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Eric Ewing replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  Eric Ewing replied 7 months ago.

Based on the screenshots you sent, it looks like one is a WiFi connection (perhaps from AT&T Uverse, DSL, or Fiber service) and the other is your actual AT&T cellular connection. You would be connected to both simultaneously, surfing the web on WiFi while staying connected to cellular for calls and texts.

Hope that helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions!

Expert:  Eric Ewing replied 7 months ago.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I'm still unsure it looks as if there may be video streaming through our network? The unpn and wfa would insinuate that? I'm concerned certain videos of myself may have been released or streamed without my permission and not sure how to go about finding out.
Expert:  Eric Ewing replied 7 months ago.

I don't see anything in the screenshots you submitted that look abnormal; that's not to say you don't have legitimate concerns, only that the information in the screenshots do not indicate hacking, etc.

UPnP (Universal Plug N Play) isn't harmful; it's just a technology that lets devices communicate over your home network. This would be used, for instance, if you were installing a wireless printer -- it's the technology that allows your computer to "see" the printer on the network. It couldn't be used to stream videos or otherwise perform file transfers.

WFA is just the acronym for the trade group that promotes wireless internet, so no worries there.

It sounds like this issue is pretty personal, but is there any more you could comfortably tell me about the situation that would allow me to provide better advice about how to ensure your privacy isn't being violated by unauthorized release/streaming of personal videos?

Expert:  Eric Ewing replied 7 months ago.

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