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Windows 7: How to disable wireless network


26 Dec 2010   #1

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
How to disable wireless network

Hi !

I have a wireless router at home and it recognizes the neighbours network too.
I downloaded a program called netstumbler and it lists the network too.
How can I block it?

Thanks


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26 Dec 2010   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Netstumbler is an older program I have used befoe. I don't think it has been updated in several years. Are you using any form of encryption on your network ? Is the neighbors encrypted? Make sure you are using a unique network workgroup name for your network.
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26 Dec 2010   #3

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I don't think it's encrypted. How can I do that in Windows 7?
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26 Dec 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi Kocos,

This is the default behaviour of wireless networks to broadcast themselves (SSID broadcasting) to make it easier to connect too - your network is doing the same thing, and your neighbour can probably see your network too. I don't think there is a way to block it per se, since that requires your neighbour to turn off broadcasting, and this will probably make it more difficult for him to connect to his own network.

The best thing you can do for yourself, is to ensure your network is protected with a strong WPA pass phrase (password), so no-one "steals" your bandwidth.

For more on wireless security read this http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/105015-wireless-security-how-protect-your-network.html?filter[2]=Networking Internet

Regards,
Golden

EDIT : Correction. I just tested this. You can turn off SSID - connecting is no more difficult with it turned off. How to turn it off depends on your make of router.
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26 Dec 2010   #5

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

You computer is just seeing the neighbors network. Just make your network secure & in the router setup make you signal invisable (don't broadcast SSID name)
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26 Dec 2010   #6

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Kocos,

If you specify your make of router (make & model) here, we might be able to help you sort it out.

Regards,
Golden
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26 Dec 2010   #7

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the help!

I have CONCEPTRONIC WIRELESS 54 MBPS BROADBAND ROUTER c54brs4.
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26 Dec 2010   #8

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

OK. Let me see if I can find some details on it.

Have a look at this page http://www.conceptronic.net/Site/des...id=20&gid=2010

Which is your product?
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26 Dec 2010   #9

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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26 Dec 2010   #10

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Did the router come with a set DISC ?
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