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20 Jun 2009   #1

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Someones computer showing up under Networks...

Someone else computer is showing up under Networks on my computer. Must be someone who lives in this building. How do I keep this from showing up and if her's shows up on mine, does mine show up on hers?



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20 Jun 2009   #2

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

Are you on Wireless network?
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20 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

As long as you set a password at install then your icon for chuckj is all katiedid will ever see, If all you have is one pc you can go to network and sharing center and then advance share settings public, and change to not let others see this pc. good luck
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20 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

I have a wireless router but use a wired connection for my computer. I do use a wireless connection for my Xbox 360 sometimes. I think turning Network Discovery 'OFF' will affect that. I did leave it off for now.

Wish there was a way where you could only allow certain computers or devices.
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20 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BucSox79 View Post
Someone else computer is showing up under Networks on my computer. Must be someone who lives in this building. How do I keep this from showing up and if her's shows up on mine, does mine show up on hers?
Hey BucSox79, have you checked the setting on your network, like change the name of your workgroup to some thing else and always make your wireless network secure, use WEP or WPA.
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20 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BucSox79 View Post
I have a wireless router but use a wired connection for my computer. I do use a wireless connection for my Xbox 360 sometimes. I think turning Network Discovery 'OFF' will affect that. I did leave it off for now.

Wish there was a way where you could only allow certain computers or devices.
try turning home network discover on and public network discover off,
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20 Jun 2009   #7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by banderz777 View Post
Hey BucSox79, have you checked the setting on your network, like change the name of your workgroup to some thing else and always make your wireless network secure, use WEP or WPA.
I totally agree, if you can see her machine then she's connected to the same network/adapter as you. I'd password protect the router if I were you.

You could also check the router webpage to see what devices are attached.

1, Open explorer & go to Network, you should see your router in that screen
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2, Right-click and select 'View device webpage'.
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You will/may be asked to input a username & password, your router documentation will have this info


3, (normally) under 'Advanced' you can see 'Attatched Devices'
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If you can see her computer then she's using your router to connect to the internet. While in the device webpage, under security, you can set a password for access to the router.

Hope this helps




Jeff


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20 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Shure password your router that is like Banderz777 and Orbital Shark said that should do it. Reboot and katiedid will be history. My bad I thought maybe you were sharing a router with everyone in the building as is done in some travel motels or some such. Good luck to you and have a great weekend,lm
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