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Windows 7: "Other Network" listed on wireless search


03 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
"Other Network" listed on wireless search

Under my wireless status on the bottom right I have my network, but I also have another network called "other wireless" what is that?



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03 Apr 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by letsdoamazing View Post
Under my wireless status on the bottom right I have my network, but I also have another network called "other wireless" what is that?

its another wifi network in range. I am assuming you have pass-worded yours.
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03 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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its another wifi network in range. I am assuming you have pass-worded yours.
I think you get a yellow exclamation in the signal strength area for unsecured networks.

In addition to securing your network, I strongly advise you choose WPA or WPA2 as your encryption if available.
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03 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by letsdoamazing View Post
Under my wireless status on the bottom right I have my network, but I also have another network called "other wireless" what is that?

its another wifi network in range. I am assuming you have pass-worded yours.
It cant be another in range. There are no more in range. Mine is secured by WPA.

When I select that other network it asks me to put in the name of the SSID
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03 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you tried to see if your key allows connection?
If so, this is about all i've dug up so far...
'Other Network' Wireless duplicate of non-broadcasted SSID network
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03 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think the guy in range that you see is being "factitious"

"Other Network"

This is how you can test it... can you turn off your router and rescan the network to see if "other network" still shows or not.. that way we can see if its isolated to you or not.
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03 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit OS (6.1,build 7601)
 
 

It looks like someone else also has a network in you range.It can be your neighbour.
Check if it is WEP protected or WPA.

P.S-If it is WEP protected you can crack it.
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04 Apr 2011   #8

win7
 
 

Tut Tut Sexy Devil...Youre suggesting something naughty and you wouldn't like done to yourself!!
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04 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit OS (6.1,build 7601)
 
 

ya.... you are right...... just became a little devilish.... sorry. But the process is a crap, take takes a hell lot of time and when you've done it the router is switched of... sheee.. Better to be happy with my own connection
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26 Oct 2011   #10

Win7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I think it is just a Windows 7 default way of easily adding another or a hidden network by entering the SSID. I have no official answer but see it listed in my Windows 7, but not on my other devices. Also, it is in one of the screen shots here: How To Manage Your WiFi Networks In Windows 7
So i assume it is built into the Windows 7 Wireless Manager and not a neighboring device. Chances are slim that my neighbor also has a SSID of "Other Network"
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