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Windows 7: Unknown PCs showing up in my network! What does it mean?

03 Feb 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Unknown PCs showing up in my network! What does it mean?



What does it mean??? Experts please advice....

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03 Feb 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello Paul. Welcome to Sevenforums!

Did you forget to put a password on your router?
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03 Feb 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
Hello Paul. Welcome to Sevenforums!

Did you forget to put a password on your router?
First of all, thanx alot for your reply mate. Ive not set any passwords... But, im using MTNL Broadband in india... The Service Providers (MTNL) set passwords as the unique consumer no. of every customer in the modem settings page itself... That password cannot be changed, or the connection wont work... Does this mean that they are using my connection? Wot can be done?? Help?
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03 Feb 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

In the modem or router? Do you have a router connected to your modem, and are you allowed to change the router's password?

There should be 2 passwords: 1 for your ISP, and 1 for your router. I've never heard of an ISP giving you a router and not letting you change the password, but I suppose it is possible.

The router should be the only way that anyone else can access your network, unless your computer itself is broadcasting a signal, but default is set to off for this setting.
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03 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Are you using a Public Network?

If so, change it to Home.

If you are using a wireless network that is not secure, other computers can 'piggy back' on your connection.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/w...k-in-windows-7

Networking home computers running different versions of Windows
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03 Feb 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
In the modem or router? Do you have a router connected to your modem, and are you allowed to change the router's password?

There should be 2 passwords: 1 for your ISP, and 1 for your router. I've never heard of an ISP giving you a router and not letting you change the password, but I suppose it is possible.
I dont have a router... I have a wired broadband connection. Its connected via my landline phone... And Im aware of just two passwords...

1 that pops up as soon as i open the modem settings page (to view all the modem settings).

2nd one is inside the settings (thats my consumer number)
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03 Feb 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Check it....


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03 Feb 2012   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Are you using a Public Network?

If so, change it to Home.

If you are using a wireless network that is not secure, other computers can 'piggy back' on your connection.

Start here to set up a home network in Windows 7

Networking home computers running different versions of Windows
Thanx, im checking the links...
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03 Feb 2012   #9

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

So the modem is wired and you have no other device broadcasting your signal?

Look this up and tell me if you have anything similar (wireless connections:


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03 Feb 2012   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Done!! Thanx alot mate!! That video helped! I just disabled sharing in 'advanced sharing settings' !

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