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Windows 7: Really confused on this one-neighbors router showing up in my network


03 Dec 2012   #1
BUZ

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Really confused on this one-neighbors router showing up in my network

Well I have looked everywhere and simply cannot find the answer. My router is down stairs in the den (netgear WNR1000) that I got from ISP comcast (dell 620 desktop connected via Ethernet cable) . I have a couple wireless devices that connect to the router and also a desktop pc (dell 580 desktop ) that is upstairs (using a netgear WNR1100) wireless adapter.

For some strange reason my next door neighbors router started appearing in my networks infrastructure as seen in the pic below (his is the WNR2000v2), I have taken every measure I can to secure my router including an extremely strong password and passphrase (using WPA2-PSA AES) so I really doubt that someone hacked into my network and is doing something like spoofing my router. I used inSSIDer to confirm that it is my neighbors router.

At first I though the neighbors router was unsecured and my wireless adapter was just automatically detecting it however I soon realized that it was encrypted using WPA2-PSK AES. The only thing I can think of is that the router my neighbor is using is a very similar netgear router and that my wireless adapter is somehow recognizing it and adding it to my network infrastructure. My PC that is down stairs and hardwired to the router is not showing my neighbors router in the network infrastructure, only my PC that is upstairs and using the wireless adapter is detecting the neighbors router.

Is there any way to remove the device (neighbors router) from my network infrastructure so I no longer see it? This is making me extremely paranoid and am about to just get a new router and wireless adapter to see if that resolves the issue.

ANY HELP / ADVICE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!



**BLACK ARROW INDICATES NEIGHBORS ROUTER**







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03 Dec 2012   #2
BUZ

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Anyone?
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04 Dec 2012   #3

Missouri
 
 

Have you ever or are you currently connected to their router with any device whether it be wired or wireless? I noticed this when I went to my aunts house, who lives 20+ miles away from me. Once I connected to her router via wireless and came home to my own I started to notice her router shows up in my network infrastructure. Not always but from time to time it does even when Im at home connected to my own. Other than that I don't know what to tell ya.
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04 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BUZ View Post
Well I have looked everywhere and simply cannot find the answer. My router is down stairs in the den (netgear WNR1000) that I got from ISP comcast (dell 620 desktop connected via Ethernet cable) . I have a couple wireless devices that connect to the router and also a desktop pc (dell 580 desktop ) that is upstairs (using a netgear WNR1100) wireless adapter.

For some strange reason my next door neighbors router started appearing in my networks infrastructure as seen in the pic below (his is the WNR2000v2), I have taken every measure I can to secure my router including an extremely strong password and passphrase (using WPA2-PSA AES) so I really doubt that someone hacked into my network and is doing something like spoofing my router. I used inSSIDer to confirm that it is my neighbors router.

At first I though the neighbors router was unsecured and my wireless adapter was just automatically detecting it however I soon realized that it was encrypted using WPA2-PSK AES. The only thing I can think of is that the router my neighbor is using is a very similar netgear router and that my wireless adapter is somehow recognizing it and adding it to my network infrastructure. My PC that is down stairs and hardwired to the router is not showing my neighbors router in the network infrastructure, only my PC that is upstairs and using the wireless adapter is detecting the neighbors router.

Is there any way to remove the device (neighbors router) from my network infrastructure so I no longer see it? This is making me extremely paranoid and am about to just get a new router and wireless adapter to see if that resolves the issue.

ANY HELP / ADVICE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!



**BLACK ARROW INDICATES NEIGHBORS ROUTER**

This same problem is reported here all the time and isn't a security risk at all.

It's just a little glitch in Windows where it sometimes shows local hardware on another network.

It does NOT mean that your router is hacked.
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04 Dec 2012   #5
BUZ

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BUZ View Post
Well I have looked everywhere and simply cannot find the answer. My router is down stairs in the den (netgear WNR1000) that I got from ISP comcast (dell 620 desktop connected via Ethernet cable) . I have a couple wireless devices that connect to the router and also a desktop pc (dell 580 desktop ) that is upstairs (using a netgear WNR1100) wireless adapter.

For some strange reason my next door neighbors router started appearing in my networks infrastructure as seen in the pic below (his is the WNR2000v2), I have taken every measure I can to secure my router including an extremely strong password and passphrase (using WPA2-PSA AES) so I really doubt that someone hacked into my network and is doing something like spoofing my router. I used inSSIDer to confirm that it is my neighbors router.

At first I though the neighbors router was unsecured and my wireless adapter was just automatically detecting it however I soon realized that it was encrypted using WPA2-PSK AES. The only thing I can think of is that the router my neighbor is using is a very similar netgear router and that my wireless adapter is somehow recognizing it and adding it to my network infrastructure. My PC that is down stairs and hardwired to the router is not showing my neighbors router in the network infrastructure, only my PC that is upstairs and using the wireless adapter is detecting the neighbors router.

Is there any way to remove the device (neighbors router) from my network infrastructure so I no longer see it? This is making me extremely paranoid and am about to just get a new router and wireless adapter to see if that resolves the issue.

ANY HELP / ADVICE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!



**BLACK ARROW INDICATES NEIGHBORS ROUTER**

This same problem is reported here all the time and isn't a security risk at all.

It's just a little glitch in Windows where it sometimes shows local hardware on another network.

It does NOT mean that your router is hacked.

Ok, thanks for the info!!
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