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Windows 7: Unknown Router displaying on my Network

11 Nov 2009   #11

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
A couple of questions

Are you in a highly populated area?

Is your router set to the default settings?

What i am thinking is that this could be a neighbour's router that is set with the default IP address range. There is also a chance that the SSID could be the same - a lot of people call the network something such as Home or Wireless and the chance is there that two nearby systems could be named the same - this is more likely when the routers are from the same manufacturer and are left at default
I detected more than 10 other wireless networks here, so YES -- it's a highly populated area. Neither my router nor the neighbor's are set at default. We both have different customized SSID names, mine uses WPA - his WEP. Mine is a Linksys, his is a Netgear.

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If this device is not yours than it's your neighbour's. Why not go around and ask them. Btw, can u disabled it?
aem: I have talked to my neighbor, and confirmed that I am seeing his router on my network. I can't ask him to shut it off - it is HIS device, and it feeds HIS network. I am seeking to learn why Windows 7 is showing this particular device as Infrastructure (1) on MY network - while ignoring 8 or 9 other routers in the vicinity. The neighbor is a nice guy, but I'd feel much better (and secure) if my network only listed devices I control.

Thanks

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11 Nov 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

I would suggest that you change the working IP range of one of the routers - probably yours would be the easier .

I think the two systems are using the same range so your network is "discovering" the device as it's whithin the IP range for it's segment.

If you are using DHCP simply go into the router and change the settings from 192.168.001.001 to 255 to something like 192.168.010 001 to 255.

You should find that once you reboot all your devices the issue will be gone
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11 Nov 2009   #13
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I didnt say to ask him to shut his device down, lol, i said could u do it on your machine, as to get rid of it.

As far as detection is concern, it might not be him that is accessing your network, rather you accessing his. Cos after all, you are able to connect to that device in some form. What's in your internet connections (bottom right sign icon), screenshot it.
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11 Nov 2009   #14

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I would suggest that you change the working IP range of one of the routers - probably yours would be the easier .

I think the two systems are using the same range so your network is "discovering" the device as it's whithin the IP range for it's segment.

If you are using DHCP simply go into the router and change the settings from 192.168.001.001 to 255 to something like 192.168.010 001 to 255.

You should find that once you reboot all your devices the issue will be gone
Thanks Barman58 - it seemed like a logical thing to try!

I changed MY router's local IP Address from 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.10.1 and rebooted the router. Then I changed the static address on my laptop from 192.168.0.x to 192.168.10.x - and rebooted.

Unfortunately, the undesired router continues to be displayed as Infrastructure (1) on my network.
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11 Nov 2009   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

Try going to Change Advanced sharing settings>Home Network and disable network discovery.

Then run gpedit.msc go to Computer Configuration>Windows Settings>Security Settings>Network List Manager Policies Under Network Name enter the name of your network and under Unidentified and Identifying networks set to private.. reboot
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11 Nov 2009   #16

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
I didnt say to ask him to shut his device down, lol, i said could u do it on your machine, as to get rid of it.

As far as detection is concern, it might not be him that is accessing your network, rather you accessing his. Cos after all, you are able to connect to that device in some form. What's in your internet connections (bottom right sign icon), screenshot it.
Here is a screenshot. It shows that I am only connected to one network - S4nr5.1 - which is mine. The 2nd network on the list (it starts with the letter "p") is the one with the Netgear Router that comes up as Infrastructure (1) on My Network. According to internet connections, I am not connected to it.

I am stumped. Thanks.


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10 Dec 2009   #17

win7
 
 

Any luck with this issue?
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10 Dec 2009   #18

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

What concerns me more is that some of your machines aren't even showing up as officially connected to the network map. That usually indicates a problem.

I would completely reassemble the network starting from square one. All of your networked machines should be part of the network string on that map. Unless you have them outside your network for some reason?

As for figuring out if that netgear router is using your internet connection use wireshark to map all the network machines using your network.
http://www.wireshark.org/
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10 Dec 2009   #19

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Wireless transmission between your router and the transceiver on your machine takes place over one of several frequency channels. Have you tried using a different channel?
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10 Dec 2009   #20

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Changing channels would probably get rid of the rogue netgear router connection but that doesn't explain this strange network map which seems to have all the wired computers not included or being mapped. This isn't right.

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