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Windows 7: Ghost connection?

14 Sep 2015   #1
JustCall

Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit
 
 
Ghost connection?

I've set up my computer at my new house today, and I'm getting an internet connection without plugging in any ethernet cable or WiFi adapter.
From what I understand, there's also no WiFi adapter integraded in the motherboard.

Does anybody know what caused this?


By the way, this isn't a bad thing, I just want to know :P



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14 Sep 2015   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Open task manager and look for network traffic while loading a website. What is the name of the adapter? Wireless Network Connection?
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14 Sep 2015   #3
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Connection sharing with another PC perhaps
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15 Sep 2015   #4
JustCall

Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit
 
 

UsernameIssues, its called "Draadloze internetverbinding (Wireless network adapter)"
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15 Sep 2015   #5
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Some online descriptions of the HP dc7900 says it has Wi-Fi built-in.
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15 Sep 2015   #6
JustCall

Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit
 
 

When I bought this PC at my local store, they recommended a WiFi adapter along with it, because it wasn't built-in.
I don't know what the deal is here, but thanks for the advice.
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15 Sep 2015   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Perhaps some versions of this model have Wi-Fi built in and others don't.

In any case, you seem to be automatically connecting to a Wireless Access Point (WAP). Hopefully, it has some security turned on. Hopefully, you own the WAP.
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16 Sep 2015   #8
JustCall

Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit
 
 

I don't think so, because my router isn't conencted. I got an e-mail from my internet/television provider that they are coming on 27 september for installing the router.

Also, my phone doesn't display any unsecured networks around here.
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16 Sep 2015   #9
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

My laptop can see and connect to many more wireless networks than my phone ever sees. Maybe your desktop is the same way.

Take a look at the SSID that you are connected to. Does it identify where it is from? Also, how strong/weak is the signal strength?
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16 Sep 2015   #10
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Network and Sharing Center - change adapter settings - all
Connections are there
And there is also a Manage wireless connections there too

Device Manager - network adapters - all devices there

If you are still getting an Internet connection with these turned off, I am coming to your home to pray to this miracle
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