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Windows 7: Extra SSID With My Name Pops Up With Router OFF

22 Apr 2016   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

I figured it out...


I was trying to Chromecast something when I noticed it wasn't connected to my wifi.

Changing my wifi caused my chromecast to have no wifi connection.... Which caused it to create it's own to get it set up.

My Chromecast had my last name.... Which explains the internet connection open with my name!

So if you ever change routers, or passwords, your chromecast will create an SSID to connect to, in order to get it set up! So silly and crazy.

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22 Apr 2016   #12

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Win 10 Pro x64

Wow, I wouldn't have guessed that. Thanks for letting us know what it was though.
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23 Apr 2016   #13

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Wow, I wouldn't have guessed that. Thanks for letting us know what it was though.
Kind of makes sense to me, If you don't setup Chromecast to connect to your router threw WiFi then it will default to start it's own hotspot.

I have a App on my Android phone called Wiggle it's similar to netstumble and it keeps a log of all the Wifi access points I pass, I was looking threw the data not long ago and noticed about 30 SSID's that had the word Chromecast followed by a few numbers. seam's popular in my town
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