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Windows 7: "Other Network", Duplicate Shows Up in WIFI

17 Dec 2017   #1

Windows 7 64 Bit
"Other Network", Duplicate Shows Up in WIFI

I am running Win7 with the old Linksys WRT54GL Router, WPA2-PSK with the most recent firmware installed. I have had no problems for many years with this setup and run a secure setup.

All of a sudden, on several machines, I notice "Other Network" appearing in the available wireless connections. It is a duplicate transmission of my network, as when I input the name and it prompts me for the password.

I have read earlier posts regarding this issue, however, none seem to offer a resolution to this problem.

Would appreciate some advise on how to deal with this....


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18 Dec 2017   #2

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

Are you certain that "other network" is a duplicate transmission of your network? It is normal for nearby networks to show up in the "available" list. Is it possible that it is a nearby network, rather than a duplicate listing for your own network?

If you have the wifi hotspot feature turned on in your cell phone, your cell phone will show up as an available wireless network.
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18 Dec 2017   #3

Windows 7 64 Bit

Thanks for your reply..

Not 100% certain, since I do not want to enter my passcode after entering my SSID. Uncomfortable with this showing up.

I have gone into the registry and deleted the profiles and signatures as well as deleting all network profiles-except my regular WIFI.

I long ago deleted the Iphone hotspot, which I named. Also, for security I kept it turned off except when my ISP goes down. Backup only.

Shut off the wireless on the router and turned it back on again, still there.

Wish I could clarify this... very annoying.
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