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Windows 7: My Wireless Currently Connected To List

27 Mar 2018   #1
fontuckydick

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
My Wireless Currently Connected To List

Hello. I'm running win7 home premium 64 bit. I connect to internet through a wireless connection using a router with my daughters computer elsewhere in our home. I only need access to wireless printer in another room. I dont want to share files, pictures, etc. But I view the internet access box at lower right screen task bar and it shows 20 names and numbers etc. I know my neighbor is probably in range and hope he cant use my connection for access. but what are all the rest of the displayed connections and how do I remove them? Thanks.


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28 Mar 2018   #2
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

It's a radio it's going to pick up other stations not much you can do about that, Yes you neighbor will see your see your WiFi network name but as long as your using WPA2 security with AES encryption and long un-guessible password he/she will not be able to connect to you, Also turn off off WPS if your router is older than 4 or 5 years old.
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31 Mar 2018   #3
fontuckydick

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

OK, thanks for reply to my question about "Connected To List".
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06 Apr 2018   #4
mrjimphelps

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

If you want to "hide" your connection, you can give it a non-descript name, such as "footballfan". They won't know for sure who that is. But if your name is Joe, and you call your network "JoesHouse", it will be obvious that it is your network. Doing this doesn't make it any less available to anyone, but it does disguise who it belongs to.

As sml156 stated above, you need to have good encryption and a good password to prevent unauthorized people from accessing it.
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10 Apr 2018   #5
fontuckydick

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Wireless network...........

Thanks for your reply.
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