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Strange Name has Appeared in My Network! Help.


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dontcensorme

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Hello
I hope you can help, as i'm really worried about this. Unfortunately I'm totally UN-techy so I hope you understand what I mean.

Tonight my partner and I had a slow connection to our online poker sites that we play on and I opened my wireless router configuration programme to see if it said the signal was bad or whatever.

Under the heading of "Access Point", which usually has only my network name, a new entry has appeared called "dinododo46". The signal is described as "excellent" (same as mine) but the quality is "low" whereas mine is "good".

Does this make sense to you guys? Is someone hacking into our network??

Also, all the internet pages we open have "Done, but with errors on page" at the bottom with the little warning triangle.

Please Help!!!!
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what you're describing sounds like someone else near you has a wireless router....if you opened the part on your computer that you normally open to connect to your wireless router....and that's where you saw this new listing...then that's what this is...just your wireless card detecting another wireless network
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Ah, so it's not somebody getting on my pc? That's ok then. I hoped it might be that. Thanks.

There was a case in the paper recently that someone was caught sitting in a car outside someone else's house using their network to look at illegal porn. :whistling:

Thanks again. :blink:
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There was a case in the paper recently that someone was caught sitting in a car outside someone else's house using their network to look at illegal porn.

that technically still could be happening...but the window you're describing wont show that


is your wireless router secured? have you enabled wep or wpa or mac address filtering?
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I think so.

When I installed it, I had to put in a WEP key that the ISP gave me. Also had to put it in on my husband's PC to connect to the network (just our two PC's). Does that mean yes?
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sounds like a yes to me! first time i've heard of an ISP already securing their device before delivery though
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Can I ask a last question, please?

I double clicked on the mystery name to see if I could get any information and a box popped up asking me for a WAP or WEP key.

Can I assume that if the case is reversed and they can click on my network that they won't be able to access it without my WEP key? And if not, would I actually know if someone is using my network?
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if your wireless router is set up with wep or wap...yes they would get the exact same thing if they tried to connect to yours
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you could also check your routers web based configuration utility under the wireless mac address section and see a list of everyone who has accessed your router in the past
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I'll do that. Thankyou both. :whistling:
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