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Old Jan 12, 2009, 08:08 PM   #1
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How to block a nearby/neighbor's WiFi network

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Seems every time I sleep my Macbook Pro, the network it connects
to is a nearby (neighbor?) unencrypted network. I then go in and manually
select my home's encrypted MaxRange Netgear 811.n router just fine.

My question is ... is there a way to ban/block the outside network from
being seen during the connection process (or even from being seen in the
airport icon up in the MBP's menu)?

Thanks for your guidance forum!
David

Last edited by mkrishnan; Jan 12, 2009 at 08:17 PM. Reason: Title modified. Was "ethernet" instead of "WiFi" (ethernet more commonly refers to *wired* connections)
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Old Jan 12, 2009, 08:11 PM   #2
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Remove it from your preferred networks, and check the box "Ask to join new netowrks."
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Old Jan 12, 2009, 08:11 PM   #3
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Seems every time I sleep my Macbook Pro, the network it connects
to is a nearby (neighbor?) unencrypted network. I then go in and manually
select my home's encrypted MaxRange Netgear 811.n router just fine.

My question is ... is there a way to ban/block the outside network from
being seen during the connection process (or even from being seen in the
airport icon up in the MBP's menu)?

Thanks for your guidance forum!
David
go here and make sure your home network is at the top of the list. And make sure that your neighbors network is deleted from the list. Then uncheck the remember any network box. Does this solve the problem?

EDIT: darn, ^^ beat me to it.
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Old Jan 12, 2009, 08:38 PM   #4
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Thanks guys!!

Slight problem ... although I have a TC in my network, the primary network
is the Netgear router which is not seen by the Airport utility - any suggestions
for what I do now?

OK ... forgot about checking the SP for network/airport settings ... I think I've removed the offending network,
so let's see how things go ... thanks again!!

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