Another Network in Airport Menu

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  1. aussie_geek macrumors 65816

    aussie_geek

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    #1
    A nearby neighbor has obviously set up a new wireless network in my area. Unfortunately I can see the name of the network in my Airport menu. It is an open network encrypted with a WEP key (I cant join it ;)) but I just don't want it in MY Airport menu.

    Does anyone else see neighbors WLAN's in their menu? Or is there a way I can block them?

    I am using WPA personal closed network so there is slim chance they can see mine....

    aussie_geek
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I can get my neighbor's wireless network, too. I don't think there's anyway to block it (I could be wrong!).

    They also have WEP on it. If I get bored, trying to get into it turns into a fun game of "guess the password"

    :p
     
  3. amin macrumors 6502a

    amin

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    #3
    Using my wife's Dell 700m, which gets better Wifi range than my Powerbook, three unprotected neighbor networks are within range. I don't connect to any of them, but I sometimes wonder which belongs to whom.
     
  4. aussie_geek thread starter macrumors 65816

    aussie_geek

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    #4
    yeah - I've already tried that :D.

    I will be keeping an eye on the Airport Management Utility though... Just to see that they haven't 'cracked' mine....

    Wanna swap neighbors for a while... just at the end of the month when my ISP limits my d/l speed.... ;)?

    Just proves how much technology is around us these days.

    aussie_geek
     

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