Wireless Router

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Tuned MP5T, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. Tuned MP5T macrumors regular

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    #1
    Ok, I've just made the internet wireless in my apartment. But I'm picking up someone else network as well. Is there anyway to only make my network show up when I click the Airport Desktop Icon?
     
  2. GodBless macrumors 65816

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    You mean the AirPort Menu Bar icon. Right? Since I think this is the case I'll give you information on why that is showing up.

    The AirPort menu displays all wireless networks that it detects if they have a Secure Set Identification (SSID) that is enabled to be visible. (An SSID is basically the wireless network name that a wireless network has.) The reason why you are seeing your SSID and anther SSID is because you are in a region where you can pick up another wireless network. There is no way to get rid of it unless you move away from your neighbor's wireless network.

    But the AirPort menu is only designed for people who move from place to place often. Is there any reason why you wanted to get rid of your neighbors SSID on your AirPort menu? There is no reason why you need to use the AirPort menu again if you already connected to your home network once.

    If you want to automatically connect to a wireless networks of your choice in various locations I can take you through the steps to make it possible.
     
  3. Tuned MP5T thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah it automatically connects to my home network. I just didn't like the fact that someone else's network is showing up. Thanks.
     
  4. fuzzai macrumors member

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    Knock on your neighbours door, and ask him to disable his SSID from being shared out....and just tell him why....
     

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