Another Network in Airport Menu

aussie_geek

macrumors 65816
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Apr 19, 2004
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Sydney Australia
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
 

katie ta achoo

macrumors G3
May 2, 2005
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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
 

amin

macrumors 6502a
Aug 17, 2003
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Boston, MA
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.
 

aussie_geek

macrumors 65816
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Apr 19, 2004
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Sydney Australia
katie ta achoo said:
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
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....

amin said:
three unprotected neighbor networks are within range. I don't connect to any of them, but I sometimes wonder which belongs to whom.
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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