Resolved HELP! Wifi jumps to Neighbors Wifi

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hanschien, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. hanschien, Feb 17, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2012

    hanschien macrumors 6502

    hanschien

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    #1
    I have three devices (MacBook Pro, iPad and iPhone) that sometimes connects to my neighbors wifi even though System Preferences > Network says I am connected to my SSID.

    If I go to the router admin page (192.168.1.254), I do not see my U-Verse admin page but my neighbors DSL router admin page. Turning Wifi On/Off usually resolves the problem sometimes.

    I have even changed my SSID.

    How is this possible?

    Update:
    The problem turns out the culprit was my roommate was using a Netgear power line adapter and so was my next door neighbor and encryption wasn't enabled on any adaptors. So whenever a device requested an IP address, it found the first DHCP to respond and connected to that network.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #2
    I can't speak for your iPad or iPhone, as I use neither, but on the Mac, go to:
    System Preferences > Network > AirPort > Advanced > AirPort​
    and remove the network from your Preferred Networks list. Also, your neighbor should protect their network with a password, so others can't connect to it.
     
  3. hanschien thread starter macrumors 6502

    hanschien

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    #3
    I only have my own Network in that list.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #4
    Have you tried resetting your router?
     
  5. hanschien thread starter macrumors 6502

    hanschien

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    #5
    Yup.

    Usually I wouldn't mind, but this DSL connection is much slower then mine...
     

Share This Page