How to block a nearby/neighbor's WiFi network

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dbMorris, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. dbMorris macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2008

    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!
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Remove it from your preferred networks, and check the box "Ask to join new netowrks."

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  3. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    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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  4. dbMorris thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2008
    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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