?!?! I can see Shared people on my Mac (WEP password protected)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by erkanasu, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. erkanasu macrumors 6502

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    I have my own internet and I use a password protected router (WEP).

    I can see three people in the "Shared" part of finder. I can't connect to them "connection failed". What the hell is going on here? Could they have "cracked" my router some how?
     
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    do u have 3 other computers on the network in your house?
     
  3. erkanasu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha,
    No just one Mac.
    (i can see they are PCs with the BSOD icons, haha).

    they are labeled: byk,tablet, and toshiba-user. Not that it really maters.

    Just left left a coffee shop, maybe it is related to the previous network i was on there.......
     
  4. Marble macrumors 6502a

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    That's likely. I changed my computer name a couple of times yesterday, and the laptop that's also on my network saw each new name as a different shared computer until the next time I logged in.
     
  5. erkanasu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just rebooted and they are gone. Must of been some left over crap from the coffee shop. My bad
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    oh hahaha ok that is good then lol..

    what kind of router do you use? it may hvae some kind of MAC address blockout from inside the settings. i would try setting that to allow ONLY your mac to connect to it.

    could the shared folders be comming from a shared location that is on your mac??? just a random thought, probably not the answer tho.
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    oh bahahaha. ok

    ignore my last comment then

    DoFoT9
     

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