Mysterious Shared Computer

Discussion in 'macOS' started by justmyself, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. justmyself macrumors member

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    Tonight I opened finder and to my surprise I see a shared computer that read, sonyviao. Is someone using my network? I don't broadcast my SSID and I have security set to WPA2 and set the password on the router, but I guess anything is possible. The one other thing to note is when selecting sonyviao the bar across the finder window says connection failed. Please tell me it was failed attempt.
     
  2. Bentov macrumors regular

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    It definitely is another computer on your network. When you first bought your router did you configure it before you hooked it up to the wan? Or did you set it up and then setup your security? Check your wireless settings and see if there is an entry for the computers MAC address in there. While your there see if it shows up as a current connection in the router. I am pretty sure my work laptop showed after I was disconnected, but I can't be sure. If you are really concerned, limit the access to your router by MAC address and go from there.
     
  3. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    I have seen this also and was disturbed by it! In my case it was a dell.
     
  4. snowmoon macrumors 6502a

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    Network names can linger for a few minutes... is it possible that you connected to someone elses network by accident or the name was a holdover from another network you were previously on?

    Otherwise, yes, I would triple check your AP settings and change your WPA2 password.
     

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