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why does my neighbor's name show up on my net

February 13, 2011 at 15:26:25
Specs: Macintosh
Sometimes my wireless connection goes away. It just started doing this the last 2 months. I have to get next to my router in order for it to come back. My name will be in the list and so is my neighbors. Why is this?

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February 13, 2011 at 16:29:12
Enable MAC filtering to block your neighbor but that might not help your connection loss problem.

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February 13, 2011 at 18:43:48
Do you mean the list of available wireless networks? If so, your neighbor's name is there because he also has a right to run a wireless network.

It may be that your problems began because your neighbor changed broadcast channels and now there is a conflict. First I would reboot the router, but then I would suggest trying a different channel. If there is no better channel I would reflash the router.

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