Go to navigation
It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:15 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:57 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:06 am
Posts: 73
OK its just a little thing ...but can anyone advise on the following:

We have 8 wireless networks that aren't ours "on offer" to my pc. Most of them have sensible names like homehub23 or BTopenzone xx. One of them has a more interesting name suggeting that its useage may be mostly adult in nature....I know its probably just a joke and all that , but its starting to annoy me that I have to look at it everytime me or my kids log on. (stressed and snapping at small things...me...no)

Anyway if I knew who it was I could decide whether to go round and ask if they would mind changing it..any ideas how I could find that out without knocking on all potential doors and asking or if I could block it as an option I wouldn't have to look at it. Does anyone know if that's possible?

Alternatively, please feel free to cheer me up with other small things that annoy you so that I can put it into perspective. :wink: Thanks.

J


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:19 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:51 am
Posts: 8117
pop a note into all the doors locally asking if it is theirs and could they change the name :oops: :oops: no perhaps not!

I have my computer set to connect to wireless in a specific order so never actually see what is available - is it possible to do this?

PS just checked and I am the only network around..... walls all too thick in these old houses I think


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:35 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:20 pm
Posts: 4660
Your wireless connectivity should be set so that yours in the only one it links directly to.

If you're 'seeing' the others then you're not set up properly.

I don't have time to talk you through it right now, if no-one else is able to help you I'll come back on tonight and talk you through it.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:12 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:06 am
Posts: 73
Thank you for your replies...I had a feeling that it might be down to me not having set things up right. We don't have a wireless network...I am logging on with a dongle...does that make a difference?

Thanks for the suggestion of a nice note Herman...as you say, maybe not...it all really depends who it is on how you deal with things like this doesn't it. Better to hide it if I can I think.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:38 am
Posts: 86
Jeepers wrote:
Thank you for your replies...I had a feeling that it might be down to me not having set things up right. We don't have a wireless network...I am logging on with a dongle...does that make a difference?


So just turn the wireless networking on your machine off, then.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:06 am
Posts: 73
Oh *blush* I knew I should have read all those tiny print instructions that came with it in the box. Apologies for being so generally technically inept!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:16 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:20 pm
Posts: 4660
All's well that ends well :D

Glad you've got it sorted!

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:51 am
Posts: 8117
Jeepers wrote:
Oh *blush* I knew I should have read all those tiny print instructions that came with it in the box. Apologies for being so generally technically inept!


Don't worry - probably loads of other people have read this thread and have just discovered that they can switch off the wireless....


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016