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By Bashful ·
Whenever I have my laptop switched on, outside of my flat (where I?ve got my own wi-fi) it connects to a network called ?WIRELESS?. There is no IP address (only autoconfiguration) and no network access of any sort. It?s a ?computer to computer? type of network.

Here?s the odd thing. No matter where I am, at work, in the middle of a field, in my car in my garage at the bottom of the drive, I still see this network and it always has a full signal. Could the laptop be connecting to itself? Google doesn?t seem to have heard of it.

Any of you bright people have any ideas?

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by w2ktechman In reply to Wireless problem

It sounds like it is connecting to your cell phone, pda, etc. Turn off Blue Tooth and see if it still connects.
Since a PDA may still connect without Blue Tooth, you can also remove this network from your system. Then try forcing a connection elsewhere

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by Bashful In reply to Wireless problem

Tried switching off everything but still the same problem.

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by w2ktechman In reply to Wireless problem

were you able to remove the network "wireless" from the system? If you remove it completely, and check other devices that you have with wireless, it should not find a connection for unless a device has it setup. What other wireless devices do you use, and keep with you?

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by airdog07 In reply to Wireless problem

go to wireless network connectin properties pr right click wireless icon,click advanced un check automatically connect to non-preferred networks, check access point networks only.

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by Bashful In reply to Wireless problem

I have managed to remove it but still have no idea where it came from by itself. It appears that I am not unique as I have heard from a couple of others who had the same problem.

Ho..Hum..

Never mind. It hasn't caused any problems so I will just forget about it. Many thanks to those of you who took the time to reply.

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