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Unknown People In "my Network Places"

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#1 Raydanator


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Posted 29 June 2008 - 04:49 PM

So I clicked on my network places and found some folders I've never heard of/put there. c on chad1 (davidshome) Shared docs on 8nvli, Shared docs on Main (Gretchen), Shared docs on Main (Shelly), Shared docs on Rntshank

What the heck is this? Is this some kind of sample windows thing, or am I sharing my computer without knowing it?? Ps- i don't have a router

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 05:11 PM

More importantly...do you have a wireless network device...and is it set up properly to protect your system?

Regardless...what type of network device do you have installed?

Do you use a firewall?

Do you have a home network set up?


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Posted 30 June 2008 - 12:56 AM

Yes yes yes, I have sygate personal firewall, properly configured modem connection with NO ROUTER...and since i've never had a router, this dsl connection has never been shared

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 08:07 PM

Are you sure your DSL modem doesn't have a built in router? Also could your computer somehow have built-in Wireless card? If so it looks like your picking up other people's computers. (Most likely your neighbors.)

To check this out, open up a command prompt :

click start
select run
type cmd
click ok

In the command prompt window type:

ip config /all 
press enter key

look at the assigned ip addresses and see if you have more than one.

That's all I can think of at the moment.
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