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#1 MOTHER808

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 11:12 PM

Curious. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the HomeGroup feature in Win 7. When I select the option to view "Network Computers and Devices," I notice an unknown router? How/ why would a router that isn't part of my homegroup be listed as a device on the group?

Please help and advise!

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 11:21 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

You did not specify if this computer is a desktop or laptop computer.

If you could also post the make and model number of this computer that would also be helpful.

How are you connecting to the Internet? Are you using an Ethernet cable, or wireless?

If you have a laptop, there is a chance someone connected to the Internet by connecting through a wireless router and those settings were saved to the home group.

Once you post back the information I requested, it will be a little easier to answer your questions.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 06:18 AM

Sure,

Im using an HP Pavilion dv6 Laptop and I connect using a wireless router. I also suspect that someone has managed to join my home group. Im wondering however, since I

am the administrator if there is a way that I can kick unwanted users off of the group? I went as far as to unplug my router and modem but the unwanted user still appears.


Thanks in advance!!!

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Sure,

Im using an HP Pavilion dv6 Laptop and I connect using a wireless router. I also suspect that someone has managed to join my home group. Im wondering however, since I

am the administrator if there is a way that I can kick unwanted users off of the group? I went as far as to unplug my router and modem but the unwanted user still appears.


Thanks in advance!!!

M8

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 02:35 PM

The HP Pavilion DV6 is not a complete model number.

I need you to provide me with more information on your router.

If your router's security features are enabled, there is no way anyone can connect to your network through your wireless connection, unless they know your WEP password key or your routers SSID and password.

I can not advise you on your routers security settings until I know what the make and model number is of the router.

If you have the router set to its default settings, I strongly advise we make changes to those settings, because those default settings are known to everyone.

The routers default login name is usually admin

The routers default password is usually password

Everyone knows these default credentials, there is no security in those what so ever!

Other than that , there is no way anyone can gain access to your computer remotely, except through your router.


Please post your computers full model number, the routers make and model number and we will take it from there.

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