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#1 kimbobimbo

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 08:35 AM

I'm helping a friend. They have a netgear wireless router WNR2000v2. They had an unsecure network so I renamed it and set a password so that it was locked. I renamed it Jasmine, when I connect to it, it works fine and is locked correctly. The only problem is I can't get the original netgear to go away. So I can still connect to the router without a password. I don't understand why both the locked Jasmine and unlocked netgear are both showing up. Is there a setting that I'm missing. I've tried resetting the router and my cable modem.

Edited by kimbobimbo, 15 July 2011 - 08:37 AM.


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Posted 15 July 2011 - 09:01 AM

Do you live in an apartment or a neighborhood? It could just be another netgear device that your wireless card is picking up.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 09:54 AM

I do live in a neighborhood but I'm positive it's my connection. When I connect to it and open up router information my mac address shows up as connected

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 09:55 AM

by open up router information, you mean the web administration portion?

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 10:59 AM

You should Manage your wireless connections from your computer, delete ALL existing connections saved in windows and then re-connect to your secured network.

Follow these steps for XP:
http://oit.pdx.edu/use-windows-to-manage-wireless

If not XP, what OS do you have?

Make it so that one is preferred and it should automatically find and connect to that one first and always. If your have indeed set up the router to used a password, it should not have any unsecure wireless signals comming from it as it is not a DUAL band router.
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Posted 15 July 2011 - 03:12 PM

Thanks guys, I will try that and see if it works and let you know. I have windows 7. @bleepin madman yes

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