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Red X showing in available networks.


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#1 bwrighttwo

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:19 AM

When I click on the signal strength bars to show available networks, I show a red X as an available network. I have never had this happen . When you hover on it it says it has excellent strength. It shows no radio type. What is this? I should add it only shows up on one computer.



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 07:50 AM

Could you provide a screenshot for me? I've never experienced this issue either.


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:57 PM

It is not there right now. I will if it happens again.



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 07:28 PM

Alright sounds good, I'll be here.


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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:13 PM

I have not been able to catch it again. I use a Verizon MiFi hot spot but have it set to only allow 3 mac addresses use it. I live in a condominium so there is always several visible networks. They are all password protected. I did have my network compromised over a year ago so I may get a little paranoid now.  :scratchhead:



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:18 PM

I finally got the red X again. Next post.


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:41 PM

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:23 PM

By what it says, it's almost like the security is set differently for that access point than what your adapter is capable of supporting. For example; the ap might be set on wpa2 with "5.0ghz frequency 802.11 N", and your adapter only supports " 2.4ghz frequency 802.11 a,b,g ." That's one reason I can think of at the moment as to why it would be causing the red x. Try to see what the other network is using for Security.


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:39 PM

If I can catch it again I will. I do get the Other Network with the no signal more often. Do you think they are related? 



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:45 PM

Do I think which ones are related? The "Other Network" is more than likely another AP/SSID that has different security settings. If it only happens on one computer, then that one computer that it's happening on is more than likely the computer that is not compatible with whatever settings that ssid is using.


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 09:49 PM

Do I think which ones are related?

 

 

On the screenshot you will see two "Other Networks". The one on top has a one bar showing on signal strength. The bottom has the red x. The warning or whatever you call it comes up after clicking on the one with red x. The one above it is completely separate. 

 

Is it possible an I Phone could do this?


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:41 PM

Yes, the red one with the red x is probably another ssid that someone is hosting in the condominium with a setup that is incompatible with your hardware. The other "other network" is more than likely another ssid as well being hosted by someone else.

 

Most of the time I see "other networks" when they have chosen to not broadcast the ssid. It will say other network and you have to specify the ssid.


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