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new Asus laptop hijacked our current wireless system

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#1 Robby650


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:00 AM

I recently purchased an Asus Q500A touch screen laptop (windows 8). Prior to this we used Netgear wireless router. After the setup of the Asus, it appears to have taken over the wireless network by, for a lack of a more technical term, cloning itself to the Netgear device.

I have changed the to other laptops to the Asus pc wireless , What happened to the NETGEAR system and how can it be restored even on the new Asus.



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#2 Ktb_ok


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 03:17 PM

This just happened with our new Asus/Windows 8 laptop. When scanning for networks, our existing Netgear router appears to have changed to our PC name. Any luck on finding out how to reverse this?

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:27 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.


Let's start off with the model numbers of the Netgear routers in question. I will accept answers from both parties that have so far already posted to this topic and we'll see if we can resolve this issue as a team effort. Otherwise one reply will be fine and we'll go from there.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:50 PM

To clarify the reply above.  In order to work towards solving the problem you both are experiencing, we need to know the model numbers of the routers because different routers have differing setup procedures etc.


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