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Shadow/twin WiFi network?


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#1 its0908

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:25 PM

Hi All,

 

I'm completely in the dark about what's going on here, so please forgive my bungling of the relevant terminology. I was messing around with my WiFi settings to try and speed up a really slow connection, and I came across something strange. I was using iStumble to find the best channel for my network, and as soon as I changed the channel on my router (network name INTERNET), the channel on a different network (called VOIP) also changed. I looked more closely and noticed that all the settings are exactly the same for both networks (see attached screenshot). Does anybody have any idea what this is? What is this second network, and could it be slowing me down? The network was originally set up by my landlord.

 

Thanks for any light you could shed on this.

 

Macbook Air 2013, OSX Mavericks

Router is a Huawei Echolife

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#2 CaveDweller2

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:29 AM

its0908, what does "The network was originally set up by my landlord." mean? Which network?


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:32 AM

Hi, thanks for your reply. I just meant that the router and internet was already set up when I moved into the apartment, and I didn't do the initial configuration. That said, there's no reference to the second network, "VOIP", in the router setup page.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 01:21 PM

Do you have a home phone? Because that router you listed will do VoIP(voice over IP) if you can look in the router set up you might see if VoIP is set up.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:02 PM

Hi, thanks for the reply, and sorry for the delay in getting back.

No, I don't have a landline. Could this be some sort of QoS setup, i.e. VoIP, then streaming video, etc...?






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