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#1 yudell426

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 09:43 PM

Hello people:

i'm running windows ten on a wireless network. For the last few years, my verizon network has been showing just one connection.......mine. Lately, i have been seeing one and then two unknown network connections appearing and disappearing periodically. Why? What are they? Does Verizon allowing my neighbors to ride on my network. or is this something more nefarious? 



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Posted 18 January 2017 - 09:31 AM

Could you provide a screenshot?



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Posted 18 January 2017 - 09:43 AM

Are you using WPA2-PSK (AES) or any other type of encryption?  If you are I wouldn't worry about it.


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Posted 18 January 2017 - 11:28 AM

How are you seeing these connections being made to your network?



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 07:59 PM

Thanks guys:

I got in contact with Verizon's tech support. It seems they allow other computer users in your network area to "piggy back" on each others network connection. It severs Verizon's purposes , not yours. They said the other people can't see what's on you connection. I don't like it, but that's the way it is. Thanks for your help.



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 09:54 PM

If its not in your terms and conditions of your ISP , i would be asking Questions.

So do they piggyback on the Connection eg: Data or what ? and whos advantage is it then ?

 

Sounds iffy to me , but if thats what it is , what would i know ....someone will give us a Definition of the Reasoning to it.






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