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by chezlea / August 25, 2015 6:24 PM PDT

Hi
How to delete next doors wireless network connection from appearing in system tray. I know how to delete from manage wireless networks. As we have been given the security key and it is too tempting for my husband to have these details, so we just want to delete from appearing in system tray. If this is not the correct site to ask this question can you let me know which site to go to. Thanks

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Something that Windows does not do.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 25, 2015 6:59 PM PDT
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For many reasons, Windows will show all available networks. If the network is unsecured it may connect to it but again no. Windows does not provide a means to hide networks.

You didn't share which Windows so I can't tell if you need to change the connect to features or how.

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Internet connection
by chezlea / August 27, 2015 7:30 PM PDT

Windows 7 thanks.

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That version shows WiFi in the area.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 27, 2015 7:44 PM PDT
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There is a workaround
by James Denison / August 25, 2015 8:46 PM PDT
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But what a pain. Connect and see what range the neighbor is using, even better if you can access the router's html program. The workaround is set his router to use a limited amount of users in a certain range of assigned IP addresses. You then make sure your wireless router uses a different range of IP addresses allowed. Finally you go to the hosts file in windows and kill those IP addresses of the neighbor. So if their range was 192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.20, which is if you set the limit, then in the hosts file you would place;

0.0.0.0 192.168.1.2
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.3
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.4
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.5
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.6
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.7
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.8
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.9
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.10
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.11
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.12
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.13
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.14
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.15
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.16
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.17
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.18
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.19
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.20

You then set your router for only IP addresses between 192.168.1.21 and upward.
You should then tell your AV to ignore that file when it runs scans.

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(NT) How does that stop it appearing in the system tray?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 27, 2015 5:07 PM PDT
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what?
by James Denison / August 27, 2015 5:50 PM PDT

what does that have to do with it? You mean a networking icon?

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(NT) No, I mean the System Tray, just like the OP said
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 1, 2015 3:12 PM PDT
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Ask your neighbor
by itsdigger / August 27, 2015 6:09 PM PDT
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to change their password .
Digger

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that's the easiest, unless....
by James Denison / August 28, 2015 3:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Ask your neighbor

....you don't want your neighbor to know. Maybe he's a hothead or other reasons. Any blocking has to be on the neighbor's router, or something directly on the computer accessing it.

I just had a funny thought, use a middle man approach. Turn on another hidden wireless router in the home, use the exact same SSID, have it connected to nothing, cable or computer. Make sure it's on the same channel the neighbor router is using, set to full broadcast power. Even funnier is if it can display a router popup message, put " XXXXXX, I know you've been hacking my home wifi system and I'm reporting you to my ISP and the police. Your neighbor XXXXXXX" A great joke on the husband, LOL.

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I still like this SSID
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2015 4:15 PM PDT

"NSA BLACK VAN" or any NSA this or that.

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