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smint7
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Network Options

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Please could someone tell me why, when I click on "settings" and look for my WiFi options eg "BTHub", "BT WiFi" etc there is also a Virgin Media option available to me?

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Distinguished Sage
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Re: Network Options

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You will probably be picking up the wireless signal that is being broadcast by one of your neighbours.

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gg's right. Any wireless-enabled device will detect any wifi signal in range; how would you expect it to select only yours? For what it's worth, I can see at least 9 others in my semi-rural, residential street.

 

By the same token, anyone else's device will pick up yours. That's why wifi hotspots should always be protected with a password to prevent unwelcome use by others.

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