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One Router, Two Networks??

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Prater, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. Prater

    Prater LI Guru Member

    So I set up my network about a month ago and left everything generic. No security. No SSID name change. It just showed up unsecured in the network list as "linksys".

    Locked it down today with WPA security and changed the name of the network to something that's not a dead giveaway to my brand of router.

    Only problem is I'm still seeing a network out there called 'linksys' and I don't know if it's mine or not. Is it possible for me to have 2 networks configured on the same router? If so, how do I get rid of the old one?


  2. Prater

    Prater LI Guru Member

    Also should mention that I get the feeling that somebody was on my network. I got a couple of weird IP address conflict errors and would watch my bandwidth spike and drop.

    Neither of those necessarily mean that somebody was on my network, but they are good enough reasons for me to get off my lazy a$$ and lock it down. Plus, I don't want anybody stealing my bandwidth if I've somehow left an unsecured network out there.

    Thanks again,
  3. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Try resetting/rebooting the router, but it's probably another network anyway.

    If you are really worried, turn off the power supply and see if the other network exists - that should also kick off any computer connected to your network, but your WPA should have been doing its job of keeping unauthenticated computers from connecting by now. Power it up again when done.

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