View wireless networks

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Hally, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. Hally

    Hally LI Guru Member

    When I click on "view w/less networks it show names
    other than my own. The bars next to the names are
    green. (usually only 1 or 2) Here is my question..are these people using my wireless?
    I'm feeling this may be a stupid question but I'm asking anyway.
    I think I'm going to have more questions too. :)
  2. petch01

    petch01 LI Guru Member

    There aren't stupid questions, there are only stupid answers. This web board is there to help all Linksys users. Newbie or experts.

    What your computer is detecting are the (available) wireless networks in your area including your own. The names are the names set for the SSID (service set identifier). See it as the name of the network. So, people are not using your wireless network.

    The bars show the signal strength. The more bars, the stronger the signal.

    Seeing these networks doesn't mean you can connect to them. Many networks are protected by a security system which needs a password. You should protect your network too.

    Hope this helped.

  3. Hally

    Hally LI Guru Member

    Thank you so much, Petch. You put my mind at
    ease. :)
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