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Noob for wireless help?

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by 9761, 28 May 2006.

  1. 9761

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Feb 2004

    Posts: 4,143

    Location: Brentwood, Essex

    Hi,

    Just bought my laptop this morning and got everything running. Now I get a pop up telling me that my laptop has found 4 wireless points etc. Now If I can find there wireless modem or computer surely they can find my laptop so How do I get my laptop not to be picked up by them?
     
  2. tolien

    Caporegime

    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    Unless the laptop's wireless card is running as an AP, they can't see it any more than you can see all the client machines connected to those networks..
     
  3. 9761

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Feb 2004

    Posts: 4,143

    Location: Brentwood, Essex

    oh right how do i check if its running AP?

    thanks!
     
  4. tolien

    Caporegime

    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    Unless you've set it up to do it, it isn't.
     
  5. 9761

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Feb 2004

    Posts: 4,143

    Location: Brentwood, Essex

    oh right.

    thanks