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#16 remixedcat



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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:54

guest networks?

#17 HawkMan


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:03

guest networks?

No, it's been stated, by me and others already, it's because he's connecte riectly to the modem and thus the WAN/Internet. and every time he reboots he IS on a new network.

#18 OP Nothing Here

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:54

did u check Device Manager to see if there is a hardware issue causing it? As mentioned above, multiple installations of the same adapter cause Windows to follow a similar naming scheme. I recall my own issue recently which was almost exactly the same as yours. I have USB Port 1 & 2, and my adapter was setup to use port 1, I plugged it into port 2 accidentally, and the result in Device Manager was 2 installations of my WiFi adapter. Windows named them "USB WiFi Adapter" & "USB WiFi Adapter 1". Just a thought....


I forgot to ask as well, did you check the Wireless Networks that might be saved in Windows? It would be found by opening Network & Sharing Center, and click the link in the top left corner, "Manage Wireless Networks". These are the things I would check first.

Am not using wireless at all. Just the onboard ethernet.