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Yavin 10-14-08 11:11 AM

Windows Vista and multiple instances of my wireless network?
 
So I set up my wireless router this weekend, named my network and encrypted it. But it seems like every time I change the router configuration/settings, Windows Vista creates another instance of my network when I open the dialog that allows me to connect/disconnect from a network.

For instance, if my network is named "MyNetwork" I see things like "MyNetwork", "MyNetwork 2", "My Network 2 3" when I go to connect/disconnect from a network. I tried unplugging and rebooting my router and it seems like that fixes the problem right away, but after a while it happens again.

It's not doing any harm and my router still seems to be functioning properly, but it's just annoying and not very neat to have so much duplicate networks being picked up by Vista. Anyone have any idea as to what might be happening and/or how I can resolve this issue?

Jay G. 10-14-08 10:09 PM


Originally Posted by Yavin (Post 9003365)
But it seems like every time I change the router configuration/settings, Windows Vista creates another instance of my network...

Stop changing the settings. Reboot it and leave it alone.

Yavin 10-15-08 08:00 AM


Originally Posted by Jay G. (Post 9004739)
Stop changing the settings. Reboot it and leave it alone.

But what I'm saying is that even though I reboot it, Windows Vista picks up multiple versions of it again after a while. Immediately after I reboot it's fine, it only sees one, but if I check an hour later or something I'll see several versions again.

CRyan 10-15-08 08:37 AM

Are you broadcasting your SSID?

Yavin 10-15-08 09:17 AM


Originally Posted by CRyan (Post 9005296)
Are you broadcasting your SSID?

By broadcasting, do you mean if my network is visible/invisible? If so, I've tried both, with the same results.

Jay G. 10-15-08 09:25 PM

I found a link to a discussion on another forum that has a possible fix for this (WARNING: it involves editing the registry, which is potentially very damaging):
http://www.vistax64.com/network-inte...same-name.html


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