Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > General Discussions > Tech Talk
Reload this Page >

Windows Vista and multiple instances of my wireless network?

Tech Talk Discuss PC Hardware, Software, Internet and Other Technology

Windows Vista and multiple instances of my wireless network?

Old 10-14-08, 11:11 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: The Phantom Zone
Posts: 2,656
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
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?
Old 10-14-08, 10:09 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 18,690
Received 189 Likes on 142 Posts
Originally Posted by Yavin View Post
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.
Old 10-15-08, 08:00 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: The Phantom Zone
Posts: 2,656
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Jay G. View Post
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.
Old 10-15-08, 08:37 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 475
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Are you broadcasting your SSID?
Old 10-15-08, 09:17 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: The Phantom Zone
Posts: 2,656
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by CRyan View Post
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.
Old 10-15-08, 09:25 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 18,690
Received 189 Likes on 142 Posts
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

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.