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I have recently encountered a problem where with my devices (phones, laptops, desktop, tablets) will say they are on my wireless network, but appear to be connecting to another network. I can tell by the IP address. I have an RT-68 modem, any suggestions on how I can fix this?
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Well start by identifying what the other network is. Change the SSID of your network and see if the "other" network remains as it was. Could be someone nearby impersonating your net
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The router is a Netgear WNDR3400V3, and the person's router that I am somehow connecting to network's name is the default NETGEAR04 and NETGEAR04-5G. The router's login credentials are set to default so I can go in and look at their router's settings even though my device thinks it is connected to my wireless network.
post #4 of 9
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The router is a Netgear WNDR3400V3, and the person's router that I am somehow connecting to network's name is the default NETGEAR04 and NETGEAR04-5G. The router's login credentials are set to default so I can go in and look at their router's settings even though my device thinks it is connected to my wireless network.
Get off of their network and do not access their router's configuration without their permission. Change your SSID to something unique so that you do not accidentally connect to their network and switch all of your wireless devices to the proper wireless network.
post #5 of 9
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My SSID is unique. When I connect to my own network it someone connects to the Netgear network mentioned above.

EDIT: I have changed my SSID several times and password to my network and my devices will still sometimes connect to the Netgear network even though my devices say they are connected to my wireless network. I live in a townhome and there a several networks within close proximity of mine, is there some kind of interference?
post #6 of 9
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My SSID is unique. When I connect to my own network it someone connects to the Netgear network mentioned above.

EDIT: I have changed my SSID several times and password to my network and my devices will still sometimes connect to the Netgear network even though my devices say they are connected to my wireless network. I live in a townhome and there a several networks within close proximity of mine, is there some kind of interference?
Is it "sometimes" connecting as in 2 out of 5 times it will connect to the other network and 3 out of the 5 times it will connect to your network, or is it only connecting to your neighbors network? Have you checked to make sure that both the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz frequencies have the proper SSID and password settings set? Have you also made sure that your devices aren't set to automatically connect to any open networks?
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My Windows computer and XBOX do not ever connect to my home network, always the neighbors even though it says it's on my SSID. My other devices it's 50/50.

Both the 2.4 and 5 frequencies are setup with unique names and passwords. The devices aren't set to join open WiFi networks and the network that they are incorrectly connecting with is secure as well.
post #8 of 9
Tell your devices to forget the networks and don't use another's network without their authorization
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Tell your devices to forget the networks and don't use another's network without their authorization
Pretty much this OP. I think your devices just has the other network saved and it keeps reconnecting to it.
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