Unknown computers connected to your network

Discussion in 'Networking & Internet' started by WAW8, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. WAW8

    WAW8

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    If the IP address you are using is a local address, that is, one being assigned by your local router (for example, 192.168.0.nnn), I can not see why the other PCs should have similar addresses. IF this is the case, my guess would be that they are using your network. IF that is true, you need to configure your wireless security to include Mac address filtering. That will prevent outsiders from getting IP addresses.

    However, if the IP addresses are being assigned as part of the online gaming setup, then you would all have similar addresses, and the "intrusion" is a false positive that you need not concern yourself with.
     
    WAW8, Jan 27, 2011
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