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Help with Networks....

Alanon48Alanon48 Posts: 5Member

So I now know not to trust family when it comes to laptops.

 

Recently a brother-in-law asked to use my laptop to send an email (this was about a week ago) now I find that he has installed his own network on my laptop. Oddly enough he didn't ask permission to do so. And I was under the impression that he only wanted to use it just once.

 

So my question is can I remove his network by re-installing Windows 7? He is in college and isn't here now and I don't know when the next time he will be here.

 

And NO I really don't care what he has put in that network. He did it without permission... So all is fair as they say...

 

But alternately is there another way to remove this illegal network from my system.

 

Clearly I can't get him to do it. I don't trust his word anymore...

 

Thanks...

 

Leonard

 

P.S.: Is it possible that he can access my laptop from anywhere he happens to be? I don't see his name in the area marked NETWORK now.... I really need help to rid me of this problem... Thanks again

Best Answer

  • JackEJackE Posts: 15,436 Trailblazer
    Accepted Answer

    Assuming a wireless network, right click the network icon in taskbar. Click open network & sharing ctr. On left side of ctr, click manage wireless networks. Right click whichever network name you want to remove. Then click remove.

     

    Jack E/NJ 

FAQ & Answers

  • JackEJackE Posts: 15,436ACE Trailblazer
    Accepted Answer

    Assuming a wireless network, right click the network icon in taskbar. Click open network & sharing ctr. On left side of ctr, click manage wireless networks. Right click whichever network name you want to remove. Then click remove.

     

    Jack E/NJ 

  • Alanon48Alanon48 Posts: 5Member

    Thank you for your reply... It is very much appreciated....

  • memmrymemmry Posts: 2Member New User

    Hello, you may also be able to block his devices in McAfee Home PC and network tools although mainly used to block intrusion devices on your network it may be helpful to know.

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