Network Hardware Error in 1703

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Nongshim, May 6, 2017.

  1. Nongshim

    Nongshim Guest

  2. Nongshim

    Nongshim Guest

    Ok so after a few minutes it disappears but when I click the Wireless Connection Icon the bottom right hand corner of the taskbar, it only shows the current connection (wifi) and does not list any others, but when I disconnect it then shows other possible connections in the area like it should. I then reconnect and it then shows a lot of other connections in the area and again the Linksys appears in the Network tab.
     
  3. digital john

    digital john MDL Senior Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    254
    66
    10
    maybe because, windows can't find your model?
     
  4. Nongshim

    Nongshim Guest

    I only have one router, it's listed there, Thomson tg784n
     
  5. Nongshim

    Nongshim Guest

    It'll disappear and then reappear when I click refresh. There is no uuid number or ip address, is this just an error in Windows?
     
  6. pf100

    pf100 MDL Addicted

    Oct 22, 2010
    943
    1,087
    30
  7. Nongshim

    Nongshim Guest

    But there is no IP address or UUID listed on the Linksys. Could it have something to do when I enabled mobile hotspot by accident?
     
  8. Nongshim

    Nongshim Guest

    It must be an error because only my routers MAC address is listed on the Motorola Modem page.
     
  9. Nongshim

    Nongshim Guest

    Oh and btw, this only appeared when I installed 1703.
     
  10. pf100

    pf100 MDL Addicted

    Oct 22, 2010
    943
    1,087
    30
    Maybe the problem is the beta software known as Windows 10 1703. Just a thought.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  11. Nongshim

    Nongshim Guest

    Found this, and yes there is a new unlocked (open) wifi that someone must have recently gotten.
    ------------------
    From TomsHardware Forums
    ------------------
    BEST ANSWER
    photonboy Dec 20, 2013, 12:36 PM
    Essdub8 said:
    If you're referencing another router found during a Wifi sweep of available networks, your Wifi card will show all available networks in range, does not necessarily mean you have an unauthorized connection.


    Agreed.
    He's not connected to you. Your router just saw his device and automatically added it. I don't know if that means he's unsecured or not.

    You could verify that by bringing up your network map, but likely you'll just see only your OWN devices.

    I don't know how to get rid of it, but it should be safe to just ignore it. If you ask your neighbors you could maybe find the person then see if they have it SECURED. If not, maybe doing that will make it disappear.

    It's possible in the router to DISABLE SSID BROADCAST which means your router can't be auto detected. I think if HE enabled that you'd never see him again.
     
  12. °ツ

    °ツ MDL Addicted

    Jun 8, 2014
    575
    628
    30
  13. Nongshim

    Nongshim Guest

    Someone could be tethering their phone to use their data plan for their internet on another device and it could be an open (unsecured) network. So your machine might just be picking up an open network.
     
  14. Nongshim

    Nongshim Guest

    Also at times when I use Windows Update Minitool it shows an update for HUAWEI System Firmware (I also don't own any HUAWEI items, that I know of lol). So it also could be something like that, but again I'm just assuming it's an open network thing.
     
  15. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

    Jul 29, 2009
    6,823
    2,005
    210
    You'll simply just 'see' all devices which are in the area of your WiFi Device! Nothing could prevent that, except to switch off the device!
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  16. Nongshim

    Nongshim Guest

    It's not the available networks, these things are appearing in our network folders, but it seems to be very common when there are open wifi connections in range.
     
  17. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

    Jan 12, 2012
    2,474
    1,343
    90
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...