Hmmm, I tend to think of myself as a tech guy but this question has me stumped. Nothing I’ve done intentionally was to set up a guest network. Do any of these settings from my router give us any clues…?
Current Wireless Status: |
Wireless: | ON |
SSID: | spm_home |
128-BIT WEP: | ON |
128-BIT WEP KEY: | 1001_xxxxx |
Channel: | Automatic |
SSID Broadcast: | Enabled |
MAC Authentication: | Disabled |
Wireless Mode: | Mixed accepts 802.11b and 802.11g connections |
Packets Sent: | 20985798 |
Packets Received: | 11916961 |
October 23 |
Are you trying to connect it to a “Guest Network” access point offered by your wireless router?
Case in point: I was helping my brother set up his new wireless AP on his network, and it offered the feature of a guest network. I cautioned him against it, but he’s one of these personality types that wants to enable everything and worry about security later. So I obliged.
Then I ran WiFi Analyser and showed him how the guest network was unencrypted, even though it was password protected. This is because it allows the initial unencrypted connection, and presents a guest welcome screen in the browser to request the password.
So make sure you connect to an AP that has a lock on it. My brother wound up disabling the Guest Network functionality for security reasons.
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