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Removing a Network Name from the list

witto737
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Hi, for some  time now I have had the following  Network Name showing up on my  list of networks, VM9459546-EXT,   my own network is VM9459546, not quite sure where this one came from?.  So I did a factory reset this morning hoping that this 2nd name would vanish, it hasnt,  any ideas as to how to delete this name from the list please.

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Client62
Legend

VM9459546-EXT is typical of the SSID used by a Wi-Fi Repeater or similar device.

witto737
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Ok, thanks,  yes I did use Repeaters a long time ago, anyway of removing this from the Network list?.

legacy1
Alessandro Volta

unplug it.

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witto737
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Sorry,  unplug what?, i assume your referring to a repeater, they went a long time ago.

 

Where is the list you mention?

Cardiffman282
Super solver

If it's on your phone long press on its name and select Forget. 

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witto737
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Yes its showing up on the phone, the PC, wifes laptop,  in fact every device on the network. I have done a factory reset and it still showing up !!!

asim18
Fibre optic

Does the network show up in a WiFi analyser app?

This one is the best in my opinion on Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vrem.wifianalyzer

If you can see this network with a signal level in an analyser app then it's actually broadcasting. If the network is not visible in an analyser app then it's a residual saved name which you need to somehow remove from your device.

If you monitor the signal level and walk around the house you may be able to tell which room it's broadcasting from.

jb66
Very Insightful Person
Very Insightful Person

There must be another one somewhere in your home still plugged in