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Why does my wifi sometime connect to vodafone

While using my MacBook which connects via wifi the internet speed is sometime terrible. upon checking with speedtest.net it sometime informs me i'm connected via vodafone and not Virgin media. When connect via VM I get between 90-100mbs when vodafone is listed as my service provider it's 0.5-2mbs. This also has happened on my flatmates mobile phone sometimes. Restarting the MacBook sometimes fixes the issue.

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Re: Why does my wifi sometime connect to vodafone

Do you have a mobile somewhere that’s previously been used as a wireless hotspot?


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Re: Why does my wifi sometime connect to vodafone

or do you use powerline network adapters on the network at all

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Re: Why does my wifi sometime connect to vodafone

In the Macbook go to .. System Preferences>Network>Advanced In there uncheck the Voda (and other) Networks and "auto join" boxes and just check the ones for your own SSID's in the list.

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Re: Why does my wifi sometime connect to vodafone

Yes I do, I turned them off and my Mac seemed to hang while trying up update Speedtest. After turning the WiFi off/on Speedtest started showing Virgin as my provider again.

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Re: Why does my wifi sometime connect to vodafone

This issue happens not infrequently, what you will find is that a neighbour has Vodafone broadband and is also using Powerline adapters and their's and yours are bridging. It should't happen between supplies but does although the connection quality is generally really bad but sometimes enough for one of your devices to appear on the other persons network and vice versa.

You will ned to check the instructions for your particular model but PL adapters all have a means of encrypting traffic between them so that they can't talk to 'rogue' devices - it might be enough to factory reset all of yours and then repair them.

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