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I don't want to have a wi-fi signal in my apartment. I have a wired modem. But, for those tenants with a wireless modem and without a password, it is causing problems. Can I scramble the signal so it is not accessible in my apartment?

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Why is it a problem if you're not using it? – Dennis Williamson Sep 9 '10 at 14:01
Your question is quite scrambled itself so I'll guess: You want to prevent your computer to automatically connect to the wireless networks of others'? If so, then just disable your wifi. – agporwfnz29 Sep 9 '10 at 14:03
@Debbie: Let's review: you are using a wired network connection. Some tenants in the building are using wireless. You can only control what's going on with the wireless signal in your apartment if you have control of the wireless access points reachable from your apartment. If you are using a router that has wireless, disable it. Beyond that, there's not much you can do; wireless signals from other access points are going to reach your apartment whether you like it or not. – boot13 Sep 9 '10 at 14:10
Remove the antenna from the router. – Moab Sep 9 '10 at 16:26
Configure your machine to prefer wired connections over wireless. Then you can leave on connecting to open servers without using them when connected to wired. – Chris Nava Sep 9 '10 at 19:41

If the tenants don't have a password, they should not be able to connect, if you disable the wireless part or if you set up your wireless part to require a password.

If you don't want your router to broadcast its presence, you can disable SSID broadcast. Here is some more information:


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If you're not using the wireless part of your router you should be able to go to the configuration page and disable it.

The exact steps will depend on the router. Check your manual or search online for your router make and model to download the instructions.

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