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mikep72
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old wifi name still showing after router change

Hello,

 

After experiencing WIFI problems with my last router Plusnet sent me out a new one, for the past 2 weeks this has been working as it should, however the only slight issue is that that then wifi network name still appears on the list and you can connect using the password I set.  Is there a way of removing it? With my new router I am running it (for now) using the default settings.

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Plusnet Help Team
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Re: old wifi name still showing after router change

HI @mikep72 

 

Sorry, I'm a little confused here - do you mean that the WiFi name that was set to the OLD router is still showing your your list of available connections when you search for WiFi networks on your device? 

 

I presume the old router is no longer plugged in? 

 

Thanks, 

MoR

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jab1
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Re: old wifi name still showing after router change

I was tempted to ask that, @MasterOfReality  - but then I thought 'no, that just isn't possible', and decided to leave it to someone else.Wink

John
mikep72
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Re: old wifi name still showing after router change

Yes that is correct. My old WiFi name is still showing in the list of available networks on my devices and I still can connect using the password I set. I am very confused
jab1
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Re: old wifi name still showing after router change

@mikep72  I assume the old router is not still connected?

Is your new router showing?

John
mikep72
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Re: old wifi name still showing after router change

No it’s not plugged in and I have also noticed that it is also broadcasting the current WiFi name as a secured and unsecured network. I am obviously connected to the secured one!
mikep72
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Re: old wifi name still showing after router change

I have stopped it from showing an insecure network, my 5ghz network didn't have WPA2 turned on!!

Gel
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Re: old wifi name still showing after router change

If running Windows;

1.Click the Network icon at the lower right corner of your screen.
2.Click Network/Internet settings.
3.Click Manage Wi-Fi settings.
4.Under Manage known networks, click network profile you want to delete.
5.Click Forget.

That wireless network profile is deleted.

mikep72
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Re: old wifi name still showing after router change

Fix

I have found out what is broadcasting my old network SSID..it was a pair of TP link power line adaptors that weren't paired correctly. I have now set them up and the old name has disappeared from my list of available networks.

jab1
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Re: old wifi name still showing after router change

@mikep72 It happens.Wink

Glad you've sorted it.

John
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Re: old wifi name still showing after router change

Whenever I've updated/changed my router ( or homeplug with wifi ) I've always changed the new router to the old network name and password, meaning that i dont have to change the settings on multiple devices, same network name (SSID) same password  different router