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Weird WiFi question
Just a month or so ago I finally got a smart phone, one that requires wifi for data. I wanted to use it on Saturday and I was way up at the north end of the big city I live in. In the list of signals, the top two had funny names. They were both password protected in different ways. One claimed to be an FBI surveillance van which I understand is a joke. What was strange though was that when we drove all the way to the other side of town those two signals remained at the top of my list even though others came and went as we passed by hotspots. And now that I'm home, there they are, 2nd and 3rd after my own home network. Does anyone know how this is possible?
02-16-2015 10:46 AM
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RE: Weird WiFi question
They were probably added to your list of possible sites to use. That can occur if you tried to connect to them or selected them to see what they were. If you're using an Android system; You can go to the WiFi settings in Settings, tap on the WiFi name and select "Forget" to delete them. If you're using an iPhone, then I have no idea, except to wait for an Apple user to respond.

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02-16-2015 11:10 AM
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Oh yes, I failed to mention it's an Android phone. Your explanation makes perfect sense because I did click both of them to see what they were. Thank you!
02-16-2015 11:13 AM
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*BUT! Other sites I've used or investigated show on the list but with "out of range." These two have remained in range. They are in range now, one with a good signal and one faint.
02-16-2015 11:17 AM
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I think for safety's sake I'd remove them from your listings. You have to be very careful of connecting to bogus sites. In large cities it is very common for scammers to setup a bogus site hopeful that you will connect. They can then see your data stream obtaining passwords, bank and/or credit card account numbers.

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02-16-2015 11:34 AM
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IN GOD WE TRUST, ALL OTHERS WE MONITOR

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02-16-2015 12:13 PM
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RE: Weird WiFi question
The general state of software is abysmally bad.

Most likely, it's just poor design or software bugs that didn't clear the list. There may be a way to make it forget everything on the list.

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02-18-2015 05:33 PM
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(02-16-2015 12:13 PM)justMongo Wrote:  IN GOD WE TRUST, ALL OTHERS WE MONITOR

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02-20-2015 05:31 PM
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“Paranoia is just the bastard child of fear and good sense."

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It sounds like you are the target of the FBI Surveillance Van and it has been following you.

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04-12-2015 10:43 AM
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