Accidentally created a new network

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Pivypiv

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While trying to connect my computer to our wifi system I accidentally created a new network, and I can't figure out how to delete it. It's a dell 745 on windows XP.
 
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It is unlikely that you created a new network, you probably created a new connection. Please upload the screenshot so we can evaluate exactly what you see.
 

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There's nothing to actually see on the other computer, or I can't figure out how to show it. But when trying to connect other devices to our wifi system this connection that I accidentally created comes up as an option.
 
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The only way for you to create another network is if your router actually allows it, for example some routers have a Guest network option, so that would create an additional SSID which would be visible by the devices in range. So is it possible you did this? Also some router are dual band so it is possible to give a different SSID to each (2.4 and 5 Ghz). Although technically that would not create a different network, as both bands would be on the same subnet.
 

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I'm not sure. The original wifi network still displays along with this other one on devices we try to connect, and still works. If this is the case is this a problem, and if so how do I get rid of it?
 
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Just because your devices detect it, it does not means it is yours, it only means that it is within range.
 
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