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Solved: unwanted PC & devices showing in my laptop network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by JoeLo, Feb 17, 2013.

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  1. JoeLo

    JoeLo Thread Starter

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    :eek: Hi folks;

    Please help me to remove these items from my laptop. A particular & ungreatful person abused my laptop to the point where I had to install a password. Now he has his own (thank goodness). I had to perform all kinda of removal actions but I just noticed in my network domain that his name followed by "PC" & under "media devices" & "network infrastructure" contains his name again w/ PC & devices called [TV]UNE40ES6100.

    I am using the program's wireless service which I am allowed-to. I just want to remove this person from my laptop. It won't delete when r. clicking. I have win 7 and use this laptop mainly for my online school & email. I know, I should've never lent it to him in the 1st place cause I took a big risk of having it damaged or infected with his relentless music & video downloads. :mad:

    Thanks for any assistance or advice you can provide. :)
     
  2. etaf

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    its probably because his on the same network and sharing - so you will see all PCs that are on the network and sharing services

    is this possibly the case ?
     
  3. JoeLo

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    Yes, it's a shared network just wondering why this items have to show multiple times like in "other devices" showing [TV]UN40ES6100. Can I @ least hide these or hide mine ? I wann'a use caution when it comes to my unit, it's the only one I use for online lectures (long distance learning) and have 10 months to-go. :cool:

    ~ Thanks'
     
  4. etaf

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    this is how mine looks - is that what you are referring to ?
    and you can see the router , which also has a shared drive attached and a media server
     

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  5. JoeLo

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    Sorry, could not paste my screenshot onto this using the snipping tool "what'a bummer" but yea, it looks very similar to yours except mine is showing this "idiot's (pardon me) PC & devices. I guess it's not a problem, would've liked to remove all others. Thanks for the help tho' (y)
     
  6. etaf

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    This info should only show when he is on the network , if he switches his PC off , nothing should show on yours

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  7. JoeLo

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    Ah, ok. I guess there's a problem w/ chrome not allowing to insert. Anywho' if you have any suggestions I would
    be gratified to read. Thanks Etaff' :)
     

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  8. bill222

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    If I understand correctly, the display is properly showing the devices which are connected to the network. These devices are NOT "on your machine", they are on the network to which your machine is connected. While you might not like seeing the guy's name, it is irrational to ask the network display to hide things that are actually there.

    The only solution to your "problem" (which is not really a problem or a bug, just a preference on your part), is for you to get your own private router and set up your own network with a password that you do not divulge to your former friend.
     
  9. etaf

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    Should not be, I have used chrome for years and insert OK
     
  10. JoeLo

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    Really ? I have much to research & learn. I sure wish I had all the knowledge you guys have. Thanks'

    ;)
     
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