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New unknown network showing in the home

  taric 21:00 10 Jan 2020
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A new network is showing in my home, I have tried turning everything off however it does not relate to anything I am aware of. The network shows on settings under WIFI as SNS/AhcBCgACAZSfPt8OFwE. Can anyone help identify what this is, I am concerned it is spyware. Thank you for any help you can give.

  mrgrumpy 22:59 10 Jan 2020

Who is your internet provider , when you set up your wi fi did you use the secure wi fi code to lock other users out unless they had the same code.

Example I have ethernet on my main pc but when I connected my other pc and tablets by wi fi I had to put in the secure connection code on the base of the main hub.

If you bring a device into my home and I don't give you the code you cant use my hub.

if you left click on the internet icon to the left of the speaker symbol you should see a list of the different ways you to connect to the internet block or remove anything you don't recognise

  difarn 12:41 11 Jan 2020

It could quite simply be the network 'name' given by an ISP that a neighbour hasn't changed to something more personal.

  Secret-Squirrel 13:49 11 Jan 2020

Can anyone help identify what this is...............

It's a Sonos speaker - either yours or a neighbour's.

There's nothing to worry about.

  taric 13:54 11 Jan 2020

Thank you for your help.

  taric 14:48 11 Jan 2020

The Sonas system has been in the house a year and a half and this has never shown, curious as to why it would suddenly show on WIFI network, when the power was turned off it did not reappear? Just wondered if you have any idea why that would be. Thank you

  Secret-Squirrel 10:03 12 Jan 2020
Answer

When a Sonos speaker is broadcasting that peculiar network name then it's usually in setup mode. However, if it's working fine then it's probably best to leave it as it is.

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