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p826wn
Newbie

Hi, for many years now, I have had wifi networks named Shelby or Shelby1 that are always in my wifi list no matter where I am. I was sort of hoping with a new phone, the network wouldn't be there anymore, but it is. They literally follow me, which makes me think it's coming from my phone somehow. It seems harmless, as I can just turn wifi off. I can't connect to them. I have done exhaustive searching and no one else seems to have this problem. I just want to know what they are. Thanks

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Ann154
Super User
Super User

They are likely being restored from your Google account. Have you tried to forget those Wi-Fi networks if they are listed as remembered networks? 

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p826wn
Newbie

Thanks. They're always listed under available networks. Not sure how to remember or forget them. There aren't any under "saved."

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Ann154
Super User
Super User

@p826wn wrote:

Thanks. They're always listed under available networks. Not sure how to remember or forget them. There aren't any under "saved."


Available networks would only list networks that are within range of your phone. Either another device you own is broadcasting those networks or one of your neighbors are. 

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p826wn
Newbie

I have no idea what would be broadcasting them. This has been going on at least 5 years and throughout many new phones. No matter where I am, they're in the available list. At home, at work, at the store, etc. I feel pretty certain that my phone is broadcasting them somehow 

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Ann154
Super User
Super User

Most phones won't continuously broadcast its mobile hotspot Wi-Fi network. It is a battery killer, plus the phone shouldn't be able to see its own network. Also the default hotspot network name changes from phone to phone.

 

 

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p826wn
Newbie

Yea, that's why I'm here. The network follows me everywhere I go, so it can't really be another device. I always have mobile hotspot turned off too

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

To clarify, are you connected to this Wi-Fi network?*Estevan

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p826wn
Newbie

No it's passworded

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p826wn
Newbie

No, it's passworded

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