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Is my wireless router I bridged to my works network visible to others?

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June 9, 2014 9:41:57 AM

I purchased a traveling router http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Multi-Mode-Pocket-Router-WL-... and connected it to my work spaces private LAN and bridged the connections between to the two (seems it was the only way to continue to getting internet since my comp does not have a wifi card). I am wondering if the adapter will be visible on any other employees computers (not whether it's visible via wifi signal). It is visible on my computer when I click on "change adapter settings". I tried going to the adapter settings on another one of my employees computers and it does not appear to be visible when I do the same thing.

Thanks for your input!
June 9, 2014 10:25:47 AM

Why would you expect it to come up as an adapter on a computer it is not plugged into? That makes absolutely no sense.

Being it shares WiFi, from my limited understanding of it, and you specifically say it is visible via WiFi I am not fully understanding your question/problem here. Unless of course your question really is what I stated at first and at that point I will simply sigh and ask you to really think about your question here.
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June 9, 2014 10:40:07 AM

Skippy27 said:
Why would you expect it to come up as an adapter on a computer it is not plugged into? That makes absolutely no sense.

Being it shares WiFi, from my limited understanding of it, and you specifically say it is visible via WiFi I am not fully understanding your question/problem here. Unless of course your question really is what I stated at first and at that point I will simply sigh and ask you to really think about your question here.


You're the type of person that makes these forums really un-enjoyable and depressing but thanks for your snobby input. You sound like you're really fun at parties...
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June 9, 2014 5:16:56 PM

You may not like the way he put the answer but it is correct. It only appears as a "adapter" to your machine because it attached via USB. It will be detectible on the LAN but it is hard to say what it will appear to be. It depends on the software on the device. I suspect it would look like a router if it can be configured via the lan port. If your goal is to hide this from your employers I would not attempt it, it is very easy to find unauthorized equipment if they are using commercial network equipment. Attaching anything to a corporate network makes all their network security only as good as YOUR ability to secure the devices you are attaching.
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