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Old 01-06-2005, 10:14 AM   #1
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okay this is odd, not the fact that i can pick up wireless connections everywhere i go....but its weird because no matter where i go, i pick up this one wireless pc to pc connection...its EVERYWHERE and the signal is always perfect. its name is hpsetup. its not like a problem or anything, but i just think its weird that if i'm on my laptop as i'm leaving my house, hpsetup appears like the second i leave the driveway and the signal is almost perfect. there are some places where i can't pick it up, but almost everywhere in town, my laptoip picks up its signal really well...anyone know what this hpsetup network is?
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What type and brand of wireless card do you have?
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actually i have no idea haha its built into my laptop....but why would the type and brand matter? i would think no matter what type and brand it is it would still pick up the same signals...
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are you by any industrial buildings, or schools, or corp buildings? You're probably just picking up signal from a large wireless corporate network possibly.. have you tried to view the network?
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actually i have no idea haha its built into my laptop....but why would the type and brand matter? i would think no matter what type and brand it is it would still pick up the same signals...
Just wanted to make sure you weren't, by chance, picking up your own signal. I don't know how that'd work, but I've seen weirder things...
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I believe it has something to do with a default naming for Hewlet Packard. " off the top of my head"

Try a google searcdh you'll probably find a lot on this.
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well i know it obviously has something to do with a default hewlett packard name......my question is...why is it that almost no matter what time it is or where i'm at the signal strength for it is always perfect?
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you should try to identify your internal link.....Start > Run> cmd> ipconfig/all....this will tell you the type of 'media' that you are using to connect to the net....if it is bugging you move your preferred network to the top of the list and it 'shouldn't' technically try to connect to it unless you are away from your home link
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you should try to identify your internal link.....Start > Run> cmd> ipconfig/all....this will tell you the type of 'media' that you are using to connect to the net....if it is bugging you move your preferred network to the top of the list and it 'shouldn't' technically try to connect to it unless you are away from your home link
no its not my preferred network, i'm just saying it appears on the network list almost anywhere i go and has like a perfect signal. its not like a problem...its just weird...its like its following me...everywhere i go
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someone planted an Access Point in your car
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Interesting thing here. Normally hdsetup is part of the Linux slakware maintenence suite. Why it would show up on your list is very strange. I find it odder that where ever you go you see it. I find it hard to believe this is an external wiresless signal you are picking up all over town. By chance is your laptop and HP? It may be some process HP uses internally.
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haha daydreamer...doubt someone put an access point in my car

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Interesting thing here. Normally hdsetup is part of the Linux slakware maintenence suite. Why it would show up on your list is very strange. I find it odder that where ever you go you see it. I find it hard to believe this is an external wiresless signal you are picking up all over town. By chance is your laptop and HP? It may be some process HP uses internally.
no its not an hp, its compaq. and its nothing internal, because like i said, its not EVERYWHERE, but it pops up very often. also i never pick it up at my house, but i do pick it up at alot of areas though. and like i said, whenever i do pick it up, signal strength is next to perfect...
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HPSETUP is the default name for HP wireless JetDirect print servers...
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HP owns compaq, how old is your laptop?
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my laptop is fairly new...got it at christmas....and yea stupid me lol hp does own compaq
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hi did you ever get the mysterious "hpsetup" network figured out? because i've been experiencing the same thing. I'm using the fairly new ipaq hx4700, with the Herecast Wifi Scanner. What's weird about my situation is that the network "hpsetup" appears about 20 times on my wifi scanner. What seems to clear up the situation is doing a hardboot and performing a quick restore.

Maybe it's a software issue...i don't know.
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hah no i never did figure it out....and i can't at the moment anyway cuz my internal wireless card in my laptop stopped working LOL. i made a post about it...hopefully someone answered me....
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Crazyjoe isn'y so crazy, I am in Changan in S China and am picking up the same signal on HPSETUP. Also found it in the Airport at Newark NJ on the way out here. Spoke to a lot of other people who are also getting the same wireless signal. Love to find out how to get on and use it.
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By chance has anyone clicked on it and tried to connect? I remember seeing, on my friends computer, a network that showed up. I dont recall the name now, but I remeber when I clicked on it to connect it would refresh his list of networks available and find a few more networks... If it does the same for you all, Im thinking it might be wireless nic's and windows conflictions.
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yea i connected to it, but it doesn't really do anything, its just a pc to pc connection, no internet or anything

btw, i got my wireless card fixed. the problem was simple lol, so simple i'm not even going to say what it was...i'm so ashamed i couldn't figure it out lol
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