Unknown router in Network Infrastructure

Hi,

There is an unknown router that is not mine showing up in Network Infrastructure.

I could understand why it would show up in available wireless networks. But not network infrastructure.

I haven't connected to it It isn't my router, and it doesn't belong there. It's a bit disconcerting, to say the least.

Here is a screenshot:

http://www.imagebam.com/image/2ed1ec73539535

Cisco Wireless-N VPN Router is mine.

WNR1000v2 is not.

Is this a security risk? Why is it there, and how do I get rid of it?

Thanks.

(Basically the same problem as this:

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7network/thread/34a7d2d7-1498-43c9-acec-2bc8a7087613

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ok so I'd like to know what criteria determines why a router is listed in network infrastructure... and how do you get rid of it?

why is windows 7 doing this???????????? it makes no sense ..................


Can't really answer that. I can only say that turning on Details view for the page shows that the alien router is not listed in my Network Location. So it is a network infrastructure device that in theory I "could" connect to. Researching a bit further into the router configs (Properties for it gives model, serial no, MAC address and unique identifier #) shows that the owner has set it up to use WiFi Protected Setup to allow wireless devices to connect (requiring a fixed PIN number).  So If I had the PIN number of the router I could connect to his network. That might be why it is showing up. If your mystery router is configured similarly that might be a further clue as to why these routers are being listed under Network Infrastructure while other nearby routers are not.

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