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candyfloss
Level 7

Mcafee security centre is not allow the rest of us to connect to network keeps broadcasting every 3 mins and killing the signal

I live in a apartment building that has 21 rooms, a freind of mine worked out, using a program for the router, that one of the people was using some sort of Mcafee security centre program that scans the the router or the network every 3 minutes. The problem is when this happens we find we can not connect to the linksys for longer than the space between the broadcasts, because it constantly knocks the signal and we have to keep trying to reconnect. We have found a solution, that is he turns off his wireless when not using it, but it's not a good one cause he uses the internet when we do.

Now a few more have moved in with new computers they also have the program.....is there anyway to stop the broadcasting and scanning of the home network?

if so can you reply as simple as possible as I am not a real up to date computer tech sort of person.

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Aldrin
Level 12

Re: Mcafee security centre is not allow the rest of us to connect to network keeps broadcasting every 3 mins and killing the signal

Please let us know the following:

1.    What is the Operating System that you are using?

2.    What type of Internet connection is that? (DSL, Wireless, Fiber Optic, Satellite.. etc..)

3.    Please provide us more information about the Router (Model Number & Manufacturer details)

4.    What is the version of McAfee that you are using in the computers?

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candyfloss
Level 7

Re: Mcafee security centre is not allow the rest of us to connect to network keeps broadcasting every 3 mins and killing the signal

1. Operating System - Windows XP

   Computer I have is slighlty old Its a Dell Inspiron 9400

2. Wireless

3. Linksys - WAG2006 Annex-A

4. Not sure what the verison of McAfee it is but the the title is McAfee Security Centre, possibly 2010 as she just got it recently.,

The reason for number 4 is we found out who's computer keeps broadcasting a signal as a friend of mine had

a program that could check the traffic on the router, and every 5-10 seconds her Mcaffee secuirty centre would scan

all other computers on the network, and the router will not let us on and we couldn't even connect to google.com.

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Dinz
Level 16

Re: Mcafee security centre is not allow the rest of us to connect to network keeps broadcasting every 3 mins and killing the signal

Hi candyfloss,

If you are able to access the McAfee security center from your friends machine, just click on Navigation - then click on About .

From there you would be able to get the version details of McAfee firewall.

Moreover , we might need to alter some settings in security center, to find out if its actually blocking the network connection to all the other computers.

Keep us posted if you would be able to navigate through security center.

Regards,
Dinesh K

McAfee Online Community Moderator

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