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    Question what is BroadcomAp in my network?

    Hello,
    Today, I've taken a look at my network and found BroadcomAP.
    what is it?
    I'm using TP-LINK Router, and I'm connecting to WiFi.
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    Re: what is BroadcomAp in my network?

    I would guess that it's using the broadcomp wifi driver to access the network since you're using wifi. The AP would stand for access point. The little antenna on the icon is a good indicator as such.

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    Re: what is BroadcomAp in my network?

    Quote Originally Posted by NourinE View Post
    I'm using TP-LINK Router, and I'm connecting to WiFi.
    Which TP-Link Router?

    One of these: TD-W8950ND, TW-W8950N, TD-W8960N
    They use an Broadcom chipset.

    Found here:
    http://forum.tp-link.com/showthread.php?76823-Which-routers-have-Broadcom-chipsets

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    Re: what is BroadcomAp in my network?

    this one TD-W8961ND IGD

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    Re: what is BroadcomAp in my network?

    This is the first time I see BroadcomAP, I've never seen it before

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    Re: what is BroadcomAp in my network?

    Note that many ISPs are now using (without permission ) customer's ISP-provided "gateway devices" (wireless router/modem devices) to provide wifi "hotspots" so their customers can wonder around the country and access the Internet wherever they are. These features do not take away from your bandwidth, and those connected users cannot (yet) access your network or your connected devices. But they are using your electricity - though admittedly that is probably pennies/year.

    That may be what you are seeing. You may be able to disable it in your gateway's admin menu and see if it breaks anything on the wireless side of your network. Make sure you can access the menu with an Ethernet connected device before you disable the wireless side or you might lock yourself out of your network. That would not be good.
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