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Why is Wistron NeWeb Corporation on my WiFi network?

Internet is increasingly becoming necessary as we’re adding internet-connected devices to our lives as more become available. Now, if you run a couple of devices on your WiFi network or even your entire range of smart home devices, chances are you’ve seen unidentified devices among those connected or previously connected.

If you’re seeing Wistron Neweb Corporation among the names of the devices connected and are worried someone might be using your bandwidth, here we’ve discussed why you’re seeing the Wistron Neweb Corporation name among the devices connected to and using your WiFi data.


What is Wistron NeWeb Corporation?

Wistron Neweb Corporation (WNC), is a multi-national communications products company headquartered in Taiwan. The company began designing and manufacturing products in the field of network communications, network infrastructure, smart home, and advanced driver-assistance systems in 1996.

Since then, the company has grown to a 30% market share in built-in antennas for laptops and has shipped hundreds of millions of communication and home automation products.

Wistron Neweb’s WiFi modules are quite common among several popular brands, including smart home devices and TV modules as well as gadgets by tech giants such as Lenovo and Sony.

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Why is Wistron Neweb Corporation connected to your WiFi?

If you’re seeing Wistron Neweb corporation connected to your WiFi network, it could just be one of your own devices, which features a Wistron WiFi module and is displaying Wistron’s name instead of the device name due to a temporary software bug. Refreshing the connected device list or restarting the device displaying the Wistron name should get rid of the bug.

If you’re unsure if it’s your device or not, revoke access and see who comes running to you to restore access when their device can’t get internet access via your WiFi network.

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