4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 23, 2014 4:08 AM by dimitriplaquet
rich_27 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I connected to a WIFI network this morning and my Mac showed this symbol:


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Does anyone know what it means? I have not been able to find anything about it online.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,650 points)

    It looks like a computer screen in the icon. What type on WiFi network did you connect to. It may of been what is called an Ad-Hoc network which is a Computer to Computer network, No Wireless access point just 2 or more computers connecting to one another.


    One computer acts as the Wifi host sending out a SSID name. But most system identify these types of networks because they are the worst to connect to as they may try to hack your computer after you connect to them.

  • Russa Level 4 Level 4 (1,315 points)

    .. that looks like the computer to computer network connection.. it isn't AirDrop though..

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (177,925 points)

    It means you were connected to a computer-to-computer network. You should never trust such a network unless you're sure you know whose computer it is. In a public place, it's almost certain to be someone up to no good.

  • dimitriplaquet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    I suddently have a strange wifi icon as well. Screen Shot 2014-01-23 at 12.07.38.pngDoes anyone know what it means?