I have a Yoga 2 Pro that seems to be giving off its own wifi signal, called LDC_SAP_(my computer name)-PC.
This network is visible by other devices. I don't know what this is or if it does anything, but I want to disable it, so that my laptop name isn't visible to everyone around me. It seems like it is sharing internet with others.
If I open the Netwok and Sharing Center, there are two networks there: One is my normal wifi network that I am connected to, and the other is this LDC_SAP_(computer)-PC network, which I can't seem to disable.
It says it is connected by Local Area Connection* 6 and when I go into it and click disable, it turns off for a few seconds but then comes back again on its own. When I click on Properties, in Networking it says "Connect using: Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter."
How do I turn it off?
This is the hotspot option from Windows. In other words, it is sharing internet with others provided they are connected to this hotspot/WiFi network that your machine created.
To enable/disable this service,you need to do it via a command prompt.
Go to Windows Charms bar on the right and click Search
Enter "cmd" and a "Command Prompt" will appear below the search box
Tap on the "Command Prompt" to open it
Run the following command lines with Administrator rights netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow