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non existing computer shows as the following discovered devices cannot be placed in the map

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#1 duenas77


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Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:39 PM

Hello everybody.

I was replacing some computers @ home. Iwas trying to transfer a few files from one computer to another but I couldn't. Finally I decided I was going to replace some pieces of hardware of one of them and quit trying to transfer the files. I disconnected both of them from the power and from the LAN and left only my laptop working and connetcted to the web in case I needed some technical support and when I opened Network and Sharing Center>view full map I found a computer that shows @ the very bottom of the screen under the "the following discovered devices cannot be placed in the map" The problem is that computer does not exist. I went into the router and looked for how many computers were attached and there was only mine in there. After a while that non existing computer desapeared from the full map and there was only my computer and the router-switch Netgear. What could that have been?
Two computers use Windows Vista Home and one uses Windows XP Home sp2. One Vista and the XP were disconnected and the other Vista is my laptop from which I saw that issue

Edited by duenas77, 11 June 2010 - 08:40 PM.

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#2 gavinseabrook


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Posted 11 June 2010 - 11:24 PM

If your laptop hosts an Adhoc network, someone maybe tried to connect to it in hopes of free internet.

Gavin Seabrook


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