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Unidentified item on network

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#1 Auburntiger


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Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:15 AM

I noticed, when checking "My Network" on McAfee, that there are four items connected to it. One is the router, one is my computer, one is for the laptop, but there is a fourth one and I dont know what it is. It just has a number above it and is listed as an "unknown device".


How can I find out what this is, and how can I get it off my network?



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#2 chrisd87


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Posted 31 August 2013 - 05:40 PM

You can login to your routers setup on a browser and see if it shows you the dhcp address of the device or the mac address. From there you can do an ip search using an ip scanner or do a mac address search online. You can also open a command prompt after you find out the ip address of the device and type nbtstat -A <IP>. <IP> is the ip address of the device. If need be download Angry IP Scanner and get the IP address if you can't find it the other way. Then download NMap and see what it tells you.


Also if you have a wireless printer, that could be what it is to.

Edited by chrisd87, 31 August 2013 - 05:42 PM.

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#3 cparky


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:48 AM

Download nmap / zenmap and scan the IP.  This could show you what it is.

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