Please help I'm confused, Ive noticed this problem on and off for over a year now and the last time I had this issue was about 6 months ago however I noticed a pattern when it typically shows up in Windows Explorer-network infrastructure sometimes as a Linksys device but now it's says Pace, what the? Does anyone have any idea whats the root cause of this? Because I'm not certain if my network being hacked or not I mean just about a couple weeks ago I made a mac white-list for my deices and just today I disabled the UPNP feature so what gives.
By the way I found a post on Google Groups about this same occurrence that I'm experiencing: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.recovery.aa/99o_FswGmco
Who knows maybe my router might have been compromised by a malware infection, like in this discussion from your site: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/526443/more-hacked-routers-brand/
Either it's an old Netgear router from around 2009 and I've been thinking about installing some open source software on it to enhance it since there doesn't seem to be any new official updates for it any more.