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Solved: I have an Unknown device in my network.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by hungledink, Jun 24, 2007.

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  1. hungledink

    hungledink Thread Starter

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    I recently upgraded to the BT Home hub, which after reading several forum posts about it was a bad decision.

    I have now installed this and connected my PC (via USB) and XBOX360 (via ethernet) to the Home hub, l and although I have to wait for my line to be optimized, everything seems to be working well.

    However, when I check on y network status, using the BT Broadband Desktop help utility, it shows I have an UNKNOWN DEVICE connected to the router along side my PC and XBOX360.

    I have tried to obtain assistance from BT themselves but they simply told me to ignore the unknown device, as it will not cause any harm!!!!

    Does anyone know how I might find out what this is or remove it from my network?

    Thanks.
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Can you PING this device? What is it's IP address? If you have uPnP enabled on the router, it'll show up as a device.
     
  3. hungledink

    hungledink Thread Starter

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    The IP address is 192.168.1.253 It also has a MAC Address.

    It also says the operating system of the device is unix if that helps.
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Sounds like you have an NAS or some other IP connected device in the network. How about doing this:

    Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

    Type the following command:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
     
  5. hungledink

    hungledink Thread Starter

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    This is the result;

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\l*******i>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ta*****a
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 9:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Thomson ST Remote NDIS Device
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-18-F6-0A-24-09
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.65
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 25 June 2007 00:41:15
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 26 June 2007 00:41:15

    C:\Documents and Settings\l*******i>ipconfig/all
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Maybe this explains your "unknown device". :)

     
  7. hungledink

    hungledink Thread Starter

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    Thanks a lot.

    Shame the BT Tech support werent aware of this!!
     
  8. JohnWill

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    Google is a wonderful tool. :D Maybe BT Tech Support should try it, it would help their tech support responses. :p
     
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