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Someones phone was connected to my network! Why and how?

  1. #21


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Something come to my mind, the fact you see it on your network don't necessary means they have access to your stuff, Like as example, if this device as Bluetooth and your PC as Bluetooth , your PC can see it under certain condition .

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  2. #22


    Exeter
    Posts : 7
    windows 8 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka Dal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by exeuser View Post
    I have the same thing showing on my network, changed passcode and its still there and cant fathom out what it is.........
    Are you on Virgin ISP?

    Yes i am, i got the super hub
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  3. #23


    Quote Originally Posted by exeuser View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka Dal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by exeuser View Post
    I have the same thing showing on my network, changed passcode and its still there and cant fathom out what it is.........
    Are you on Virgin ISP?

    Yes i am, i got the super hub
    I think this is some connection to virgin somehow. I'll phone them up and check with them to see what it maybe!
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  4. #24


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Ok, this is strange guys. I live in The Netherlands, I have Windows 8 (RTM) running on two machines, and tonight I saw this same Samsung phone with the name "m0xx" in the list of devices in my network, although I don't own such a phone.
    I did have trouble connecting to a server in my LAN, and that's why I looked in the list of machines in my network.
    What is going on here?!?!?
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  5. #25


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro


    Hi Guys,

    Been reading these posts as well as chatting to other friends on Windows 8 and it seems a common theme here.

    2 So far seem to crop up

    m0xx - Samsung Galaxy S3
    nasaki - Google Nexus 7 Tablet

    I have a Netgear DGND3700v2 and don't own a phone that can connect to the network. Also the phones showing in network on Windows 8 do not actually have a physical IP address on mine and neither are any showing in my router.

    I would be inclined to report it as a bug to Microsoft as it seems too much of a coincidence that many many users are getting this issue with the same devices showing up.
    In fact I can turn my router off and also my PC Wireless connection and disconnect from the network completely and these phones still randomly appear.

    Odd huh!

    Cheers.
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  6. #26


    Exeter
    Posts : 7
    windows 8 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by orbs80 View Post
    Hi Guys,

    Been reading these posts as well as chatting to other friends on Windows 8 and it seems a common theme here.

    2 So far seem to crop up

    m0xx - Samsung Galaxy S3
    nasaki - Google Nexus 7 Tablet

    I have a Netgear DGND3700v2 and don't own a phone that can connect to the network. Also the phones showing in network on Windows 8 do not actually have a physical IP address on mine and neither are any showing in my router.

    I would be inclined to report it as a bug to Microsoft as it seems too much of a coincidence that many many users are getting this issue with the same devices showing up.
    In fact I can turn my router off and also my PC Wireless connection and disconnect from the network completely and these phones still randomly appear.

    Odd huh!

    Cheers.
    You are quite correct i have had nasaki appear from nowhere tonight and i cant find no ip address on the router for them.
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  7. #27


    Are these Ghosts?
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  8. #28


    Going round in circles trying to report the bug to MS...
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  9. #29


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka Dal View Post
    Are these Ghosts?
    I think they may very well be Ghosts. They certainly don't have any connectable properties or any usable information that would normally be present on a physically connected device to the network either via Bluetooth, Wireless or USB.

    I would honestly be inclined to ignore it unless the device is connected in your router and the MAC address matches.
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  10. #30


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka Dal View Post
    Going round in circles trying to report the bug to MS...
    Amen on that one...
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