Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


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

  1. #61


    It looks a lot like the one I get from time to time:
    http://www.infrared.webspace.virginm...HTCdetails.jpg

    If your network is secure I'd say it is a ghost. All the ghosts I've seen are Android devices of one sort or another.

    After further experimentation it seems you don't even have to be connected to a network at all!
    http://www.infrared.webspace.virginm...sconnected.jpg

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #62


    Posts : 1
    Win 8 pro


    I think this came as a hacker rootkit in Win 8 pro downloaded from pirate bay.

    M0xx is russian hacker. He is connecting to your computer through anonymous phone.

    Or am i totally wrong here?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #63


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 64-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by r2r View Post
    hello same here, m0xx samsung device, iv got virgin superhub as well , seems like in my case the device changes its mac everyday, ( so far by now 3 days in a raw) bloody ms spunks
    I have a virgin superhub too and get this issue.. The phone's don't have IP addresses
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #64


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 64-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    This problem has been around since Windows 7 with devices connected to your neighbors WiFi showing up in either the network map with Windows 7 or on the device list with Windows 8.

    It does NOT mean that someone has hacked into your network. It's just showing locally connected devices that aren't necessarily connected to your network. It's not a security leak.
    How is this even possible when security is enabled blocked devices from your LAN?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #65


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 64-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    As long as your connection point is encrypted and therefore protected you should be all right. I see many strange entities on my wireless network which I use for my iPad and Nexus tablets. It just means they are polling for a signal in the area and not necessarily connected. If you are using an encrypted connection with a nice, complicated pass key then you should be fine.

    I think you've misunderstood the issue. The devices are not owned by the owner of the LAN.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #66


    I have also got a ghost device coming and going, it shows up as a Samsung GT-N7105. Could this be down to a person close by searching for a Wi-Fi network to connect to and it's just showing on Windows as connected but all someone has done has searched on their phone for a Wi-Fi network to connect to?

    I have the "Turn Access Control On" switched on so no one could connect to my wifi without the MAC address being added to the access control list so I assume I'm safe.

    Tony

    Tony
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #67


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 691
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    If your wireless router and/or modem is using secure encryption (WPA-2 or better) then they can't connect to it, but you will see strange devices showing up in the network map, that doesn't mean they can use it.

    By the same token you can look for other wireless networks in your area and I am pretty sure you wont be able to connect to any of them but then they would see your machine as a phantom in their networks.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #68


    Posts : 454
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    If your wireless router and/or modem is using secure encryption (WPA-2 or better) then they can't connect to it, but you will see strange devices showing up in the network map, that doesn't mean they can use it.

    By the same token you can look for other wireless networks in your area and I am pretty sure you wont be able to connect to any of them but then they would see your machine as a phantom in their networks.
    What determines this? I've never seen anything in the Windows network map that isn't on my network. As for my router, I use Tomato firmware and see the SSIDs of other routers when I use its "Wireless Survey" feature, but I've never seen random client devices there or in its "Device List" page. Seeing other people's "machines" in your network sounds very unusual to me and reminds me of the early days of cable modems.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #69


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 691
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    Maybe I'm thinking of a Bluetooth network as those do tend to show all kinds of strange machines in the vicinity, in whiuch case forget I posted.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #70


    I'm using WPA/WPA2-PSK (Mixed Mode) on my router, I think you guys are right, maybe every time my Wi-Fi shows up on someone's phone Wi-Fi search it will show in my Network but like you say that doesn't mean they are connected!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 7 of 8 FirstFirst ... 5678 LastLast
Someones phone was connected to my network! Why and how?
Related Threads
So this has been showing up for the past week or so under my network connections. I am not using Ethernet as I have no cable plugged into my PC; I have been using WiFi instead. This problem isn't at one place, I have been using WiFi on different routers in few different locations but this...
Hey, Been having trouble this morning with my network drive in my Home Server. It normally connects fine at startup and it all of a sudden wont work. I have isolated it to my Desktop as i can connect off of my Laptop fine. The name of my server is Homeserver(192.168.1.77) and I have shared...
After using the Windows 8 "refresh my PC" option, I've been running into some problems with my network. This desktop is connected directly to the router with an ethernet cable and I can access the internet (I'm posting from it), ping other computers on the LAN, and connect shared files and printers...
So as the title suggests and as proved by me typing this I am connected to the internet but not to any networks lol when I hover over the connection in the task bar it says identifying internet access. When I open network and sharing centre it says I am not connected to any networks and when I...
Hi! I'd like to ask how I could remain connected to the wireless network, even if an Ethernet cable is plugged into my PC? Currently, my work involves constantly plugging into and out of the wired network, which always disconnects my SSH sessions that were originally created over the WiFi...
Hi Im using Windows 8 consumer Preview I Upgraded my Win 7 To 8 I Have a problem with net in network and connections show that im connected to net but when I open FireFox or google chrome or IE And Any massenger app they didnt work what should i Do PLS help me guys
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook