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Two unknown devices on my router...

r8sso (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 07:45

So I was going through the devices connected to my router and I had 6 unknown devices.  I've managed to get this down to 2 by going through each room and switching off wireless cameras and using devices for speed tests etc... so they show up.

I've switched on devices in standby that aren't used often like my AMP and Sky Box but they have all now been accounted for.  I've literally walked through each room and identified every electrical device I can think of with a wifi connection.

Is it possible for a device to have two wifi connections i.e. backbone channel?

I can look at the client details and get the MAC addresses / IP ? signal strength etc... and manually pause their activity but it's killing me not knowing!

Any ideas?

I'm using Amplifi HD router with 2 mesh points.

RE: Two unknown devices on my router...

sj (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 07:58

If you see their MAC addresses you could look them up to see the vendor. That often helps.

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RE: Two unknown devices on my router...

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 08:17

You could also run an nmap scan on the IPs, identify if they have any open ports and possibly an OS fingerprint which may give you clues.


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RE: Two unknown devices on my router...

Jitendar Canth (Reviewer) posted this on Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 08:47

Turn the router off and see if the neighbours start swearing!

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RE: Two unknown devices on my router...

alfie noakes (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 10:03

It's your router's backdoor for getting it's instructions from your local 5G mast...

RE: Two unknown devices on my router...

r8sso (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 10:28

Tried the mac monster site on both IPs but nothing returned. I have identified one as my LG soundbar, forgot it was wifi and not just BT, which means I'm down to one! :)

Will look into Robee's suggestion next.

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RE: Two unknown devices on my router...

r8sso (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 10:33

That's a scary thought Alfie as if 5G can get into my home network the chances of me catching the covid-19 virus increase, like, 1024.5%!!!

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