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Unknown Media Devices showing up on Win 7 network

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June 22, 2011 2:53:20 AM

Okay umm my dad opened up the 'Network' window on Windows 7 and discovered several unknown media devices listed. He showed it to me and I went to check my router's DHCP Client's Table, but the table only showed my home desktops and my aunt's laptop and my iPhone.

I'm kinda wondering how all these weird devices popped up under my network screen when they don't appear to be connected to my router.



Here's a picture of my router's DHCP Client Table, all 4 computers listed are my home computers:

June 22, 2011 3:47:37 AM

The media device are the HDD/storage that is in/connected to your computers with sharing and connected to the network through the computer's wifi. Given that you are pooh and your father is kevin (with two drive shared) and your aunt is is jarrell, this is completely normal.
June 22, 2011 3:56:01 AM

Pyree said:
The media device are the HDD/storage that is in/connected to your computers with sharing and connected to the network through the computer's wifi. Given that you are pooh and your father is kevin (with two drive shared) and your aunt is is jarrell, this is completely normal.


No, Kevin and Jarrell are unknown devices. None of the HDDs or Computers in my household are named Kevin or Jarrell. :( 
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June 22, 2011 4:48:29 AM

Do you have your network secured with wep or wpa ?


It could be someone leeching off your wireless !
June 22, 2011 4:52:02 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Do you have your network secured with wep or wpa ?


Secured with a 63-character WPA password.
June 22, 2011 4:54:00 AM

Do other people no your wpa key ?
June 22, 2011 4:55:45 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Windows 7 to section Wireless Networking by Area51reopened
June 22, 2011 5:04:37 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Do other people no your wpa key ?


Nope, no one knows it, not even my family members because it's so long and complicated.
June 22, 2011 6:59:12 AM

This happens to me when I turn on network discovery at the university to share word docs. Try turning off network discovery by right click the wifi icon on bottom right corner>Open Network and Sharing Center>Change Advanced sharing settings.
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