I have a question concerning my Network Map. My computer is a Lenovo G560 and is not a part of a Home Group or office network. I use it at home and access the Internet using a Belkin Wireless Router which is connected to a Cox modem.
So today I went to my network sharing center and asked for a network map to be made showing all the components in the circuit from my laptop to the Internet. It looks like this:
My PC ----> Unknown ? ----> Wireless Router ----> Internet
My question is what is the "Unknown" component? It is worrisome in that I am not aware of ANYTHING between the laptop and the Belkin Wireless Router. Any Ideas on what this might be?
Hard to say without seeing your actual devices. Could you perhaps be using a wireless repeater/bridge between the PC and wireless router? Can you click on it and get any details?
Hi there! Thanks for replying.
No, I don't have a repeater or a bridge. The icon just shows a big question mark and the word "Unknown". When I try to click on it, it just says "Unknown". I am wondering if maybe there is some device being used on my signal between the laptop and the router. Like maybe some kind of surveillence device or something. Is that possible?
I disconnected the wireless and am now running a hard connection and I show a straight line map between my laptop, the modem and the Internet. It seems like a very strange place to have another device appearing in the Network Map. What do you think? Is there any way to run a discovery on the device?
OK, I'll give that a try... It's pretty late here in California right now, but I will do this tomorrow and let you know what I've been able to discover. Thanks so much for your help, I'm really baffled by this.