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Unknown wired devices connected to my router.

wonderr
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Unknown wired devices connected to my router.

The model is netgear rax10, I haven’t updated firmware about 6 months because i knew that the update was done automatically but it was not(i don't know why)

One day, when i went to the management page, there were two unknown devices(TP-LINK, ZPSYS.Inc) in list of allowed device not currently connected to router, they all have mac address and connection type is wired.

is it possible?

nothing wired(physically) except two devices(desktop and set-top box).

And I think no one has ever broken into my house

upnp is activated 

if someone can access my router remotely via internet from outside, i wonder if the hacker’s device can be displayed in the form of wired connection on the manage page.

And if i add device to list of allowed device not currently connected to router, is it displayed as wired connection?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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@wonderr wrote:

There are a lot of problems with the "attached devices" feature.

>> do you mean attached devices can be displayed wrongly in the management page?

 


Not necessarily.

 

I wrote "There are a lot of problems with the "attached devices" feature."

 

That's what I meant.

 

There is no single issue. And, as I said, it all depends on how you sneak up on the thing.

 

Try this for a fuller "explanation":

 

Search - NETGEAR Communities – "attached devices"

 

Over to you.

 

 

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Re: Unknown wired devices connected to my router.


@wonderr wrote:

One day, when i went to the management page, there were two unknown devices(TP-LINK, ZPSYS.Inc) in list of allowed device not currently connected to router, they all have mac address and connection type is wired.

What do the mac addresses tell you?

 

MAC Address Lookup - MAC Lookup Online

 

There are times when one device snaffles more than one mac address, for different connections. Your set top box, for example, may have wired and wifi

 


And if i add device to list of allowed device not currently connected to router, is it displayed as wired connection?

There are a lot of problems with the "attached devices" feature.

 

Of the three options – browser graphical user interface (GUI), mobile app, and desktop genie – I favour the latter.

 


@wonderr wrote:

The model is netgear rax10, I haven’t updated firmware about 6 months because i knew that the update was done automatically but it was not(i don't know why)


 

While many questions about routers are generic and could be answered anywhere, some things need specialist knowledge.

You might get more help, and find earlier questions and answers specific to your device, in the appropriate section for your hardware. That's probably here:

Nighthawk Routers with WiFi 6 (AX) - NETGEAR Communities

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wonderr
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Re: Unknown wired devices connected to my router.

There are a lot of problems with the "attached devices" feature.

>> do you mean attached devices can be displayed wrongly in the management page?

>> E.g. although nothing wired except pc and set-top, the network show wired device more than those.

>> or show wireless as wired.

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Re: Unknown wired devices connected to my router.


@wonderr wrote:

There are a lot of problems with the "attached devices" feature.

>> do you mean attached devices can be displayed wrongly in the management page?

 


Not necessarily.

 

I wrote "There are a lot of problems with the "attached devices" feature."

 

That's what I meant.

 

There is no single issue. And, as I said, it all depends on how you sneak up on the thing.

 

Try this for a fuller "explanation":

 

Search - NETGEAR Communities – "attached devices"

 

Over to you.

 

 

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wonderr
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Re: Unknown wired devices connected to my router.

Thank you for your reply!! 

 

 

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