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Weird connection status in Device Manager

thebditch
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Weird connection status in Device Manager

Hi

 

I actively monitor my devices that are connected and notice that I see devices saying wired.  The latest being a Samsung TV in my master bedroom that has never been nor ever will be wired.  Is there a way to refesh the list and also see devioces that have registered and are not connected currently so I can validate everything? 

Model: RAX200|Nighthawk Tri-band AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router
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antinode
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Re: Weird connection status in Device Manager

> Model: RAX200|Nighthawk Tri-band AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router

 

   Firmware version?  Connected to what?

 

> [...] I see devices saying wired. [...]

 

   Have you any wireless access points connected to the RAX200, or is it

your only one?

 

> [...] Is there a way to refesh the list [...]

 

   I've never seen a good explanation of how devices are added to or
removed from the Attached Devices report on any of these routers.
Complaints about those reports are not uncommon.

 

> [...] I have checked IP addresses. [...]

 

   "checked"?  What's to "check"?  What did you expect to learn from the
IP address of a client device?

 

> [...] NMAP is often used as a hacker tool and I do not want any
> malware.


   Nmap "is a free and open source utility"; it's a tool.  I would not
expect there to be much (if any) demand for a commercial version, but
you're free to look for one.  A keyboard "is often used as a hacker
tool", too.  Did you plan to get rid of yours for that reason?

 

      https://nmap.org/

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thebditch
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Re: Weird connection status in Device Manager

Notge: The refresh at the top of the screen does not change the fact of the Samsung TV being wired and I have checked IP addresses.  Also can you suggest a device mapping tool - I know about NMAP but is there a commerical version that is good and trustworthy and NMAP is often used as a hacker tool and I do not want any malware.

Model: RAX200|Nighthawk Tri-band AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router
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antinode
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Re: Weird connection status in Device Manager

> Model: RAX200|Nighthawk Tri-band AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router

 

   Firmware version?  Connected to what?

 

> [...] I see devices saying wired. [...]

 

   Have you any wireless access points connected to the RAX200, or is it

your only one?

 

> [...] Is there a way to refesh the list [...]

 

   I've never seen a good explanation of how devices are added to or
removed from the Attached Devices report on any of these routers.
Complaints about those reports are not uncommon.

 

> [...] I have checked IP addresses. [...]

 

   "checked"?  What's to "check"?  What did you expect to learn from the
IP address of a client device?

 

> [...] NMAP is often used as a hacker tool and I do not want any
> malware.


   Nmap "is a free and open source utility"; it's a tool.  I would not
expect there to be much (if any) demand for a commercial version, but
you're free to look for one.  A keyboard "is often used as a hacker
tool", too.  Did you plan to get rid of yours for that reason?

 

      https://nmap.org/

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thebditch
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Re: Weird connection status in Device Manager

Thanks and I appreciate your responding, though I do not appreciate the sarcasm if you are truely trying to help and it is not some sort of ego trip for you!  I hope this explains my questions and please be tolerant and understanding of those who may know less than you.

 

I will take note of your statement "I've never seen a good explanation of how devices are added to or removed from the Attached Devices report on any of these routers. Complaints about those reports are not uncommon." and hopefully Netgread will improve this.

 

I know NMAP is a good mapping tool and even though it is free, just like many open source base tools you can often find paid versions that provide better UI's etc. Look at how RedHat or Mondelio, etc busines models worlk, so I was just hoping for suggestions.  Plus in this world of hackers, they can inject code even into Git respositorires and corrupt open source. See examples from Microsoft, Oracle etc, so I wanted to be caution.

 

  

Model: RAX200|Nighthawk Tri-band AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router
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