Windows 10: Find devices on my network

Discus and support Find devices on my network in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I am unable to find other devices connected to my network,only my own. Other devices , phones and tablets that I am positive are connected, do not show... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by #Creet2011972, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. #Creet2011972 Win User

    Find devices on my network


    I am unable to find other devices connected to my network,only my own. Other devices , phones and tablets that I am positive are connected, do not show up at all. I have the "show hidden" marked, still not showing up. Suggestions?

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    #Creet2011972, Oct 21, 2018
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  2. Carnivore Win User

    What is this network device?


    I woke my desktop PC from sleep this morning, clicked on Network and immediately spotted a Phone in the device list that doesn't belong to anyone here (a Blu brand phone which is unusual enough that I would know about it).

    I clicked on the device and was able to view the MAC address, but nothing else useful. A couple minutes later it disappeared from the network list.

    Then a few minutes later I went and looked at another PC on the same home network and saw the same phone in its Network list. It also disappeared a couple minutes after I clicked open 'Network'.

    Scanned both PCs with various anti-malware programs including Malwarebytes - they look clean.

    Any suggestions on what I was seeing, and if it's malicious how to deal with it?


    UPDATE: It popped back up again. I checked my router's connection list and don't see it there. For now I blocked the MAC address in my router but would still like to know where this is coming from.
     
    Carnivore, Oct 21, 2018
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  3. putermaker Win User
    Network devices listed under Unknown in Device Manager


    I have a Dell Inspiron M731R laptop upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Home 64-Bit that suddenly quit connecting to the home network. Was using wireless, so switched to an Ethernet cable, but still no luck. I just discovered that ALL of the network-related devices are now listed under an "Unknown" tab in the Device Manager. A check of properties of each item in that folder says they are all working properly, but that obviously isn't the case. I tried uninstalling each of the 4 items, but when they are recognized again they still show up under the Unknown tab. Any suggestions would be welcome.

    Find devices on my network [​IMG]
     
    putermaker, Oct 21, 2018
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  4. Mystere Win User

    Find devices on my network

    What is this network device?


    This is a weird problem I've been seeing in windows for years now (not just windows 10). I've been unable to figure out what it is, but we're not alone in this, I did some research a while back and a lot of other people were seeing it as well.

    Some suggest it's a bug in the network stack. Some suggest it's neighbors who are connecting somehow, but not able to use the network. Regardless, it's not an uncommon problem and doesn't seem to be anything worry about. Here's some examples:

    Solved Strange phones in network - Windows 10 Forums
    Strange phones listed on Network heading
     
    Mystere, Oct 21, 2018
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