Windows 10: How do I get rid of two "phantom" network shares?

Discus and support How do I get rid of two "phantom" network shares? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Tricky one for me, hope you can help. I created three network shares all pointing to the USB HDD coming off my router. Only ONE is actually mapped but... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Powerman, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Powerman Win User

    How do I get rid of two "phantom" network shares?


    Tricky one for me, hope you can help.

    I created three network shares all pointing to the USB HDD coming off my router. Only ONE is actually mapped but all three are accessible via drilling down under Network. I want to delete two of them, except the actual mapped drive with the green arrow pointing to it in the following picture:


    How do I get rid of two "phantom" network shares? [​IMG]


    I can't find a way to do it in Windows. Do I have to login to my Router and do it from there?
    The Router uses some built-in software and I forget it's weird name.

    Cheers. *Sick

    :)
     
    Powerman, Nov 6, 2018
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  2. 24C
    24c Win User

    Phantom router on network


    Recently I've noticed a "phantom" router appearing in my network. The Belkin router is not mine, the Linksys is.

    Properties of the Belkin router list serial number, MAC address, model number, model, manufacturer, but no IP address. It only shows up on my desktop, not the Pro 3's or HP laptop's File Explorer under Network.

    Desktop is connected to network with a Netgear WNDA3100v3 N600 Dual Band USB Adapter - WPA2-PSK security type. Pro 3 and Laptop connect to network with their internal wireless connections

    Haven't noticed any "strange" behavior, or usage, on my machines, but am curious as to why it is appearing in my network.

    Also, any suggestions for a program that will scan the network and list all units "attached" to it?



    How do I get rid of two "phantom" network shares? [​IMG]
     
  3. Helmut Win User
    Phantom router on network


    Phantom devices has been going on since Windows 8.1
    Don't worry about them, I get a varying selection of neighbours phones, printers, smart TVs etc. They are not connecting, as you have noted no IP address.

    "Also, any suggestions for a program that will scan the network and list all units "attached" to it?"

    My Netgear Modem/Router/WAP does just that. Just look in Advanced Tab > Administration > Attached Devices. It lists wired, wireless 2.4G and 5G Devices.
     
    Helmut, Nov 6, 2018
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  4. How do I get rid of two "phantom" network shares?

    Cannot access shared network drive


    I could scream! so much time wasted on this stupid error, as if time is not precious enough!
    It probably would work fine if I could see the other computer! But I cannot see the other computer!
     
    sharonspost, Nov 6, 2018
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