Windows 10: Other peoples phones appearing on my Network

Discus and support Other peoples phones appearing on my Network in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi there I often see other "Strange" phones on my network --I know they aren't mine as I've powered them ALL off and removed batteries. Looking... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by jimbo45, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. jimbo45 Win User

    Other peoples phones appearing on my Network


    Hi there

    I often see other "Strange" phones on my network --I know they aren't mine as I've powered them ALL off and removed batteries.

    Looking at Router log they haven't logged on to my network but I really shouldn't be seeing these.

    My own phones don't show up BTW !!!!


    Other peoples phones appearing on my Network [​IMG]


    Cheers
    jimbo

    :)
     
    jimbo45, Sep 5, 2016
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  2. Asphalt 8 on Windows 10 offering other peoples accounts

    My son and I are having the same issue. We installed Asphalt 8 for the first time and my account was a player from Brazil. My sons came up as a player with nearly maxed out everything. It as if someone else has been using our information log before we
    downloaded the game.
     
    WillliamWest, Sep 5, 2016
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  3. Taleys Win User
    Asphalt 8 on Windows 10 offering other peoples accounts

    Just noticed on the asphalt 8 message board that other people are experiencing this so it looks like it might be some problem they are having.
     
    Taleys, Sep 5, 2016
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  4. bro67 Win User

    Other peoples phones appearing on my Network

    Tablet or other device. The bad thing about manufacturers using chips that can be used in multiple devices, Windows for some reason loves to misidentify them.
     
    bro67, Sep 5, 2016
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  5. Kbird Win User
    I Briefly see this sometimes too , this morning I saw something on my ISP's Router call "Angler" , turn out to be a Phone , as with a right Click I discovered it was actually my Nexus 6P Phone , even though it gets it's Wifi from my Bridged AC Router , I guess it was surveying the 2.4ghz Hotspots it could find and then disconnected again after a few minutes as it disappeared from the Network view.

    On my surface I see Bluetooth Devices , which must be the neighbours all the time...

    KB
     
    Kbird, Sep 5, 2016
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  6. bro67 Win User
    Jim I forgot to let you know that there are Smartphone apps for the iOS devices like Network Analyzer. If I pull up my Engenius EAP750 AP, it comes up showing the chip is a SENAO Networks product. My brother Laser comes up as Silex for the Wifi chipset. Even the Bluetooth chips come up funky.
     
    bro67, Sep 5, 2016
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  7. bro67 Win User
    That is one option that people forget to disable on Windows and Android. It ends up burning up battery power on portable devices if you are having it to scan for any available networks.
     
    bro67, Sep 5, 2016
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  8. Steve C Win User

    Other peoples phones appearing on my Network

    I've noticed this irritation going back to Windows 8.
     
    Steve C, Sep 6, 2016
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  9. sneekez Win User
    Jimbo,

    If you're not using MS's WPS disable it and the phones will disappear...computer management...services...scroll down to "Windows Connect Now" stop the service running" then click Disabled in startup type...go back to Explorer refresh and it's gone. It is MS's version of WPS HTH
     
    sneekez, Sep 8, 2016
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  10. bro67 Win User
    It was because of the changes that Microsoft has implemented for networking.
     
    bro67, Sep 8, 2016
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  11. Kbird Win User
    Interesting ..... It is Running but says Manual Start ....so What starts it? The next entry , the Connection Manager which is on Auto Trigger Start?

    I see the phone on 1607 sometimes but not on the one still on 1511


    KB
     
    Kbird, Sep 8, 2016
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  12. sneekez Win User
    I had the quirk on 1511, disabled it, viola. I live in an apt complex so lots of the devices were looking for a connection. However it never, at least what I've been able to determine, gives the devices a connection. If you look at the properties of the device looking to connect you'll see no connection serial number, mac address etc is showing. So no connection really exists it's just showing devices looking to connect. Not really sure if Connection Mgr starts it or not. I thought at first my router was to blame but after checking Google etc I was reading that WPS by Microsoft was to blame. Vista, 7 and 8 8.1 has the same issue. I don't use WPS so it's not created any problems with Discovery of the network. HTH
     
    sneekez, Apr 5, 2018
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