Windows 10: Phantom device on my network

Discus and support Phantom device on my network in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; [img] This Sky QBox seems to be a permanent device on my network, yet it has no IP Address. I've compared the MAC address with devices listed in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by JohnD, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. JohnD Win User

    Phantom device on my network


    Phantom device on my network [​IMG]


    This Sky QBox seems to be a permanent device on my network, yet it has no IP Address.

    I've compared the MAC address with devices listed in router and it's not listed.

    I have rebooted the router and it's still there

    I have no Sky devices in the house, nor do I have Sky Broadband, and I'm not a Sky customer, nor ever have been.

    Any ideas?

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    JohnD, Feb 12, 2019
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  2. 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, Feb 12, 2019
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  3. 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?



    Phantom device on my network [​IMG]
     
  4. fireberd Win User

    Phantom device on my network

    Phantom USB Drive


    Both my Win 10 Pro (production system) and Win 10 Pro Preview versions*list a USB drive (each install is on a separate SSD). There is no USB drive connected and the status code, from what I find, says it is a*"NET" device. I don't have any network connected USB devices. If I uninstall it, in the Device Manger, it will come back either on a reboot or just scan for new hardware.

    I posted this before, not on this forum, and never got anything resolved. I had this listed with an old motherboard. I recently upgraded my system to new hardware but the USB device is still listed.

    Here are some screenshots from the Device Manger of the Preview system. *My production system shows the same thing.


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    Phantom device on my network [​IMG]

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    Phantom device on my network [​IMG]
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    fireberd, Feb 12, 2019
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