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    Unknown Device - can't work out what it is!

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      Unknown Device - can't work out what it is!

      I was looking at my Sky Hub stats yesterday and noticed that I have an unknown device listed as using the wi-fi:

      Unknown Device - can't work out what it is!-router.jpg
      Everything else listed is as it should be and I cannot think of any other device in the house that is connected.

      Our Sky+HD box is connected using one of the wireless connectors, but that wouldn't show twice would it? i.e. the Sky box is shown as connected through it but could the unknown device be the wireless connector itself?

      Is there anyway to kick an Unknown Device off the network other than changing the network key or should I just change the SSID and key then see what happens?

      I really can't work out what it is as there is nothing left in the house that connects via wireless!


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      What's the MAC address of the unknown device?

      Is it the same as the MAC address of the Sky Wireless Adapter connected to your Sky+HD box?

      SKY+HD will be the set-top box. Not sure how the Sky Wireless Adapter works but it probably has its own IP address too?
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      Re: Unknown Device - can't work out what it is!

      How do I find the MAC address of the wireless connector?

      I've found the MAC of the unknown device in the hub but don't know how to log into the connector and nothing comes up under "Network" in the Sky+HD menu apart from the IP address of the box itself.

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      Re: Unknown Device - can't work out what it is!

      isint the mac address is useually on the label of the on the botom

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      Re: Unknown Device - can't work out what it is!

      Quote Originally Posted by shakey1980 View Post
      isint the mac address is useually on the label of the on the botom
      First place I looked but the only number I could see that might be it didn't match, so I just unplugged the Wireless Connector and hit "refresh" in the Attached Devices" section of the Hub and the Sky+HD box has disappeared (as expected), but the Wireless Connector is now showing even though I have just unplugged it!

      Unknown Device - can't work out what it is!-attached.jpg

      Oh and the MAC address now matches the number on the underneath of the connector...

      OK, just refreshed again and both the Unknown Device and the Wireless Connector have gone, so it must be the connector after all, so powered the connector back up and refreshed again, now for some reason it shows twice, same IP but different MAC:

      Unknown Device - can't work out what it is!-attached2.jpg

      Weird...


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      Re: Unknown Device - can't work out what it is!

      Consecutive mac codes would suggest it is the same device? Perhaps using 2 channels?
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      Re: Unknown Device - can't work out what it is!

      Weird huh?

      It's back to what it was before now showing just as an Unknown Device with a MAC code that ends in 23 rather than 22 as it says it should be on the base.

      At least I know what it is now and can stop wondering!

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      Re: Unknown Device - can't work out what it is!

      One MAC address will be the Wireless connector's ethernet port, and the other will be the Wifi point.

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      Re: Unknown Device - can't work out what it is!

      Quote Originally Posted by stereohaven View Post
      I was looking at my Sky Hub stats yesterday and noticed that I have an unknown device listed as using the wi-fi:

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      Everything else listed is as it should be and I cannot think of any other device in the house that is connected.

      Our Sky+HD box is connected using one of the wireless connectors, but that wouldn't show twice would it? i.e. the Sky box is shown as connected through it but could the unknown device be the wireless connector itself?

      Is there anyway to kick an Unknown Device off the network other than changing the network key or should I just change the SSID and key then see what happens?

      I really can't work out what it is as there is nothing left in the house that connects via wireless!
      i had the same problem and contacted sky. they did not know. as both same i.p. but different macs showing up on wireless.

     

     

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