Finding out what a device is?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by BassKozz, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. BassKozz

    BassKozz Network Guru Member

    I have all of my computers & devices setup with Static IP's in Tomato. Recently there has been a device showing up in my device list as "*", I keep deleting the lease but it keeps coming back , and I can't figure out what the hell it is. It is connected to br0 so I know it is physically connected to my router or one of the switches connected to the router. When I click on the MAC address in Tomato it reads:
    But I can't for the life of me figure out what it is... when I type the IP address into my browser nothing shows, so I know it doesn't have a webserver, and when I ping it doesn't reply ("Request timed out.") so it's not pingable.

    Is there a way to find out what it is besides manually disconnecting each device or pulling NIC cards from each computer to read the MAC addresses?

  2. stangri

    stangri LI Guru Member

    Are you running any virtual machines on any of your computers?
  3. BassKozz

    BassKozz Network Guru Member

    Yah Parallels, but i already have that VM mapped to a static IP. so I don't think that is it.
  4. humba

    humba Network Guru Member

    How about going the old fashioned way - disconnect every device, then start reconnecting them one by one and see when the rogue device comes up again.
  5. jon124

    jon124 LI Guru Member

    this happens to me occasionally also, a device with stars like that will show up. I'm not running any virtual machines or anything like that either.
  6. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    BassKozz ... xBox 360 ...

  7. stangri

    stangri LI Guru Member

    I'd think it's Parallels, it sets up a few network interfaces and it must be one of them. Same thing has puzzled me a while ago.
  8. jon124

    jon124 LI Guru Member

    I have neither any virtual machines nor an xbox or ps2 or anything like that. what are these things showing up on my list?
  9. babhishek

    babhishek LI Guru Member

    vpn software which has a virtual adapter anywhere in your laptop/desktop?

    that should be it.
  10. Maggard

    Maggard LI Guru Member

    Go into “View Network Connections” and see which PC has Hamachi, GoToMyPC, or the like installed.

    Odds are it’s not ‘hardware’; it’s a driver stack on a MS machine.
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