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Solved: Unknown Device on my network

Q: Solved: Unknown Device on my network

First of all hello people, now to my problem .

On my network i have an unknown device, i am using a thomson speed touch router and he detects it as shown below.


I tried removing it from the admin panel but it keeps comming back. Can someone tell me what that is and should i worry about that, thanks in advance.

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I have now installed this and connected my PC (via USB) and XBOX360 (via ethernet) to the Home hub, l and although I have to wait for my line to be optimized, everything seems to be working well.

However, when I check on y network status, using the BT Broadband Desktop help utility, it shows I have an UNKNOWN DEVICE connected to the router along side my PC and XBOX360.

I have tried to obtain assistance from BT themselves but they simply told me to ignore the unknown device, as it will not cause any harm!!!!

Does anyone know how I might find out what this is or remove it from my network?

Thanks.
 

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A:Unknown Network Device in CP\View Network Computers, Dev.

Do you have a Kindle?  This (KFARWI) looks to be an Amazon Android device - of which the Kindle is the most common device (IMO).
Search Google for Amazon KFARWI

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/579758/unknown-network-device-in-cpview-network-computers-dev/
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I've read a previous post of the same type but that wasnt for sky.
i ran the ipconfig/all into CMD so if you think you might be able to help ill show the results.
Thanks, Dan
 

A:Unknown device in my Network: please help!!

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Are you using encryption on your wireless access point? If not, you should be, preferably WPA.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/unknown-device-in-my-network-please-help.975684/
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A:Unknown Network Device

Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

You did not specify if this computer is a desktop or laptop computer.

If you could also post the make and model number of this computer that would also be helpful.

How are you connecting to the Internet? Are you using an Ethernet cable, or wireless?

If you have a laptop, there is a chance someone connected to the Internet by connecting through a wireless router and those settings were saved to the home group.

Once you post back the information I requested, it will be a little easier to answer your questions.

Thanks in advance.

Bruce.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/346570/unknown-network-device/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/unknown-network-device.918999/
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A:New/unknown device connected to network - cannot access

You should be able to see it on the router and see if it's connected via wireless or cable note your normal Mac address now so you can identify it.

http://www.pchelpforum.com/network-help/124107-new-unknown-device-connected-network-cannot-access.html
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This is what it says:

Network Controller, in properties it shows the Manufacturer as "Unknown," and the Driver status says, "The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)"
Location: PCI bus 2, device 2, function 0.

I have tried to un-install controller, it comes back.

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A:Network driver is listed as 'unknown device'

On the unknown device in Device Manager, right click and select Properties. Under the Details tab select Hardware ID's in the dropdown box. Please copy and paste the first line in your next post.

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A:[SOLVED] unknown device

Hi go to device manager then to the erroring device click on the little + to expand the view then right click on the device choose properties the choose the details tab and post back with the hardware id' which you choose from the drop down list post the pci ven and dev

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-unknown-device-645439.html
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A:[SOLVED] Unknown Device in D.M.

Meh, I'll disable it. It doesn't seem to be of any importance.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/solved-unknown-device-in-d-m-417885.html
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A:[SOLVED] Unknown Device

I've come across this problem a few times too. I'm sure your aware of the driver utilities that show you a list of all drivers needing to be installed. I would start by finding the utility for the mobo that allows you to choose from a list of drivers. Chances are it's probably some modem floating around or something.

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/solved-unknown-device-298242.html
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A:[SOLVED] Unknown Device (advance)

for the onboard run them from the m/b setup disk

you can have both enabled at the same time they do not conflict with one another

in stall the card usually in the bottom slot that is available

run the setup disk that came with the card to install the drivers and software

plug your speakers in

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/solved-unknown-device-advance-520169.html
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A:Solved: Unknown USB device. USB has malfunctioned

i have solved this...

turned off und unpluged all usbs (plug mouse to port)
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-unknown-usb-device-usb-has-malfunctioned.553353/
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A:Solved: Unknown SM bus controller device.

go here, pick your os ........... then d/l the "all in one driver package" and install ............(for xp)
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-unknown-sm-bus-controller-device.871930/
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A:Solved: Error 43 USB Unknown Device

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-error-43-usb-unknown-device.1005411/
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A:Solved: Unknown WiFi device

Hi, and welcome to TSG.

It looks like the software detects both wired and wireless devices on the the same network.
http://www.softperfect.com/board/read.php?18,14397

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-unknown-wifi-device.1123616/
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A:Solved: Unknown device in Windows 7

Have you run Windows Update? Do so manually and check the optional updates once he scan is done, there should be an ASUS ACPI driver listed, install that and see if it clears the error. The driver is also posted on the ASUS site under I think utilities for many motherboards.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-unknown-device-in-windows-7.931295/
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A:Solved: Seagate 2TB Hard Drive is Unknown Device

try it on another computer...if it does the same...crack it open and get a caddy
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-seagate-2tb-hard-drive-is-unknown-device.982202/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-no-sound-and-and-unknown-device-on-audio-bus-trying-to-install.859588/
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Are you running XP, Vista or Win7 RC?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-yargghh-fujitsu-lifebook-unknown-device-driver.851663/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-unknown-usb-device-is-not-working-properly-on-dell-laptop.1153058/
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If your motherboard has a 1x pcie slot you can get a card like this...
 
Here
 
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Here

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http://i.imgur.com/QoSy2wX.png

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My bios info

http://i.imgur.com/FvPQweZ.png
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A:Unknown device in device manager after Bios default settings are

Well it might be a good idea to look at the following tutorial:

Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices

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Download Tweaking.com - Hardware Identify Portable - MajorGeeks

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Hi there ... You should Install the chipset Driver and also the Realtek Driver for your card Reader ... From the Toshiba website ... The Link is provided below

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Is there only one USB port on the right hand side? Sometimes manufacturers connect internal devices via an unused USB port internally. USB ports are usually in groups of two, seeing only one port is usually a sign that the wiring has been redirected internally to something else like a Bluetooth adapter or wifi adapter. It may even be a card reader or touchpad. Is anything like that not working? If it is start looking for a driver for it.

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A:Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed)

Hi there, can you first tell us what is the Name and Model number of your system?

What OS are you running

im sorry if you already listed this, as I cannot see your specs from the Windows Forum App..

I take it this is a laptop?

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A:hp 6570b Base system device and unknown device

Hi, Should be the Card Reader driver below. http://h20566.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5212928&swItemId=ob_115197_1&lang=en&cc=u... And HP 3D DriveGuard on the following link. http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5212928&swItemId=ob_110813_1&lang=en&cc=u... Regards, DP-K

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/hp-6570b-Base-system-device-and-unknown-device/td-p/5700413
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binodpandey, That's not really an Acer issue.  That's an issue with Microsoft Windows 10 and Samsung or Motorola.  Acer doesn't have any control over Microsoft Windows 10 when it comes to supporting third party phones. Check with Microsoft forum. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/insider_wintp-insider_devices/windows-10-does-not-s...

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A:Solved: There are unknown IP & Mac Addresses on my network, HELP!

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Location: on Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System

Status:
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A:Unknown device in device manager (code: 28)

Welcome to Seven Forums. It may be this: Re: Driver for ACPI\HPQ0004\3&33FD14CA&0 - HP Support Forum

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A:Unknown device In device manager, by a virus ?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by 3Colors


Can give me a hand to remove my doubts about whether it was caused by a virus or not.



Sure, lets begin:

1.) Download herdprotect: (choose the portable version)

Download herdProtect - Free Anti-Malware Platform

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3.) When the scan finishes, save the results per the screenshot below. Then upload the log here.

DO NOT REMOVE ANYTHING YET. I will advise if anything needs removed when I receive the log.

Attached Images

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/333457-unknown-device-device-manager-virus.html
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I'm confused.. could someone please explain what's going on? Was it the critical update?Click to expand...

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