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Brownbag1
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Unknown Ethernet Connections

I’ve been experiencing drop outs in my connection so I logged into my home hub and listed under the “Ethernet Port1” were 3 devices.

1. “dLANwireless” - this is my power line extender (I assume so even though the MAC address was different)

2. “jonnys” - this is the one that worries me. It has an 192.168.1.xxx etc IP and when I’ve looked up the MAC address it says it’s from “Tp-link” which I’m aware are router manufacturers. I’ve no idea what this could be or why it’s called “jonnys”.

3. “192.168.1.xxx” (I’ve blanked out the last 3 digits because I’m not even sure if that’s secure to post) MAC address says it’s manufacturer is “bskyb”. I thought it would be something to do with the devolo but clearly not if the manufacturer is different.

Anyway I’ve been watching the devices and 1 and 3 come on “live” intermittently, 2 hasn’t and 2, what greyed our has a blue square with a “D” in the middle. 

Can anyone shed some light as to how these have ended up on my Ethernet list? My wireless list looks fine and all accounted for, I don’t have anything else running through the back home hub?

Really appreciate your help, thank you.

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Distinguished Sage
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Re: Unknown Ethernet Connections

What make of powerline adapters do you have?

TP Link make powerline adapters, so could someone else be connecting to yours, perhaps next door?

Those blanked out addresses only apply to your local network, so you do not need to hide them.

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Brownbag1
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Re: Unknown Ethernet Connections

Thank you. They are Devolo ones. 

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h3x1e
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Message 4 of 21

Re: Unknown Ethernet Connections

bskyb is a Sky TV Box

 

 

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Brownbag1
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Re: Unknown Ethernet Connections

That’s odd because I don’t have a Sky box anymore?  I haven’t had sky in 2 years at least. Plus the icon was green this morning to indicate it was connected.

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h3x1e
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Re: Unknown Ethernet Connections

Do you use any sort of Access points or a WiFi Mesh, if so how are they set up?

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Brownbag1
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Re: Unknown Ethernet Connections

I have the devolo where the LAN plugged into and then an adaptor on the top floor, that’s it. I have a PC which has a TP-Link wireless adapter but that’s accounted for as its listed in the wireless section and has a different MAC address.

Ive disconnected the “dLANwireless” and I’m satisfied that’s the devolo that plugs into the router. It’s the other two that I have no idea about?

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h3x1e
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Re: Unknown Ethernet Connections

So if you have an access point thats hard wired (devices connect wirlessly) into the router any device thats connected wirlessly to that access point will show up as Ethernet in the HUB.

So a device thats connected via that access point, like a Sky TV Box will show up as hard wired.

Brownbag1
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Re: Unknown Ethernet Connections

Thanks for that, it makes sense. The devices listed though aren’t any of my devices?

Ive read up about the prospect of neighbors being on the same power line and I’ve read that if you have separate fuse boxes (which I do) then it’s not possible?

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h3x1e
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Re: Unknown Ethernet Connections

I have no idea about any of the PowerLIne adapter stuff because i've never had to use / learn how they work so, cant help you there sorry. Maybe someone elese can.

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