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Different unidentified and identified connections

I am really enjoying the Eero system but still learning through confusion. There are connections that pop up that I can not identify. Recently, Wistron NeWeb Corporation showed up as a connected device. A Google search identified the company, but gave no real information that I could use to identify what had connected to my Eero. Anyone have an idea?

There have been a couple others which I can not remember. Is this normal?

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  • Yes, the name/type of the device is sometimes derived from the network card in the device. Products will sometimes use generic network card providers. This is probably some IoT (i.e. “smart home”) device that you have connected—like a thermostat, camera, etc.

    This type of thing is perfectly normal. Nothing to be worried about :)

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  • Thanks for the quick response. However, this is something that popped up out of the blue. I hadn't added anything new to the network. I have identified my Sensi thermostat, 2 Galaxy S7 phones, 5 WEMO mini plugs, 2 Laptops, 1 Desktop, 5 Rokus, a MyCloud NAS, 2 Sonos speakers, 1 Sonos bridge, 2 HP printers and a Samsung TV. Now I get the Wistron NeWeb Corporation and Liteon Technology Corporation for something I have no information except for the IP and MAC addresses. It would be great to know about those last 2.

    As a side note, has anyone noticed NSA Listening station in your area?

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  • As Cmoo92 mentioned above this is perfectly normal depending upon the brand of network card a device manufacture chooses to include in his product. For example, my Naim Audio Muso network music system shows up as a Liteon Tech device on a Linksys Velop mesh system based on the Liteon network card Naim included in the Muso's circuitry. On an Amplifi HD mesh system and the eero it displays correctly as a Naim Muso without me changing the device's "nickname" in the router (an option on any of these three router interfaces in their app settings.)  

     

    If you're having trouble identifying a device by the displayed network interface card manufacturer's name simply go to my link below and input the device's Mac address and it should tell you the end manufacturer's name which might help narrow it down:

    https://macvendors.com

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