View Full Version : Shared computers on Finder unknown

Jan 21, 2010, 03:22 PM
I am at a loss to explain why I have two new shared computers or servers on my shared network at home. I have an Imac as well as a two laptops and my son's Windows computer. The two showing up are none of these. My network is passwork protected. I have a Airport Extreme with WPA2 personal. I also have a guest network setup albeit with an easier password. I also have file sharing, itunes sharing, and even screen sharing between my computers. If I try to connect to the one named brne16a51 it says unable to connect. The other one (kenneth-wsl8gcw) asks for a registered user (providing name and password) or connecting as a guest.

Please help.

Ken Morris

Jan 24, 2010, 06:17 AM
Do you have a printer with a network interface, or any other network devices, wired or wireless???

Jan 24, 2010, 10:14 AM
Could these be mobile phones?

Jan 28, 2010, 07:04 PM
Yes one could be my iphone. It has my name kenneth in the name. My wife's says her phone is off wireless now, but brne16a51 I guess it could be her work phone possibly.

Jan 28, 2010, 07:05 PM
I also have a brother's printer MFC 9440CN laser which is off the router. brne16a51 could be that printer too eh?

Jan 28, 2010, 11:28 PM
Most likely that brne is the printer. I have a brothers printer too, but I changed the name in the web interface.