Shared computers on Finder unknown

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by kjmorris2023, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Do you have a printer with a network interface, or any other network devices, wired or wireless???
     
  3. macrumors G4

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    Could these be mobile phones?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Shared computers on Finder unknown

    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.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Shared computers on Finder unknown

    I also have a brother's printer MFC 9440CN laser which is off the router. brne16a51 could be that printer too eh?
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    Most likely that brne is the printer. I have a brothers printer too, but I changed the name in the web interface.
     

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