An unknown user on the sidebar? Please help!

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by hsop, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. hsop macrumors newbie

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    Hello!

    A few minutes ago I noticed this on my side bar:

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    It wasn't there before and I'm sure I definitely didn't activate anything.

    When I right click on it I just see "Open, Get Info, Open Sidebar Preferences".

    "Get info" doesn't have anything more than this:

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    I certainly cannot turn off this "user" unless I pull the internet cable... IT just appears again when I connect.

    I'm really panicking right now, because there's absolutely nobody else who can help me with this around me.

    If this is any help; another family member is using the same connection in another room via cable as well but for over 2 years something like this never happened and we never had a problem, so I doubt this would appear now.

    Can somebody please help me? What is this? How can I get rid of this? I have no info, please?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    The last ten digits of that is a MAC address. Go to all your machines to check their MAC addresses and rule them out one at a time.
     
  3. hsop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the fast reply!

    Um; please forgive my ignorance as I'm not too good with these stuff; this Mac is the only one currently at home. The other one I mentioned was a PC. Also, how do I check the addresses? (I can understand your faceplam, sorry). I'd really appreciate if you can help.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    MAC is not Mac. MAC is the hardware address that every network connection has. Use Google to find out how to check your other computers' MAC addresses.
     
  5. hsop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I found it. Not this machine, that's ruled out...

    Though I also found a person having a somewhat similar trouble and that person was replied like this:

    It would be a relief if that was the case but I don't know if this is information is correct or not either. And as I said, I've been sharing this internet via the other PC for over 2 years, this never happened before.

    If this is another network that I'm just picking up; I don't understand why this is happening now while it never happened before. My firewall is on, I'm not allowing any outer access, I'm not searching for them, yet that "user" is still there... I'm really lost and a bit scared...
     
  6. hsop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hello again,

    I'm not seeing that shared network anymore; though I haven't done anything, it just disappeared... therefore, I have no idea what it was, how it's gone and what should I do to prevent it from appearing again =_= But still, for now it seems to be gone.
     
  7. tommayye macrumors newbie

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    It's not another user, its another computer on your network that has the computer name of "user-1135...."

    You say you've been sharing the internet with your PC? On your PC's keyboard, press Windows + R together and then type in CMD and press enter.

    when "Command Prompt" appears, type hostname and press enter.

    if it comes up with "user-1135...." then its that computer.

     
  8. Mattie Num Nums macrumors 68030

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    The Sharing Pane is dynamic as it will show any nearby computer or server on your network.
     

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