Curious Share

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by regazoid, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. regazoid macrumors newbie

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    Never much paid attention to Shared items in Finder windows side bar. Picked up NAS drive recently and noticed this share folder (see photo, brcm-lvg, size 4k) that is unknown to me. Get Info shows as PC. No PCs around here or on network that I'm aware of other than network connections of Printer, Directv, or PS1 connected directly to cable modem, which is new Technicolor from TWC/Spectrum. Anyone ever see this? Am I being hacked?

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  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    It's probably your router. BRCM is the ticker symbol for Broadcom, most likely something on your network uses a Broadcom chipset and has something like DLNA enabled.
     
  3. regazoid thread starter macrumors newbie

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    FreakinEurekan, thanks for the tip. Very much appreciated.
    That you linked that to a chipset was very insightful. I thought it may have had something to with Bedroom, or something like that. I did find out the share was only like 4k in size. I won't worry about it for now, but any recommendations on how to remove it from the list without affecting what it does? Thanks again.
     
  4. MacGizmo macrumors 6502a

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    Any printer or "digital device" that uses WiFi will likely show up as a "PC" on your network. Hell, if you have a Samsung refrigerator with the tablet built-in to the door it'll show up on your network as a PC.
     

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