Keep router from showing in Finder

jbsmithmac

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I'm not sure if this is the right forum but here goes...

I just got a Cisco E4200v1 router...it has the capability to share a usb hard drive though it. I'm not using that functionality as a I have a dedicated NAS (synology).

However the Cisco shows up in the finder...I assume from its ability to share a drive. I'd like to turn that off...so it doesn't show in the Finder, I don't see any setting in the router's admin panel to do this.

Is it possible?
 

McGiord

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In the Finder click on the eject button, and it will be gone.
Also check in System Settings, in your user account if it is showing up in Login items and remove it from there.
 

jbsmithmac

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In the Finder click on the eject button, and it will be gone.
Also check in System Settings, in your user account if it is showing up in Login items and remove it from there.
It's not mounted.

There isn't actually any disk attached to the router. It's showing in the finder under the "Shared" section. I'm on 10.8.5 by the way.




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I wouldn't mind getting rid of the other one under shared (the string of numbers) - that's the wireless printer.
 

jbsmithmac

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^^Yes but doing that will also remove the share that I want - the NAS - Diskstation412.

Perhaps its not possible.
 

NewbieCanada

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I have the same issue with a WiFi printer showing up in Network with an unfriendly name (3830e7000000) and listed as a PC!
 

Altemose

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That is a really interesting problem. I do not see why it shows up, but I have seen some Linksys routers do the same. Maybe someone else knows…

:apple: Altemose :apple:
 

Altemose

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Try enabling and disabling the media server. However, before you apply delete the name for the server. Then click save settings.

Give it a try.

:apple: Altemose :apple:
 

jbsmithmac

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Try enabling and disabling the media server. However, before you apply delete the name for the server. Then click save settings.

Give it a try.

:apple: Altemose :apple:
I just enabled/disabled, but it won't let the name be blank....still shows up in finder. :confused:
 

Altemose

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You have a pesky little router there. The best I can say to you is to go to Finder --> Preferences --> Sidebar and uncheck Bonjour Computers. This will give you a "All" list in Shared which you must click to see all network shares. This is kind of annoying but at least makes it a little less cluttered. :cool:
 

jbsmithmac

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You have a pesky little router there. The best I can say to you is to go to Finder --> Preferences --> Sidebar and uncheck Bonjour Computers. This will give you a "All" list in Shared which you must click to see all network shares. This is kind of annoying but at least makes it a little less cluttered. :cool:
Does seem odd...nonetheless thanks for the help!
 

jbsmithmac

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Are there any options in there to disable CIFS/SMB/NFS/AFP?
That's what I was originally looking for but none that I could find. That's why I went in and turned off a. The "servers" thinking they were just named weird... But still no luck.
 

sliceoftoast

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Have you come across anything called uPnP ? Turn that off see if that makes a difference. If you click on the device in the finder does it bring up a connect as or list anything in the finder window?
 

jbsmithmac

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Have you come across anything called uPnP ? Turn that off see if that makes a difference. If you click on the device in the finder does it bring up a connect as or list anything in the finder window?
I'm try this tonight... But I think I already have.

Yeah when I click on it it tries to connect, then fails, then gives me the connect as option. Trying connect as with the routers admin id and password fails as well... I have no other id or password for it.
 

jbsmithmac

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I'm try this tonight... But I think I already have.

Yeah when I click on it it tries to connect, then fails, then gives me the connect as option. Trying connect as with the routers admin id and password fails as well... I have no other id or password for it.
The upnp is what cisco calls the media server...so yeah we turned that off as noted earlier in the thread.
 
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