PC Server 'mac001ec212402a' showing up in Finder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ksavorate, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. ksavorate macrumors newbie

    ksavorate

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    #1
    Hello,
    For a while now, this weird PC server has been showing up in my Finder sidebar.
    It's sometimes there and sometimes not there.
    I don't have any PCs in my house and I'm sure no PCs are connected to our password
    protected wireless network.

    I have an Airport Extreme base station with a Airport Express extending that network and another Airport Express (connected to my network) connected to a printer.

    I read on a forum somewhere that it might be the Airport Extreme.

    How do I get rid of this PC server?

    Thanks!

    Here is a picture:

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  2. LTX macrumors regular

    LTX

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    That is the format of a network device's MAC address (00-1E-C2-12-40-2A). Look on the AirPort Express and AirPort Extreme labels to see which one of these has that MAC address on it. If one of them matches, you don't need to worry about it and can ignore the entry in Finder. If you want to get rid of it, though, I'm not sure how.
     
  3. ksavorate thread starter macrumors newbie

    ksavorate

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    I checked and none of them matched. Could it possibly be one of the Macs?
     
  4. zephead macrumors 68000

    zephead

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    Seeing those doesn't necessarily mean they're on your network, it just means that those computers are within range and they have file sharing turned on.
     
  5. toolbox macrumors 68020

    toolbox

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    Are you running any virtual machines? like vmware? They will show up in the finder window when there active.
     
  6. ksavorate thread starter macrumors newbie

    ksavorate

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    For some reason, it seems to go away when the other Macs in my house turn off...I don't think it's a near by PC...
     
  7. Objectivist-C macrumors 6502

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    Are you sharing your connection via ethernet on one of your Macs?

    EDIT:

    Yes, it does, actually.
     
  8. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Yes it does. You need to be connected to the same network in order for them to be detected with Bonjour.
     

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