Unknown divice in AirPort menu

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macswitcha2, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. macswitcha2 macrumors 65816

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    When I click on the AirPort icon, under devices, I see "print server 65576F."

    Where is this coming from? Is AirPort picking up this server from somewhere else? And, should I be concerned about security?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Where are you clicking the AirPort icon? On the Menu Bar? No, you don't need to worry about security. It most likely represents a print server on the network you're connected to, or have connected to in the past.
     
  3. macswitcha2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, that's where I'm clicking. I never saw it. How do I remove it or block t?
     
  4. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    The menu bar Airport drop-down shows all broadcast networks that your Mac can see. Unless you're in the middle of nowhere, it's quite common to see other nearby networks in the list--sometimes a lot of them.

    It's not a security issue, it just means someone nearby has a network named "print server 65576F"--probably a wireless printer in a nearby house or apartment left on the default configuration.

    I can see between 2 and 4 other networks from my house, and up to six visible at my workplace.
     

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