Unknown divice in AirPort menu

macswitcha2

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Oct 18, 2008
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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?
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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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.
 

macswitcha2

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Oct 18, 2008
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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.
Yes, that's where I'm clicking. I never saw it. How do I remove it or block t?
 

Makosuke

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Aug 15, 2001
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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.