View Full Version : Unknown Device on Mac Pro

03-09-2017, 04:04 AM
Hi i was wondering if anyone knew what this Device on my Mac could be? I have never noticed it until recently and was a little concerned. Thanks for any help.

03-09-2017, 07:52 AM
It "looks" like a device that is offering WiFi. It could be a phone that is near you and has it's access point enabled.

03-09-2017, 09:32 AM

03-09-2017, 10:15 AM
Got any HP printers close by? We have three at work and what you have showing up is similar to what we see from them. Look under printers and click the "+" to see what shows up.


08-15-2018, 06:07 AM
Thank you!! It was, sorry for the late response!

08-15-2018, 06:08 AM
Thanks, i found out it was a Churches printer across the street from my house!

08-15-2018, 09:21 AM
Thanks, i found out it was a Churches printer across the street from my house!

Oh man, so many opportunities to mess with them. :)

08-27-2018, 08:56 AM
Is this a timely warning about NOT connecting your printer wirelessly? Perhaps I am reading things into it that are not there! Not at all sure on this one at all but it might open things up to unwanted outside influences.

Very best regards from Keith in Derby England.

08-27-2018, 12:34 PM
Keith, I think that is not a warning. Most printers use security to make sure they are connected only to the computers authorized to print to them. But they still broadcast their name, so it's entirely possible that the OP could see it from across the street. But if he tried to connect, he would have to provide a password to do so. So it's safe to use wireless printing, as long as you use some measure of security with it.

08-27-2018, 04:51 PM
Same as networks available to your computer. The Mac picks them up but cannot access them, unless someone is using a network without a password!

For example apart from showing my dual channels, there are another nine networks listed. Just ignore.

08-27-2018, 05:24 PM
Oh man, so many opportunities to mess with them.

;D Funny, I had the same thoughts when reading this, and for both innocent parties. Evil smile here. :Smirk:

- Patrick

08-28-2018, 05:37 AM
Hi Jake and harryb2448, Thanks for forcing me to engage brain before jumping in feet first (bad habit of mine). It never entered my head before posting my comments!

Best regards from Keith in Derby England.