Strange name in my network.

  registered 18:37 25 Aug 2019
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Just checked devices that are connected to my home network and was surprised to see something called mustang.On right clicking it i get, manufacturer mustang,model, kfmuwi,model No kfmuwi,I can see a mac address cc:9e:a2:5b:e7:5b When checking this on google it comes back as Amazon vendors list.Don`t know what this is.I have purchased from Amazon in the past.I have changed my ISP password as a precaution.Can anyone tell me if i should be concerned with this please? When i changed my password and then checked my network again it had disappeared.Checking again today it was back.I have two laptops and a desktop on my network.

  Secret-Squirrel 09:53 26 Aug 2019

registered, I doubt that there's anything sinister going on.

Are you sure that you don't have any Amazon devices at home such as a Fire tablet or even their TV stick?

I have changed my ISP password as a precaution.

That won't stop unauthorised devices from connecting to your router. If you're still worried then login to your home router and change the wireless password. Note that afterwards you'll need to reconnect with that new password on all your wireless devices.

  registered 11:55 26 Aug 2019

Thanks for the reply secret squirrel.I don`t have any Amazon devices at home.But will look at seeing if i can change my wireless password Not to sure how to do that.

  Secret-Squirrel 12:04 26 Aug 2019

I don`t have any Amazon devices at home.

Ah, OK then.

..........change my wireless password Not to sure how to do that.

If you let me know your router's make and model then I'll help you with that.

  registered 17:23 27 Aug 2019

My router is one supplied by Plusnet.Its a sagecom Model 2704n.

  registered 17:34 27 Aug 2019

Secret Squirrel i have downloaded a prog Wireless Network Watcher.I have checked this at different times and there is no mention of mustang or any other unknown names.

  Secret-Squirrel 18:34 27 Aug 2019

..................Wireless Network Watcher.I have checked this at different times and there is no mention of mustang or any other unknown names.

That's very reassuring but bear in mind that WNW can take several minutes to display every device on your network so don't rely on what it lists immediately after you launch it.

........supplied by Plusnet.Its a sagecom Model 2704n.

Default PlusNet wireless passwords are very strong so there's little chance of yours being hacked or compromised. If you do decide to change it then this nice chap from PlusNet will show you how.

  registered 19:33 27 Aug 2019

secret-squirrel thank you for the link and the time you have taken to help me with this query.I will continue to check with Wireless Network Watcher and see how things go.Again many thanks for your help.

  Janae Powell 11:03 09 Oct 2019

To prevent your private data from leaking it's better to use vpn. Cause now you've got a weird name, tomorrow your credit card will be used by someone else. There's a lot of url=[click here vpn[/url], I personally never use internet without turning it on.

  Janae Powell 11:04 09 Oct 2019

To prevent your private data from leaking it's better to use vpn. Cause now you've got a weird name, tomorrow your credit card will be used by someone else. There's a lot of free vpn, I personally never use internet without turning it on.

  mrgrumpy 11:48 09 Oct 2019

Open the internet settings by right clicking the icon that looks like a monitor , I am sure you already know how to do that.

Somewhere in you settings you should see a list of different ways of connecting to the internet such as your own hub and other users in the immediate area such as wifi hotspots or shops etc if you are near any. Is the thing you are talking about listed here and can you remove or just disable it. If you can you need to do it on all 3 machines.

I user a B.T. Home hub so I am unfamiliar with plusnet , you say you changed the password but on all pc's have you or can you make the hub unhackable by using a secure wireless conection keycode . If you can and you have lost the code it is usually printed on the base of a hub.

If you do a secure wireless keycode go back through you 3 machines and make sure the details you have told is about are still deleted.

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