Unrecognized Cisco device. Can you help?

Maplebewaring
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edited January 8, 2020 in Devices & Security #1

I have two Cisco devices in my network I don’t recognize. I am a likely target of the bastards who like their power. I am not techy I have one iPhone One MacBook what are these?

ciscoDP - numbera


both have in and out symbol almost like infinity

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  • Ciaran
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    @Maplebewaring thank you for the query, I have slightly changed the title to reflect the content which will hopefully help other members assist. Thanks
    Ciaran (Admin at Fing)

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  • Marc
    Marc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 2,660
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    @Maplebewaring , would you know if your running a VPN or are you connecting securely to your work network with, say, the laptop or phone?  
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  • OrangeBucket
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    OK so you have one iPhone and one MacBook. What router do you have? Do you have Smart TVs or set top boxes or anything like that? Are any TV or phone services available via your ISP, even if you don't subscribe?

    When you say 'CiscoDP - numbera', where exactly do you see that? What IP address is allocated? Something in the same sort of range your phone and laptop get? Or something a bit different that doesn't look so random (e.g. ending in .2 or .254)?

    I didn't follow the in / out like infinity bit.

    CiscoDP might mean Cisco Discovery Protocol. Unfortunately I know diddly-squat about that.

  • Scooby
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    Does the "in and out symbol almost like infinity" look like the one for "Router", as seen in the picture below?
    a screenshot of the Fingbox digitalfence watched device with the devices list
    If so, then that would be for your router, or your ISP provided modem/router combo. Cisco does make cable modems. I used to have a Cisco DPC 3010 cable modem.

  • kltaylor
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    The device is 'in range' meaning it may be a neighbor's television, but looking at the screenshot it doesn't have an IP address.  It's within range but has not connected to your LAN.
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  • Marc
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    Hey @kltaylor , that might be true if he was looking at the digital fence section, but I always assumed if it’s under the home network, then it on that home network and hence could not be a spurious item. Interesting....

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  • kltaylor
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    Ahh, good point @Marc.  I didn't think about that.
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