RING DOORBELL DEVICE IS NOW SHOWING THAT ITS BRAND IS “APPLE”
PLEASE HELP!! Super grateful for any ideas or thoughts on this exhausting Ring/Apple Brand HUNT I have been on for almost a week!
I recently downloaded Fing. Have been using it for about a week now. I have definitely found suspicious activity, which is exactly why I searched for this kind of app. When I initially downloaded this app, of course I immediately scanned my network and my Ring Doorbell appeared and looked normal and was normal. A few days later, it changed it’s brand to Apple.
Quick backstory - After downloading fing, running several scans that same day everything seemed normal, and pretty in line with my home routers device list. The NEXT day in the evening, I ran another scan of my network, everything looked in order. Devices online, we’re in fact being used and devices offline were exactly correct. 20 mins or so later, decided to run another scan… right away I noticed that one of my tv streaming devices that was offline, was now online but now appearing that it’s “new brand” was Apple and better yet, it was specific in name “Apple Airport Express.” This completely threw me off. I immediately opened that tv streaming device and it appeared that all access was enabled to mirror, as well as Airplay and also enables internet as the ability to connect to other devices. I did check the devices on my router shortly after discovering this and that same device read as what that live streaming device was with the correct model information. I reset that tv streaming device, reconnected my home Wi-Fi, had Fing scan my network and everything was back to normal.
Bringing this topic current.. The next day, in running another scan, I noticed immediately that my Ring Doorbell device now had iOS next to it. I opened up that device on Fing, and it now shows that the brand of my Ring Doorbell, apparently is now Apple. The Model and Version also changed and now reads that it is an iOS Model and an iOS Version. However, the IP address has stayed the same, as well as the Host Name. I have spent easily a full day of hours, combing through the Ring device settings, every nook/crannie on my iPhone, all of my laptop settings, deleting so much and clearing ALL data everywhere. I have googled forever trying to find an answer. I am really hoping this is my final stop. PLEASE HELP... THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!
Btw- I am pretty sure if I reset or uninstall/reinstall Ring, it would bring everything back to normal? Maybe? I haven’t done that yet because I really want to get to the bottom of this.
The person living in my home temporarily, is the person behind this. There is another device that is showing up when scanning called “Generic” no real info other than the IP address to figure out what it really is; I suspect possibly some device, gadget, dongle, etc - used for internet connection maybe? I don’t know. This mysterious Generic Device is not showing up on my routers connected devices. (What I do know about this generic device, is if I reset my Modem the IP address changes. I did a search on the initial IP address that showed up on this generic device before I did a reset on my modem, and found that this device with that initial IP is known to be the WAN IP of the WeCast Wireless Dongle.) All I can say, is I have looked high and low, for any sign of anything that might support that finding. Still looking… Any help with this additional issue would be amazing too!!
With the Ring issue - Is it possible that the Wi-Fi on Ring or my Ring device is being used somehow to divert this possible “external modem/dongle” aka “mysterious Generic device” to avoid appearing on my network?
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