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Windows 7: Network overview shows unknown switch

11 Mar 2016   #1
Bumpie

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Network overview shows unknown switch

I have a small home network (3 PCs and a laptop). These are all with a single cable connected to my router. The wireless signal, I use just to be able to home with my tablet on the internet and GSM. My modem Eurodoc 3.0 is a wireless modem with router. (An all-in-one device Telenet). When I ask a view of my network , I see a switch wich wasn't there before, Compal Broadband Networks, Inc. CH6541. The MAC address of this is almost exactly the same as the MAC address of my router, only the last digit / symbol is different. I found this odd. When I contact my provider Telenet, they say I do have no switch. I find it very strange that in my statement still spot a switch, which also has almost the same MAC address as my router. Further I see on my list 2 APs (WAP121) while I have no additional access points in the home. I suspect that in my list are the details of my neighbors. Can anyone give me some clarity here? Infected with virus? Network hacked? Is there someone messing with my network? Can I remove the switch? My PC: ASUS and Compaq, OS: on both Windows 7 Ultimate.


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