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I have had instances where I saw a suspicious entity on the network....turns out it was my network printer. Lol.

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These posts reported seeing "detective" in networks also.

The only idea they can come up with that I seen is a worm or something trying to spoof MAC addresses.

What kind of router you got? It'd be a really good idea to block all MAC addresses but your own.

People are also seeing this problem with wire-only routers. Wireless security may not solve it.

EDIT: Missed where you said 2wire the first time... checking documentation now.
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so yea, Ive never played on a 2wire netty - but Id imagine they use proprietary GUIs and whatnot. As someone mentioned before it could just be a 2wire service sniffing out other connects, Id turn that feature OFF - read a help guide or the manual or something - it should mention the 'detective service' if its part of their crap.

If you can not get the MAC address filtering on (its where you input MAC addresses to be explicitly forbidden, or you can switch it to adding the MAC addresses only to be allowed to connect to the router/switch.) Then a REAL easy way to fix this if you have no wifi knowledge at all is to stop using wifi and go back to wired until you learn more. Or you could always call customer service and see if they can be helpful.
    
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I have the same router, 2wire 1800HG and I am pretty familiar with the interface. Send me a PM if you need help navigating around or figuring out how to block them from accessing your router.
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