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THE UNKNOWN CONNECTED ACTIVITY IN MY HOME NETWORK


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Dear all,

Please help me to explain what is this device/activity connected to my Home Network, the unknown device has IP address : 169.254.16.241 and I didn't recognized it in Home Network Mapp as disappeared it, as per screenshot attached.

Awaiting the information.

B/regards,

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9 hours ago, HANDJOJO said:

the unknown device has IP address : 169.254.16.241 and I didn't recognized it in Home Network Mapp as disappeared it,

The device shown is your router. The IP address shown is in the APIPA address range of 169.254.xxx.xxx which is a local based non-routable temporary IP address used when the router has an issue with contacting your ISP DHCP server to receive a session IPv4/6 lease address. You can read about APIPA here: https://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia/term/37858/apipa .

Usually the DHCP handshaking process is resolved in a short period of time as you observed and is of no concern. If the assigned APIPA address remains for an extended period after PC startup, it means there is an issue with the DHCP server within your router communicating with your ISP DHCP server. Or the reverse, an issue with ISP DHCP servers. Usually a hard reset of the router will resolve the issue.

One issue with the Eset firewall is it does not have default rules to handle APIPA address range connections. Hence, the blocked network connections your posted screen shot shows. 

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