Mystery device in TM

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Mystery device in TM

Postby drepouille » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:13 pm

I've got a mystery device showing up in TM when I click on Get Connected Devices, and look in the Public zone.

linux 192.168.110.124 30:45:11:aa:fd:40 Texas Instruments

I don't think it's a wired device, since there are only two RJ-45 jacks in the building. I don't remember seeing any other devices connected to the firewall.

It's possible that this is a device in the building, or maybe even in the surrounding neighborhood. I don't think it is an FM device, since they should be using the Facility Zone.
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Re: Mystery device in TM

Postby russellhltn » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:29 pm

drepouille wrote:I don't think it is an FM device, since they should be using the Facility Zone.
Operative word "should". FM zone doesn't have WiFi and the installer may not have wanted to run a cable. The main purpose of the FM zone is it allows access to church employees from outside the building. If the only purpose was to get time, or to sync to the cloud, then Public Zone would work fine.

You might want to check the offices for a printer/print server box. I don't know as we could rule out an Android phone of some type. Android is based on Linux and has any number of manufacturers. Otherwise, I'd say it's either an FM device or neighborhood hacker.

A satellite receiver would show up as "Cisco".
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Re: Mystery device in TM

Postby lajackson » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:03 pm

I would propose a 99% chance it is a device the FM group has installed. Thermostat, energy usage monitoring device, security system or camera. Some type of IoT (Internet of Things) device. Those are the things made by Texas Instruments, and the MAC address says the device is, in fact, manufactured by TI.

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Re: Mystery device in TM

Postby russellhltn » Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:15 pm

Has the device been added to the Group Policy Manager in TM (to avoid the splash screen)? If it has, it might have a descriptive name. If not, it may not work too well.
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