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Cannot identify new clients

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timfeld
Conversationalist

Cannot identify new clients

Hello - My two Meraki APs (MR16) send me a daily summary report. Several days ago some new devices appeared in the list. I cannot figure out what they are. I am not aware of anything new being added to the LAN. They appear every day (some days fewer and some days more) and I am suspicious. Below is a screenshot from the report. Does anyone have an idea what these devices might be?

 

Thanks!

 

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Raj66
Meraki Employee

Re: Cannot identify new clients

Probably Amazon fire tablets or kindle books... Whatever they are, they are consuming a good amount of your bandwidth. If you do not recognize these devices, may be a good idea to block them.

https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/Group_Policies_and_Blacklisting/Blocking_and_Whitelisting_Client...

 

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Raj

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jdsilva
Kind of a big deal

Re: Cannot identify new clients

Made by Amazon, and running Android? Sounds like a Fire tablet to me. Or perhaps a fire stick? 

 

Could be a kindle as well, but I don't know if those run Android.

BlakeRichardson
Kind of a big deal

Re: Cannot identify new clients

My wifes Kindle reports as a Android device on my home network. Whether it is actually running Android or not is another matter. 

Meraki CMNO, Ruckus WISE, Sonicwall CSSA, Allied Telesis CASE & CAI
Raj66
Meraki Employee

Re: Cannot identify new clients

Probably Amazon fire tablets or kindle books... Whatever they are, they are consuming a good amount of your bandwidth. If you do not recognize these devices, may be a good idea to block them.

https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/Group_Policies_and_Blacklisting/Blocking_and_Whitelisting_Client...

 

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Raj

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BlakeRichardson
Kind of a big deal

Re: Cannot identify new clients

@timfeld  do you use Amazon Fire TV sticks although the bandwidth looks a little low for video streaming. 

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BrechtSchamp
Kind of a big deal

Re: Cannot identify new clients

Could also be Amazon echo's streaming music? Any hints in the dashboard about what kind of applications those clients are using?

timfeld
Conversationalist

Re: Cannot identify new clients

Thanks Raj! This network has a fairly stable and predictable number of clients and types of clients. These appeared suddenly. I will take your advice and block them. Perhaps I will find out who they belong to when I start receiving comments regarding no wireless access 🙂

 

Thanks to everyone for the helpful suggestions!

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