I have an unknown device that is connecting to my wifi router, and can't figure out what it is to save my life. I've never seen it before and haven't bought any new devices lately, it seems to have appeared out of the blue.
From my router admin page I can see the device reports as:
name: BRWD44B5EFDBFA0 MAC: D4-4B-5E-FD-BF-A0
I have looked up this MAC address and it reports the maker as:
TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
Ok fine, you can check out their website and see they make wifi/bluetooth chips that are used in various devices. Not very informative.
I also tried using nmap to scan the device, I have never used nmap before but tried a command I found in a similar answer:
nmap -v -Pn -p 1-65535 192.168.0.4 Starting Nmap 7.12 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2016-05-31 20:14 MDT Initiating Parallel DNS resolution of 1 host. at 20:14 Completed Parallel DNS resolution of 1 host. at 20:14, 0.02s elapsed Initiating Connect Scan at 20:14 Scanning 192.168.0.4 [65535 ports] Completed Connect Scan at 20:14, 1.85s elapsed (65535 total ports) Nmap scan report for 192.168.0.4 Host is up (0.000017s latency). All 65535 scanned ports on 192.168.0.4 are filtered Read data files from: /usr/local/bin/../share/nmap Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 1.93 seconds
Which seems to indicate all ports are unreachable, so no luck determining what services or OS is running on this device.
In the statistics section of my router I can see this device is still connected and regularly transmitting a packet or two every second, but still have no idea what it is or what it's sending.
I know I can block this device by changing my WPA2 password or by filtering this MAC address, but I really need to know what it is first. What else can I do to find out what this device is or where it is physically located?