Airport Wifi Device

PBear

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I just noticed this on my early 2015 13 inch MBP Retina's Airport Device list under the list of networks, OS X 10.11.6. Is there some device connected to my MBP or is the MBP connected to some device? Screen Shot 2017-02-05 at 11.37.03 PM.png
 

Cheryl

Rosie Moderator
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It appears to be your MBP connected to a wifi connection that is not very strong and has the name of a smilie face emjoi
 

JazzAzz

Registered
It is telling you, "Don't Worry be Happy.">>LOL. Just don't do anything, putting out any sensitive, personal info out there :)
 

PBear

Registered
Is there any way to find some info of the device with my MBP? I tried to right click it on the list but nothing came up.

@JazzAzz lol
 

DeltaMac

Tech
You _might_ see some wifi information about that device, by Option-clicking on the wifi menu, then mouse across that item in the list of other wifi networks.
You should see about 12 lines of various wifi info on the network that YOU are connected to, and mousing across other networks will show similar information in a popup. That "device", whatever it is, might also show some wifi information when you pause your mouse on the device when you have the Option-click menu open.

You should see the same info, in your System Information, click on System Report, then down to Network/Wi-Fi. You will see a detailed list of your WiFi interface, and every network that your Wifi card "sees".
I don't have any devices that show up as a wifi device.
But, I might expect that a device that is not network-able appears as a device. If information appears, it may tell you the "PHY Mode" (such as 802.11n), and the channel that it is transmitting on.
The BSSID, if that is visible, might be used to determine the manufacturer of the device (or at least the manufacturer of the wireless chip.
Maybe something like a wireless webcam, or something else that uses a wireless connection
 
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