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"Espressif Inc" shows up as connected device on my Asus router

Discussion in 'General Network Security' started by jbaugh, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. jbaugh

    jbaugh New Around Here

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    Tonight I noticed a strange entry in the list of clients on my Asus router. I've never seen this before and I'm worried if it is a security risk. The client's name is listed as "Espressif Inc". The only thing I've done differently recently is to enable the AiProtection feature on my router. Could this be related? Do I need to be worried or take some action? What action? Thanks.
    John
     
  2. roadwrenchtech

    roadwrenchtech Occasional Visitor

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    I've noticed the client list can be a bit clunky on Asus routers. I would suggest wifiman or fing android app for your phone. Easy to run a network scan and see what all is connected at any time and some info about it. Seems like the name you found is common in smart plugs and other simple devices using wifi.
     
  3. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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  4. jbaugh

    jbaugh New Around Here

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    Thanks for the info. I'm going to give wifiman a try and see what I come up with.