RT-AC5300 Getting Rid of Ghost Device From Network List

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Pegasus9

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I had an HP PC several years ago. I got rid of it because it died.

The entry in the Network Map is still there. There is no reserved ip for the device either, it just won't go away.

Any suggestions?
 
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L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Have you rebooted the router? What firmware is installed? Do other devices on the network 'cache' the devices the network 'sees'?
 

Pegasus9

Occasional Visitor
Yes, many times. Merlin Firmware Version:386.3_2. None that I am aware of. This is not the first device to leave the network but the only one I am having a problem with still showing up in the router.
 

Pegasus9

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Thought rewording this might help get some input:

Deleted PC three plus years ago. Have booted router numerous times since then but the PC still appears on the client list. IP isn't reserved or found anywhere on the network. TRACERT shows no mapping and not held in any cache anywhere I can find.

Router running Merlin Firmware Version: 386.3_2.

Short of blowing the router up, how else can I get rid of it?
 

Pegasus9

Occasional Visitor
Okay, I had an epiphany, tried it, and it worked. Thought I would share in case anyone else ever runs into it.

Gave a second system the offending IP, brought it on line -- bang the ghost system vanished. Changed the IP, leaving the offending ip free to reappear, but so far it has not come back.

When a ghost won;t go into the light, give away its ip.
 

OzarkEdge

Part of the Furniture
Thought rewording this might help get some input:

Deleted PC three plus years ago. Have booted router numerous times since then but the PC still appears on the client list. IP isn't reserved or found anywhere on the network. TRACERT shows no mapping and not held in any cache anywhere I can find.

Router running Merlin Firmware Version: 386.3_2.

Short of blowing the router up, how else can I get rid of it?

Does it mean you have not reset the AC5300 in 3+ years of firmware updates?

OE
 

faria

Senior Member
Go to (Lan/ DHCP Server ) and press the arrow under "Client Name (MAC Address)" "show offline clients list" it will show all present and old devices that have connected to the router, from there you can delete ghost devices.
 
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Pegasus9

Occasional Visitor
Okay, I had an epiphany, tried it, and it worked. Thought I would share in case anyone else ever runs into it.

Gave a second system the offending IP, brought it on line -- bang the ghost system vanished. Changed the IP, leaving the offending ip free to reappear, but so far it has not come back.

When a ghost won;t go into the light, give away its ip.
Well, it lasted for only about 8 hours, then the ghost was back.
 

faria

Senior Member
Tried this and after an hour the ghost was back.
Well that's how i would expect a ghost to behave:):):) joking aside ,try and press "apply" after deleteting it at the bottom of the DHCP Server ) page.

Also go to Jffs/usericons and delete "your-old-pc- mac-adress.log file if exists.
 

Pegasus9

Occasional Visitor
Did so, walked through it again to be sure.

The entry for the PC is the last one in the list and shows active -- even though it does not exist.

I renamed it Poltergeist and it stuck.

It says it is a wired connection. I have unplugged all cables and it is still there.
 

faria

Senior Member
Did so, walked through it again to be sure.

The entry for the PC is the last one in the list and shows active -- even though it does not exist.

I renamed it Poltergeist and it stuck.

It says it is a wired connection. I have unplugged all cables and it is still there.
have you rebooted the router with all cables unplugged and rechecked?
 

Pegasus9

Occasional Visitor
..and then when I was almost asleep I remembered a file I created five years ago to allow WOL. A JFFS file that had the information for the PC I would use to access my system while on the road. I deleted the file with the old PCs information, rebooted the router -- and the ghost is gone.

This network is ghost free...
 

faria

Senior Member
..and then when I was almost asleep I remembered a file I created five years ago to allow WOL. A JFFS file that had the information for the PC I would use to access my system while on the road. I deleted the file with the old PCs information, rebooted the router -- and the ghost is gone.

This network is ghost free...
the Wol thing actually crossed my mind ,last knight but then i fell asleep. Im glad its sorted, or is it?:eek::eek::)
 

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