Windows NETWORK scan shows many devices that are unknown on domain

Tim used Ask the Experts™
Just recently when I open File explorer and click on Network I now have over 100 new devices on my network which are unknown to me. I cannot ping the device or do a tracert however these device all show up on my network map when I am in my file explorer.

How can I find out where these devices are coming from? Everytime I go back to my file explorer there are more computers. It seems like we are connected to a network somewhere but all the VPN connections I have active are ones that legitimate connections.
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Download and run a tool called Netscan.  It will give you the details of any computer on your network.
TimSr. System Admin


The problem is I don't know any of the IP addressing on those machines because I cannot ping nor can I connect to any of the machines yet they still keep populating on my Network scan.
Jackie Man IT Manager
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Are you using a notebook computer?
Ok, that tool, if you run it, it will show you what the IP and Machine names are...

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