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Network "other devices" showing too many connections

in windows explorer (W10PRO) under other devices I see icons for EVERY network connection in the house. How do I adjust what "other devices show." See attached.


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normanml

8/22/2022 - Mon
arnold

You could look at disable discovery on Windows 10
The fios devices have shared resources, disabling those, might get the. From the lit.
Roku provides a way for you to project onto it from your system, directly or via chromecast
Some come in UPNP like networks devices...
Dr. Klahn

If you want to see only physical devices existing inside this particular system, bring up Device Manager (devmgmt.msc) and look under Network Adapters.
normanml

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Sure, I see them. You're not suggesting I disable them? I had been doing some network sharing work and to troubleshoot one problem, I flushed the DNS. After that the fios icons appeared.

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arnold

you can disable the UPNP options on the FIOS, I gather you are not using the computer to manage the FIOS devices.

What is the issue with the presence of this in the view?
Pick one of the FIOS devices and see what can you do when you click on them.

On the sharing side, did you enable sharing, activate network discovery, lower encryption threshold?
normanml

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Yes, sharing is enabled and is network discovery. And I toggled UPNP without noticing and change in explorers other devices. At your suggestion, I picked one of the fios devices  right/left clicked and all I got was "create shortcuts" and properties with no tabs and just back information. And you're right, tere is no real issue per see with the new display, which, I think, came and I ran ipconfig thus:

  • Type "ipconfig /flushdns" and press Enter.
  • Type "ipconfig /registerdns" and press Enter.
  • Type "ipconfig /release" and press Enter.
  • Type "ipconfig /renew" and press Enter.
  • Type "netsh winsock reset" and press Enter.

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I think you're above my pay grade here. TV is coax. You turn it on and off you go. Stream though Roku, which I guess you could say is PNP. Need Network discovery because I share data with a co-writer on an external HD to my PC. Also have an NAS for backup attached to router.
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Just what I needed Arnold. You summed up everything nicely and offered a number of solutions. Thanks.