Mysterious phone located on my network

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So I just noticed something very interesting on my network. There's an unidentified phone on it. I have no idea where it came from. It doesn't belong to anyone in my family. Should I be concerned? Is it detecting someone's phone nearby? Or do you think someone actually has access to my network? If so, what should I do?
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How did you find it? How do you know it’s a phone? Sometimes devices show up that have forgotten about. I would suggest changing your wireless network password at a minimum. That will force you to change the password on all active devices which should help in your troubleshooting.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Assuming this is Wi-Fi on your phone. Why are you worried? Wi-Fi can show available network when they available. If you did not join then no question about forget network. For safety, you can change your Wi-Fi password with complex one and check the same.
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  • ToddN2000
    Change your password to something strong. Upper and lower with a few special chjars and a minimum of 10 in length. The longer the better. Then see who may complain they cannot get on. Maybe someone created a hotspot and forgot about it. If it is someone, like a neighbor, using your wi-fi they must be close as wi-fi has a limited range..  
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