I changed the wireless key again, reconnected my android phone with the new key and the unknown device was still there... I'm sure a "hacker" would not have had the time to reconnect so now I'm less worried about an intrusion and just curious about how this device would be showing up as a connection option. There is only one ethernet connected device (my tv) so I suspect it is somehow coming from there... I have owned this TV for over a year and never seen this oddly named option though.
I would think that it is a "saved" device from some other network but I sometimes have trouble getting my TV to show up so I don't think it would show a device that isn't currently connected.
Again any thoughts? Any sort of guess would be appreciated...
Preface: I am a software engineer so I do have some level of knowledge in this subject but I freely admit I am in no way a networking or security expert....
I have a smart TV and frequently use the "share via home networking" option to play videos from my Samsung phone to my Samsung tv. Yesterday when I went to play a video I noticed an unknown device option so I freaked out, changed my wireless and router password thinking someone was using my network. Today, I saw the same device back there after the password changes. My network is set to wpa/wpa2/FT psk. I also looked on the list of connected devices on my router and didn't see anything I didn't recognize (both times). I have very few "smart devices" and have no idea what this thing could be. The name is "ash and christie" which does not seem like a default name and I do not know anyone with either of those names. It appears to be some sort of audio device.
Anything I am missing? What should I do about this??
Thanks for your responses.