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I see this listed in my home router:

Device : COM-MID1

It has an IP address, but is not connected. Could this be anything to do with me trying to connect a TV to my home network?

Just in case it's relevant the router is a BT 2700HGV.

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From what I can see it seems to be a generic name for media devices like TVs or Blu-Ray players, probably used when the router cannot detect the actual model name. So yes, it's most likely the result of your trying to hook up your TV.

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Thank you. I agree, especially now I have collected more evidence. – Guy Thomas Dec 11 '12 at 21:20

If you can see the mac address you can do a lookup and find out the manufacturer which might give you a clue

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For example, here's a site that let me lookup my mystery COM-MID1 device: – jwhitlock Jan 25 '15 at 19:27

I have that in my list. It is my Panasonic Smart TV.

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This adds nothing to the accepted answer. – Chenmunka Mar 13 '15 at 15:05

in my case, it's a Wifibridge from a Smart TV (it converts wifi in lan)

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I think you mean that you also have a device on your network called COM-MID1 and that is a smart TV reachable through a Wifibridge. Is that correct? – Sander Steffann Jan 16 '13 at 22:58

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