Yesterday, Network listing on Windows 10 file explorer showed me one external phone. Thus, I changed my router WiFi password just in case.
Nevertheless, I checked this today and I found 5 new phones appearing randomly for a few seconds.
I've found a similar question here, but no solution.
Here is an screenshot:
If I double click that I see: Model: LG-E465g, MAC: 48:59:29:b4:8d:87.
This happens on two PCs that were recently upgraded to Windows 10:
- one is connected through Ethernet (desktop PC)
- the other through WiFi (and I disabled Bluetooth)
I hadn't seen this issue before. I guess these are phones trying to connect to my network, I just don't understand why Windows shows them if they are not connected to my router.
Update: If I hide my SSID this issue stops. As soon as my router SSID is visible, phones start appearing again.
Update 2: I tried MAC filtering but is useless.