Why has a rogue item appeared in the shared list (Mac HD) together with other network devices?

Philip Long November 8, 2012

This rogue item “192-169-30-108” suddenly appeared this morning, as a device in my SHARED network list. It looks like an IP address (, so I checked the IP of my router – it’s, so that’s not it. And Pinging gets no reply.

It doesn’t have any properties.

I can’t see how to get rid of it, don’t like the look of it, never seen it before.

Help !!!!!!!!!

  1. Gerhard Tinned
    January 21, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Hope it is solved with the last comments. But here one tip. The name “192-169-30-108? is the network name of the device. To find its IP is easy. just "ping" the name and it should show you the real IP. :-)

  2. Freud Iomc
    November 20, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    All your base are belong to us!

  3. Adam Campbell
    November 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    First off I assume that you are referring to the bonjour browser in a side panel of a Finder window. I am not an expert in networking and bonjour, but I have played with it a little. Here is what I would do in a situation like this.

    edit--After thinking a little more about this, that name (in this case number) that pops up may not even be the IP of whatever it is, that machine has set its name to “192-169-30-108? which isn't even the proper format for an IP address

    1. Perform a local area network scan, one (free) tool for this is called LANscan in the Mac App Store.
    2. If the IP pops up again you know that it is real. if it doesn't that is ok
    3. If it doesn't, take a look at the machines that do pop up, go investigate their settings and see if one of their network names is “192-169-30-108?

    • Philip Long
      November 8, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      Thanks Adam,
      I think you are pretty close.
      I've since found what it is - I have a windows partition on my Macbook, which prior to yesterday was called "macbook-xp" when viewed in my Windows computer and when Macbook booted into the Windows partition. Yesterday it's name changed to “192-169-30-108?. Been busy since then, will get back soon to figure it all out.

      • Christopher Webb
        November 15, 2012 at 5:52 am

        But unnerving no?