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Some time ago I established a small home network with 2 PC's and Playstation. Playstation now swapped for XBox - with the help of generous people on this forum.

Both PC's run XP Home with all latestest patches. I run Trend Internet security.

When I open Trend and then look into the network that Trend shows, it now (as of about 30 or 4o days ago) shows up the normal PC's etc but also shows up another device which is always on a 5.0.0.1 IP and don't understand the IP or what it may be.

I have security set and also passwords.

I am not sure what this is and have tried blocking but this does not seem to cause any issues or drop it.

Any idea's if this is ok or stranger?

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I have no idea what that 5.0.0.1 address is, but it's certainly not normal.

Exactly where does this show up? Are you seeing this in the firewall logs?
 

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The place I see it is when I open Trend program it has a tab for Home network. I select that and it refreses the network of PC's. So if 2 are on line it will show both.

It always seems to show this 'Unknown' PC device on the 5.0.0.1 IP Address. It also shows a mac address.

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John

Just ran IPConfig and found an Ethernet adaptor for Hamachi. See below:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\User>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.3
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1

Ethernet adapter Hamachi:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 5.160.199.241
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.0.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

C:\Documents and Settings\User>

Could this be the 'Unknown' PC. If so is it safe?

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That explains it. Do you have Hamachi installed for a reason? If not, I'd uninstall it.
 
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