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    Mystery Hardware installed by Win 8.1

    I did a clean install of Win 8 Pro and then Windows 8.1 Pro..everything works, but when I went to Devices and Printers to install an HP printer I saw a device added called LG(WebOSTV) under Multimedia Devices additionally identified as a Digital Media Renderer.

    I attempted to search on the web for an instance of this happening, and I couldn't find one. I thought about removing the device but I don't know what a Digital Media Renderer does. I don't have any devices by LG on this PC and I'm not connected to TV service. Oddly enough we have an LG OLED Smart TV that is connect to the web via WiFi but this PC is connected to the web via ethernet. I don't know whether or not I can/should remove this mystery device that I'm not sure even exists.

    Assistance would be appreciated.

    Diane
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    I'm pretty sure the device is your TV, even without a wireless adapter in your PC, it's still possible to detect wireless devices connected to your router/LAN.

    You can test this by using WiFi Guard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by satrow View Post
    I'm pretty sure the device is your TV, even without a wireless adapter in your PC, it's still possible to detect wireless devices connected to your router/LAN.

    You can test this by using WiFi Guard.
    Thanks alot....that's what it is. I never heard of such a thing.

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