Amazon Device randomly showing up on Network.

I've got a random Amazon KFAUWI device showing up on my network as a device beside my driver for my router. Can anyone help? I am sure it is not a device in my house, as everything is set to something we've done or one of our names. Can anyone tell me if i'm stupid or if this is a general happening?
 

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Sounds to me like you've got someone who hacked your Network's Password.  They shouldn't show up if they aren't a part of your network.

I would recommend changing your PW to something that is 16-32 characters in length, mixing capital and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters.  An example of personal favorite of mine is QWER!@#$qwer1234

Good luck!

Edit: Bad proofreader

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Happens to me too.  Has the name of austin.  I'm on a business network where password is changed monthly and is 20 characters or random stuff generated by keepass2...  no way its a weak wireless or network password.  I've seen the exact same thing on 4 different networks now at different locations with no device crossovers...  something about this sounds fishy.  Only started happening to clients after fall creators update that i've noticed anyway.

Device it says it is:

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I have an austin, too. Different mac address. Shows as a network device on my pc but not in the list of connected clients on the router. 

On Windows 10 1709 16299.64. I'm sure its something to do with a recent cumulative update.

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My pc has an AMD cpu. I wonder if that is relevant. One of the recent insider builds couldn't be installed on systems with AMD cpus.

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On another forum someone speculated that it was a wireless feature that see local devices, I would like to put that to rest as well, my computers don't have wireless, all of mine are wired in.

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Yes. The idea that it is a wireless feature is nonsense. If that were the case there would be an IP address showing in the properties, and on the router if applicable.

I think it's due to a bug in the Windows update (that seems to have vanished from my PC).

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I currently (28nov2017) have the same issue. 

Just found a site which identifies this device as an Amazon Fire 7 2017 Tablet.

https://www.handsetdetection.com/properties/devices/Amazon/KFAUWI

Still don't know how they are on my network unless it's part of Comcast Xfinitys "Free" WiFi created by Comcast to allow others to use all paid subscribers networks when they are supposedly away from home. I have also seen an Amazon Echo on my network as well. And Comcast wants to Kill Net Neutrality! Neighbors I suspect!  

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I do wonder, does anyone with the Amazon device popping up have an AMAZON Dash button(s)?

I have an Intel I7-6700K, I'm on DSL and have seen this popup just recently. I've blocked this MAC in my Router which is the only way any device would have access to my main PC. I also show a phone on my network from time to time that is Named acawhl_00651: HTC Bolt (2PYB2) just like this Amazon device.

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No. I don't any Dash buttons.

I have just had to reinstall my system (Creator's Fall (1709/16299.64), and now I have a suez, which appears when I first view the network devices and vanishes after a couple of minutes. It still doesn't have an IP address or appear in the list of devices connected to the router and I'm pretty sure it's a non-existent device. (I was on the Insider program when I first experienced this.)

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Had the same issue, Unknown Device in my Network named "austin", with same identifiers as the other posts here. After unsuccessfully trying to delete it, I turned off everything in my network and then turned everything back on, one-by-one, so I could identify and it has not returned. Just speculating but might have something to do with Dell update after the Windows Creator's Update last week, early December 2017. Dell is in Austin, TX. The Amazon identifier is still a puzzle. I am an Amazon Seller but can't see how anything I do in that area could be part of the issue. Hope this helps y'all resolve the issue.

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