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Multiple 'user tried to login' messages in router event log

MrT
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Multiple 'user tried to login' messages in router event log

I have a laptop running Windows XP Home and a desktop running Windows 7 both connected to my TG585v7 router by ethernet.
When I boot the laptop first, I get 1 login event which is expected. On booting the desktop second, I get no further login events recorded on the router.
When I boot the desktop first, I get a login event recorded about every 30 seconds. These continue even after I boot the laptop.
Anyone any idea why I get this bizarre report?
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Re: Multiple 'user tried to login' messages in router event log

Is that address the one you get from the attached devices as it doesn't look as though it should be
MrT
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Re: Multiple 'user tried to login' messages in router event log

192.168.1.70 is the assigned address of the desktop PC
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Re: Multiple 'user tried to login' messages in router event log

Is it a Netgear router
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Re: Multiple 'user tried to login' messages in router event log

It's a Thomson TG585v7 as detailed in my first post.  Wink
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Re: Multiple 'user tried to login' messages in router event log

Embarrassed must read more carefully  Embarrassed
Are you running Routerstats or similar on the desktop
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Re: Multiple 'user tried to login' messages in router event log

Not running routerstats or anything like that.
Don't know whether it gives any clues but I have Norton Internet Security on the laptop and McAfee on the desktop.
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Re: Multiple 'user tried to login' messages in router event log

Not really. I know that network discovery is switched off on the desktop. SWMBO is using the desktop at the moment so when it's available, I'll see what else is running and may be causing this strange event log.
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Re: Multiple 'user tried to login' messages in router event log

It's very strange behaviour. The desktop was switched off before I got to it. On restarting it, the regular login events no longer occur.  Undecided