How to solve Ralink Linux Client Problem

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Ralink Linux Client showing up in Windows network


Many Windows users have reported an entry named RalinkLinuxClient is listed among Computers as a part of the network upon opening This PC. Upon observing the same, the first perception is that the system might be hacked. We cannot deny that possibility and would make sure that the system is not compromised for any reason. However, in the usual scenario, it might be another device connected to the same network.

Ralink Linux Client is basically an internal chipset used by many devices like routers, etc. Ralink is the manufacturing company of the chipset and holds the largest share in the market. Since it is an internal chip, we would never know which product is using it since the brand of the product would be different. Eg. A Samsung television might be using a Ralink chipset.

In many cases, it was found that the Ralink client was nothing but a smart TV connected to the same network and in other cases, an outdoor camera. This could be checked by temporarily switching Off these external devices and observing if the RalinkLinuxClient still remains.

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