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Next doors phones & tablets
« on: 31 October 2018, 09:03:31 »

Appearing on Win 10 network.

I know they're harmless, as they're not accessing my router - but is there anyway to block them?

Internet not much help.

Do I just live with it?
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Re: Next doors phones & tablets
« Reply #1 on: 31 October 2018, 09:35:57 »

Appearing how?  As WiFi hotspots or as devices on your network?
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Re: Next doors phones & tablets
« Reply #2 on: 31 October 2018, 09:52:08 »

Appearing how?  As WiFi hotspots or as devices on your network?

Under phones - MAC address, no IP address, not connected to my router or home network.
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Re: Next doors phones & tablets
« Reply #3 on: 31 October 2018, 09:59:10 »

Sounds dodgy to me. Not sure why they would be visible in Windows (other than as unpaired wireless devices)  if they aren't connected to your router, but, then again, Windows. ::)
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Re: Next doors phones & tablets
« Reply #4 on: 31 October 2018, 10:00:07 »

Appearing how?  As WiFi hotspots or as devices on your network?

Under phones - MAC address, no IP address, not connected to my router or home network.

File Explorer> Network
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Re: Next doors phones & tablets
« Reply #5 on: 31 October 2018, 10:16:49 »

Solved it, you have to turn WPS off at router.
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Re: Next doors phones & tablets
« Reply #6 on: 31 October 2018, 10:31:02 »

Solved it, you have to turn WPS off at router.

 :o Erm, yeah.  Also change the default passcode for the WiFi....please......
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Re: Next doors phones & tablets
« Reply #7 on: 31 October 2018, 10:44:44 »

Solved it, you have to turn WPS off at router.

 :o Erm, yeah.  Also change the default passcode for the WiFi....please......

No need to do that, as I said, they are not connected to the router.

WPS when pressed on the router, enables quick access to your WiFi without divulging your password, mainly used for visitors to have temporary use of your WiFi.

WPS scans for local nearby devices, but does not connect them to your private secured network.

Now I've turned it off, all of next doors phones and tablets no longer show.

If you met my neighbours you would quickly realise that they are not IT literate.
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Re: Next doors phones & tablets
« Reply #8 on: 31 October 2018, 10:48:45 »

Reading more indepth discussions on the internet, it's a common but not serious problem.
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Re: Next doors phones & tablets
« Reply #9 on: 31 October 2018, 11:02:13 »

Awaits TB to contradict all of the above.... :'(
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Re: Next doors phones & tablets
« Reply #10 on: 31 October 2018, 11:04:30 »

My phone 'sees' several networks from the house, near end of terrace. Obviously can't connect without password, but on 3, so have no need to connect to any one else :D
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Re: Next doors phones & tablets
« Reply #11 on: 31 October 2018, 11:13:32 »

WPS has some major security vunerabilities.  Not all of them are easy to implement but it is generally accepted that best practice is to turn WPS off wherever it has raised its ugly head.  Unless you have a specific need for it, turn it off....please....
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Re: Next doors phones & tablets
« Reply #12 on: 31 October 2018, 15:05:33 »

What is this WPS?Where do I find it?How do you know if it's on or off and if on how do you turn it off?
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Re: Next doors phones & tablets
« Reply #13 on: 31 October 2018, 15:27:08 »

Login to the admin interface on your router, it'll be under wireless or security settings.
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Re: Next doors phones & tablets
« Reply #14 on: 31 October 2018, 16:55:50 »

WPS should only be enabled when you actually use it (either via web interface or the press button), and should disable itself when a client connects, or a short timeout.


At no point should you see other devices in Windows File Explorer, as it means they are able to broadcast/beacon on a network your Windows machine is also connected to.
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