Should I be worried I can see a smart device that is not mine?

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  1. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Version 21H2
       #11

    bro67 said:
    It is because the neighbors have the tv set to allow second screen. Take a walk and introduce yourself to them, explain nicely that your computer is picking up their tv.

    Allow them to let you show them how to lock the tv to not allow anyone from being able to connect to it.

    A lot of people that get the Smart TV's, just plug them in and do not access the smart features, or may not know how to lock down guest access.
    Must recheck that one on mine again, in case.
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  2. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Version 21H2
       #12

    hollyoaks777 said:
    Yeah I have encryption thanks guys.
    Your Welcome, i tend to use the better encryption WAP2 myself, best protection.
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  3. Posts : 8,687
    Mac OS Catalina
       #13

    jds63 said:
    Your Welcome, i tend to use the better encryption WAP2 myself, best protection.
    That has nothing to do with the Smart TV using a Beacon to tell Miracast capable devices that it is available to stream to.
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    Mac OS Catalina
       #14

    jds63 said:
    Must recheck that one on mine again, in case.
    Miracast is nice if you have a reason to use it. But with that Beacon alive telling any and all devices that can pick it up, is not always a good thing. Too easy to find a vulnerability and push any contact that someone wants to show on a tv.

    I turned mine off on my Amazon Fire TV box, Blu-Ray and Smart TV, since we do not do any Second screen device connections on any of them.
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  5. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Version 21H2
       #15

    bro67 said:
    That has nothing to do with the Smart TV using a Beacon to tell Miracast capable devices that it is available to stream to.
    I was not aware of Miracast, but better encryption may help with certain other devices accessing your WiFi. Thanks for info i see Windows 10 does have this Miracast.
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  6. Posts : 408
    Windows 10 Pro
       #16

    If your "Windows Connect Now" service is running, it is prefectly normal (albeit annoying) to see third-party wireless devices (mobile phones mostly) in your netweok neigborhood.
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  7. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Version 21H2
       #17

    AndreyT said:
    If your "Windows Connect Now" service is running, it is prefectly normal (albeit annoying) to see third-party wireless devices (mobile phones mostly) in your netweok neigborhood.
    Good to know, but i see it runs manually in Services.msc only starts when needed.
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