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 Post subject: PopWifi showing my wifi
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:24 am 
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I recently started getting notifications on my Android Phone. They say -"Connect to insert my wifi name here" and "Save data- Use our Wi-fi!".

It's showing my wifi as a public wifi to connect to. I have a great password, but I'm wondering why it would broadcast to invite people to connect to my wifi!.


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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:26 am 
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Is your phone connected to your WiFi? If not it may be your phone trying to save data on your plan. Is that message coming up on other phones you haven't authorized to connect? What is your provider and do you use their supplied access point? Note that . In that case you might look into providing your own router/access point. I would look into it, let me know what you find... Scott.


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I don't even have service on my android phone. I only have wifi enabled on my Dir 655 router so I can surf the web on my android phone at night while in bed. Otherwise I don't use the wifi. I use Time Warner Cable/Spectrum for Cable internet service. I use the supplied cable modem/router for home phone service and it is/should be in bridge mode. The wifi light isn't even lit up on the cable modem so I know that's not it and it's the SSID for the wifi I enabled on my dlink.


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I would change your router and access point passwords. It could also be somebody nearby creating a to deceive you. Scott.


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