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WiFi hotspot adding unknown device via OnePlus 8T

  1. bhappyharsha
    Cupcake Dec 3, 2020

    bhappyharsha , via OnePlus 8T , Dec 3, 2020 :
    Hi,

    I've been connecting my laptop to my phone's WiFi hotspot and after the laptop is connected, I see another connection without any details about the device that's connected. It just connects a minute or two later.

    Nothing happens if I disconnect that device. The laptop is connected alright. I'm wondering what's that and if there's a way to find that out.

    thanks for your time.

    edit: updated with an image

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    regards,
    Sri Harsha
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2020

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  2. G_plusone
    Nougat Dec 3, 2020

    G_plusone , Dec 3, 2020 :
    This is happening even when your wifi Hotspot is password protected right?
     

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  3. bhappyharsha
    Cupcake Dec 4, 2020


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  4. G_plusone
    Nougat Dec 4, 2020

    G_plusone , Dec 4, 2020 :
    What happens when you disconnect the Mystery device ?
     

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  5. Private_002
    Cupcake Dec 4, 2020

  6. bhappyharsha
    Cupcake Dec 4, 2020

    bhappyharsha , via OnePlus 8T , Dec 4, 2020 :
    Nothing happens. It just disconnects. No impact on my laptop or in the phone.
     

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  7. G_plusone
    Nougat Dec 4, 2020

    G_plusone , Dec 4, 2020 :
    Does it connect to the second device again?
     

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  8. bhappyharsha
    Cupcake Dec 4, 2020

    bhappyharsha , via OnePlus 8T , Dec 4, 2020 :
    It doesn't till I turn off the hotspot and turn it back on. Once I turn it back on, it connects.
     

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  9. rh94
    Gingerbread Dec 4, 2020

    rh94 , via OnePlus 3T , Dec 4, 2020 :
    It might be some IOT devices you're using which is automatically connecting to the hotspot. You can change your password and see if the aforementioned device is still connecting or not.
     

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  10. G_plusone
    Nougat Dec 4, 2020

    G_plusone , Dec 4, 2020 :
    I am assuming that changing the password doesn't work and the second device still is persistent.
    Maybe you could reset 'Network settings' ?
    Only Network settings
     

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