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Old March 21st 19, 08:50 PM posted to,,alt.windows7.general
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Default Two connected devices

In, on Wed, 20 Mar 2019 23:24:29 +0100, "Carlos
E.R." wrote:

On 19/03/2019 22.14, MikeS wrote:
On 19/03/2019 09:10, micky wrote:
I've been using this setup, of an Android phone as a hotspot, with a
laptop running win7, for about 5 months over the last 13 months, and it
works fine.

Today, under Portable Hotspot, it shows that I have two devices
connected.** One is my PC and the other is a0:28:ed:ad:4e:4e

I don't remember if there was a way to use encryption or require a
password, but wouldn't a second hotspot user just be getting data to and
from the cellular connection to the web, not from me?

An Android phone used as a hotspot is no different to a router with
regard to security. The same for any other phone.

Well, it has fewer options. We can't configure the firewall, for instance.

There are settings to select the type of security (encryption) and the
key/password. If you set it to no security or used an obvious password
you have only yourself to blame if somebody else is using your hotspot.


I want to be like Johnny Appleseed, sprinkling my data wherever I go.