Bandwidth overload on network

October 23, 2013 at 12:28:12
Specs: Androids and Ipods, 2.16/3G
Our bandwidth is peaking on our network. Question: If Androids or Ipods are in the vicinity of an access point (router),and the phone automatically detects the access point, can network bandwidth be used by that phone even if it's not logged onto the access point?

I found 4 smartphones that had detected a nearby router, but were not logged onto the router. After I had those phones turn off their wi-fi's our bandwidth use dropped dramatically!



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October 23, 2013 at 23:56:08
Yes, you don't need to enter any log-on or wireless key to have access to the local home network, it's just internet access that's not possible without the wireless key.
But bandwidth shouldn't be affected unless data is being transferred.

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October 28, 2013 at 15:42:52
That is absolutely incorrect. You cannot gain access to the router or the local network it creates without the network key, it is not just for getting on the Internet.
What would be the point of that?

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