My wife’s MacBookPro can swipe the password for my WiFi Network and log itself on automatically? I’ve never typed the WiFi password into the Laptop, but it seems that it can connect by itself. I changed the password, turned off the phones and the MacBook’s wifi message is,
“The wifi network xxxx requires a WPA2/WPA3 password. You can access this wifi network by bringing your laptop near any iphone, ipad or other Mac which has already connected to this network and has you in their contacts”.
Actually, my wife’s phone is a Samsung Galaxy 10, but that’s beside the point. The laptop, after it has logged in, has correctly been given a unique address that is within my wifi network VLAN 3 ip range. The 2 phones are also in the same VLAN (3) also with unique ip addresses. Neither phone can “see” the other phone, but apparently the laptop and the Galaxy 10 can exchange information even before the laptop has logged into the wifi network. Information exchange does not take place using my older Samsung Galaxy 6.
I wonder if someone has an explanation for this type of password swiping? Did I make a mistake in my router setup? It seems that anyone walking by with my wife’s name in their contact list can log on to my wifi network…? Will the MacBookPro constantly be trying to swipe passwords from other phones and laptops?
SOHO Mk3 firmware v.8.0.2
Band: 5G “force”
VLAN 3 set up for wifi clients
inter VLAN routing “unchecked”
Galaxy 10 phone has WPA3