Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,737,213 Members 40,175 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

Question regarding Chromecast Wi-Fi security

Tip us?
 
jonathanxx1
Old
#1  
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 49
Posts: 370
Join Date: Jan 2013
Default Question regarding Chromecast Wi-Fi security

Hi,
I noticed that my Chromecast Wi-Fi icon is not secured I mean it looks open unlike my router Wi-Fi connection.
Does that mean that any of my neighbor could use my Wi-Fi ?

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda app-developers app
 
rbeavers
Old
#2  
rbeavers's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 76
Posts: 675
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Columbus Ohio
If your Wi-Fi is password protected your fine.

Sent from my PHOTON Q using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
Screwed by Google. Canceled ICS upgrade on my Moto Photon 4G.

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE - CM 11.0 Nightlies - On ting.com - only Pay for what you GET.
Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Kit Kat Stock rooted, twrp recovery. "too new for ting"
Kindle Fire (Replaced USB Charging Port!) CM 11

Retired, Kids Toys, Gave Away &/or Bricked; HTC G1, Samsung Moment, 2 Photon 4G's, Samsung Nexus S 4G.
 
ahecht
Old
#3  
ahecht's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 211
Posts: 378
Join Date: Oct 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonathanxx1 View Post
Hi,
I noticed that my Chromecast Wi-Fi icon is not secured I mean it looks open unlike my router Wi-Fi connection.
Does that mean that any of my neighbor could use my Wi-Fi ?

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda app-developers app
The chromecast wifi network is only used for the initial setup of the device. Once you've given the chromecast your home wifi information it will use that instead. If your home wifi is secure, the chromecast won't change that.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes