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Password required with an open wireless network

I have a Mikrotik Rb951G-2Hnd. I reset the factory settings with the default configurations.
Port 1 is connected to the internet and I checked the connectivity with the ping utility.
In this condition the wifi is open and enabled and connecting to the wifi network there should be internet connection.
When, with a smartphone, I try to connect to the wireless network, the smartphone (IOS and Android) requires the password!
Both devices show the network as "Open" but then ask for the password!
Does anyone have any idea why?

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An Open network can still have a login page.

So nothing wrong with that.

Mikrotik models are not as common and I find I often have to dive back into the manuals. Most folk don't want that and will have to call them for support.

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Passwords on all networks are essential

An open network is a network where all users that are part of the network can access the network wherein you are exposing your device and all your traffic to all other users of that network.
A password is required to prevent neighbors to take advantage of your bandwidth and hackers from getting your private information like bank accounts etc.

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Try a recan on your phone settings

When you connect to the same WiFi network from your computer does it ask for the password?
2. Prior to resetting the router maybe a password was configured and the phone has it saved as part of its logs so it asks for the password again. If this is the case go to the phone Wifi settings, click on forget network and then do a rescan.

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