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Vizio TV broadcasting as an unsecured wifi hotspot

by Lorenzo1492 / July 17, 2017 3:57 AM PDT

My Vizio television is broadcasting as an open, unsecured wifi network. I was able to select it with my phone and obtain wifi access without any password.
I canot find any way to either prevent this or to secure it with a password.

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Did you check prior discussions on this?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2017 4:50 AM PDT
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Temporary fix
by S0ULIDGE / January 22, 2018 1:37 PM PST

Are you using a tv that needs an app to set up? If so I have found a simple work around for this after finding out I had the same problem. Reset your tv to factory settings and follow the set up. Instead of accepting the vizio terms to cast just skip them. The wifi connection should not show up anymore. I hope this helps.

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