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Standard User michaelh
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 08-Jun-20 13:51:46
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Can't turn off BTWifi with Fon


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The last firmware upgrade turned it back on - I've logged into my BT account but can't find the place to turn it off again. The BT page doesn't seem to have the locations suggested by googling.

Michael
Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 08-Jun-20 15:00:28
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Re: Can't turn off BTWifi with Fon


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I managed to find where to do it but the web site is not loading properly so hard to direct you there.

To be honest, don't understand why anyone would want to opt out as it is such a darn useful feature to have with no downsides other than a very small fraction of your broadband being made available for others to use.

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Standard User dect
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 08-Jun-20 15:23:05
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Re: Can't turn off BTWifi with Fon


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To be honest, don't understand why anyone would want to opt out
And there was me thinking why would anyone want to opt in smile its like sharing your car with strangers everyday and them not paying for any of the petrol.


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Standard User MCM
(knowledge is power) Mon 08-Jun-20 15:30:27
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Re: Can't turn off BTWifi with Fon


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Using your terminology I'm pretty sure that over the years I've used far more of others petrol albeit only a drop at a time whilst wandering around London than others have mine. It's a very useful feature to have and use.
Standard User gary333
(committed) Mon 08-Jun-20 15:32:24
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Re: Can't turn off BTWifi with Fon


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In reply to a post by dect:
In reply to a post by gomezz:
To be honest, don't understand why anyone would want to opt out
And there was me thinking why would anyone want to opt in smile its like sharing your car with strangers everyday and them not paying for any of the petrol.


LMAO - i like that one smile.

On Virgin Media it makes a little bit more sense as they give (or at least used to) it's own dedicated channel which has no effect on your own speed. However, on BT I wouldn't want anyone talking my already low capacity away from me. Even if it's only 5mb or so.

I've always turned them off on either service as my tin foil hat wearing brain thinks, what if someone could find a way to hack in and cross the VLAN's somehow.

Edited by gary333 (Mon 08-Jun-20 15:33:24)

Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 08-Jun-20 17:13:43
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Re: Can't turn off BTWifi with Fon


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I have it turned ON and I use plenty from others customers when out ... so why not. The amount used is small and unless you are trying to stream at full bandwidth all day you will never notice.

In my case, the other user would need to be parked in my drive to even see the connection. My neighbours can probably connect however they have 70+Mbps connection of their own so unlikely to need mine.


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Standard User michaelh
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 08-Jun-20 20:07:28
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I have it turned ON and I use plenty from others customers when out ... so why not. The amount used is small and unless you are trying to stream at full bandwidth all day you will never notice.

In my case, the other user would need to be parked in my drive to even see the connection. My neighbours can probably connect however they have 70+Mbps connection of their own so unlikely to need mine.


When I'm out I use my phone contract allowance or the restaurant's wifi. Why should I need to use someone's home network?

Michael
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 08-Jun-20 20:15:42
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And when there is no mobile coverage and you are not in a restaurant ... then what?


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Standard User michaelh
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 08-Jun-20 20:39:45
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And when there is no mobile coverage and you are not in a restaurant ... then what?


Then I get on with normal life. I don't need to be glued to Facebook or whatever every minute of the day and night.

Michael
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 08-Jun-20 21:02:04
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In reply to a post by MHC:
And when there is no mobile coverage and you are not in a restaurant ... then what?


Then I get on with normal life. I don't need to be glued to Facebook or whatever every minute of the day and night.


Some of us don't do "Facebook" and do use connections for work - I often get to places where mobile coverage in nil but will normally find a BT hotspot.


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