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Unknown device in cast list

  algernonymous 08:16 28 Mar 2019
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I just went to cast to my Chromecast and in the Select a device list has appeared a device - a Fire stick - unknown to me. Does this mean someone is connecting to my router (and using my internet connection)? I live in a block of flats.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:44 28 Mar 2019

Is it a shared router across all the flats or your own?

If you are not sure that your own router is secure then change the router SSID and the password.

  algernonymous 11:02 28 Mar 2019

Thanks for reply Fruit Bat. It's my own BT Hub 6 router. Did they crack the password to gain access to the list? If I change the items you state how do I know it won't happen again. Could you provide a link for straightforward instructions to change SSID and password please?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:33 28 Mar 2019

Have you a smart TV they sometimes come with Fir TV installed as one of the apps?

instructions click here

  algernonymous 05:52 29 Mar 2019

Fruit bat - Yes I have Smart Tv's but no Fire TV appears in Players/Apps. Thanks for link . Kevin - so you're saying I have nothing to worry about? It did have a person's name on it in the device list.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:16 29 Mar 2019

I would be annoyed if someone was casting to my TV or device from another network

check your settings.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:01 29 Mar 2019

Kevin Alders

Fire TV is built into some TVs since 2017 but only recently in the UK Toshiba and Insignia being the main sets.

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