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I just got Panaramic WiFi and read in the instructional manual to go to myprofile and privacy settings to turn off Cox Hotspot. I go to the page and can't find where I can turn off the Cox Hotspot. I don't want to have strangers log into my home network. I work from home and my company tracks all internet traffic.
can someone help me turn the hotspot off?
Cox Hotspot is separate from your home network and your Cox internet account according to the FAQ at the bottom of the support page -
That being said, if your profile privacy settings page doesn’t contain Cox Hotspot, you’ll have to contact Cox to work it out.
Just another reason not to rent Cox's Panoramic junk, IMO.
An enabled Hotspot may not affect your privacy, data usage, bandwidth or WiFi frequency; but it would affect the performance of the hardware within your Panoramic. Something has to serve the outside requests. Wouldn't Hotspotters consume your memory, processing and broadcasting resources?
I believe the Hotspot is limited to 4-5 client devices... but, as you say, it does use the same radio and associated hardware...