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What is auto connecting to Hotspot?

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jdub1970
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No matter where I am, this keeps auto connecting to my password protected Hotspot. Anyone know what it is?

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maird
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The MAC address header 90:F1:57 belongs to Garmin International (though it may be being forged by the host). However, do you have a Garmin device used outdoors and gave it the cool name "rogue" to reflect your outdoor fun?

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LongHiker
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@jdub1970 Have you tried changing the hotspot password? 

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jdub1970
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Yes I changed it. Sorry I wasn't clear. I'm just curious if any tech gurus may know what this is.
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LongHiker
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@jdub1970 In the Mobile Hotspot settings, do you have Auto Hotspot enabled? 

With this enabled, anything logged into your Samsung account (and Family sharing if enabled) will automatically know the details of your Hotspot and can join it. 

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jdub1970
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That's the weird thing. I've never had auto or family enabled. And yesterday was the first time I've seen this.
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maird
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The MAC address header 90:F1:57 belongs to Garmin International (though it may be being forged by the host). However, do you have a Garmin device used outdoors and gave it the cool name "rogue" to reflect your outdoor fun?
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jdub1970
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That explains it. I didn't know how to find the owner of the MAC. I never named it rogue..lol..well ill be changing that.. thanks maird
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You're welcome. Google will find the owner of a MAC address header (though actual uses can be easily forged), it's the first three hexadecimal numbers with colons between them, e.g. search the following on Google: mac header 90:f1:57
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@jdub1970 

you should definitely mark this post from @maird as your solution

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jdub1970
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Done
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