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How can I seperate my devices from my landlord's devices?

cToro
Community Member

My landlord and I share internet and everytime he plays music or cast a video to any of his devices it shows up on my phone. How can I seperate his devices/ hide them without going through the trouble and cost of setting up my own wifi?

Thanks

1 Recommended Answer

RXShorty
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi @cToro

If you are on the same WiFi network, this will be complicated.

Can't the landlord set up a different WiFi SSID for your use only?
For example, set up a guest network.

Security and privacy-wise, this setup is not recommended. Your being on the same network gives your landlord access to your connected systems. 🙄

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RXShorty
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi @cToro

If you are on the same WiFi network, this will be complicated.

Can't the landlord set up a different WiFi SSID for your use only?
For example, set up a guest network.

Security and privacy-wise, this setup is not recommended. Your being on the same network gives your landlord access to your connected systems. 🙄

MplsCustomer
Bronze
Bronze

Google Nest has some access and security problems when using the same Wi-Fi. If I go to my son's house and bring up the Google Home app while connected to his Wi-Fi, I see SOME of his Google Nest devices along with the ones in our Google Nest "home/structure" even though neither of us is a member of the other's "household".

Juni
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

@cToro, thanks for posting. Chiming in to double check if everything is good here. Hoping your query was answered by @RXShorty and @MplsCustomer (Appreciate the help). If you're still in need of any assistance, feel free to let us know by updating this thread.

Thanks,

Juni

Dan_A
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

I wanted to follow up and see if you still need help. Please let me know if you are still having any concerns or questions from here, as I would be happy to take a closer look and assist you further.

Best,

Dan

cToro
Community Member

Thing is, in my country at least it is more common to share internet when you rent an apartment because internet is often included in the rent. I think there should be a setting to hide devices that are not yours and restrict access to own devices (I think this exists). But setting up a guest network will be a good choice, thanks for your help

Dan_A
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi cToro,

 

I understand. While the option to restrict access to your device when connected to the same network isn't an option, it would be best to send feedback about this using the Google Home app. Here's how. Let me know if you have other questions and concerns otherwise, I'll be locking this thread after 24 hours.

 

Best regards,

Dan