Tldr: devices without current password connecting to my wifi
My kids/wife shared my wifi password with guests. I have a guest ssid set up but they got the "real" ssid and password.
I changed my ssid and password and went through the trouble of reconnecting all my devices to the new ssid and password. Problem solved, right? No!!!!
Anyone with an iPhone that had previously connected to the network simply connects back without the new password. In fact I suspect even iPhone that haven't connected before somehow share the password from other iPhone and are able to connect.
How do I stop then from connecting to my network. I want to stop their device and then allow them to connect only using the guest password.
The app should be upgraded to allow (optional for those tech enough) to use standard Mac ID based and other security features that other routers allow.
The current interface is great in keeping it simple and it just works for many users, but those who can, should be given more control like other routers (Mac ID, black and white list, port forwarding.... etc)
Hope you are able to see this thread. Your reply to the other similar thread should have worked for me, but the ios/apple guys messed it all up.
Can you please share any thoughts experiences you have w.r.t apple devices in this context?
It's not exactly clear what's happening here, but Apple has a couple of features here that could be coming into play. The first is saving WiFi network passwords in iCloud. That is intended to allow easy connection of all Apple devices used by a single person (e.g., enter the password on your phone, connect your iPad). That feature shouldn't get around changing the network password, though. The other feature does allow sharing a network password between devices owned by different people who are near each other. But, that requires an explicit action by the user of the device that has the password. So, like I said, I don't know what's going on in your situation. But, I think what I'd do is maybe change the password again, and then only give the guest network password to your family (which is a little draconian, but hopefully it will help you figure out what may be happening).
Ask them to delete the network from their devices and give them the guest password instead?
Maybe your kids or wife have shared the network again after you changed the password?
Thanks everyone for your replies.
It seems (I am not 100% sure), the issue could simply be how the connected devices are displayed in the list.
These devices are probably connecting to the guest network (as I want them to). The only way I found out is when I tried to remove the old password from a guests phone and they only had the guest ssid.
In short this seems to be a user error and we can "close this issue".
Appreciate everyone's help and apologize for wasting your time