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Disable "wifi direct"


CatsPaw

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For some reason, on my TV, random phones have the ability to prompt a pop-up asking if they can connect to my TV via wi-fi direct. This is, obviously, quite annoying while I'm in the middle of using my TV for something.

I've never accepted access for any of these phones, and they're not on my wifi network. 

My TV is a 43um7300pu and I'm running 5.00.02, which is the current software. 

There appears to be no setting to disable connections via wifi direct in the menus.

Is there anything I can do stop these annoying popups? 

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@CatsPaw I do understand your annoyance with this, and also I think this can open up security concerns. I saw some older posts that stated older firmware DID have an option to turn this functionality off, but it has now dissappeared in the UI (settings) on most models.

If you can find the Facebook page or Twitter feed for LG, try commenting/complaining there, AND raise a support ticket with LG in your country. The more owners complain, the better chance you get  of getting that ability in a firware update in the future.

You could quote these links, or research more to find actual TV WiFi direct vulnerabilities to quote to LG support (other owners on here may know of these):

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/wifi-direct-insecure/
and
https://www.securityinobscurity.net/thoughts/thought-1019-01.htm 

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