I recently purchased a Roku Ultra because it can be connected via Ethernet cable. I do not have or want wifi in my house. I have had this thing for a month and then my wife noticed her iPad was picking this thing up as an available network connection ? The cheesy instructions it came with said nothing about this feature and now I have to wonder who has been accessing my internet through this thing ??? Is there a way to disable it ? I do not want wifi in my house under any circumstances. I tried to call tech support and got someone in another country who could barely speak English. And had no idea what I was talking about telling me that it wasn't possible. It is possible because as soon as I unplugged the Roku box the available Roku network on my wife's iPad disappeared. This is very creepy and disturbing.
Your Roku remote uses WiFi direct. It's not an AP.
You can disable the WiFi if you want. You first need to unpair your remote by taking the batteries out and restarting your Roku.
Then Settings->System->Advanced system settings->Device connect (disable device connect) to turn off WiFi.
Of course, you'd better have a working IR remote or have a working Roku remote app (Android or IOS) if you then expect to do anything with the Roku, otherwise it just becomes a brick. I don't think the Ultra has a hardware factory reset button to recover with (?).
there is a reset button on the bottom I noticed.
Ok, so if I leave it as is there is no way someone can get on my internet ? Sorry if these questions seem ignorant but I am older and not real tech savvy and learned a very painful lesson years ago from having a wifi router. I just want to make sure there is no way someone could get on this thing and use it for nefarious purposes.
Thank you for the replies.