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taylor-tomt
Posts: 231
Registered: ‎11-19-2010
My Device: Z10, Playbook

Z10 storage and access. Z10 storage showing up on PC with Z10 wireless access OFF?

I have storage and access using wi-fi set to 'off' and yet, on my PC (where I have BB link installed), I get two drives automatically mapped from my Z10.

One is the media card and the other is the internal memory.

 

Why are these drives being mapped via wi-fi if I have it 'off' on the Z10?

 

Am I missing something?

 

I have not enabled this setting to ON yet. When I turn it to ON, it prompts to setup a wifi access password. I just hit cancel at this point.

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sdgardne
Posts: 47,755
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: Z10 storage and access. Z10 storage showing up on PC with Z10 wireless access OFF?

Hello,

No, you are missing nothing. If you even once connect via USB your Z10 to that computer with Link, then Link will "punch through" the setting on the Z10, and map the drives no matter what you set on the Z10. You also can via WiFi use Link to do what it can do, still regardless of the on-device setting.

There is plenty of debate as to if this is a security problem or not...I think it is, personally. But I have yet to find (honestly, I haven't actually dug around yet) anything official as to if this is WAD (Working As Designed) or a bug.

Hope that helps!

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scopewizard
Posts: 26
Registered: ‎02-07-2013
My Device: Blackberry Z10

Re: Z10 storage and access. Z10 storage showing up on PC with Z10 wireless access OFF?

This how you can turn that off.


Install BB link on computer.

Plug phone into usb.

When phone show in Link(bottom), select it

Select settings(wheel) at the top right.
Menu appears,

Find Wireless Sync

Uncheck - turn on wireless connections to computer.

 

You are done.

 

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