Smart meters change of internet service provider

  Kevin Wood 09:33 04 Jul 2018
Answered

I have recently changed my internet service provider but yet my smart meter is still shown as connected to my network even though I have not given it the access code (wpa2 secure) for it to connect My question is simple how has the smart meter managed to connect and avoid asking to join my home network. It just seems to have done it automatically thus giving me doubts on security of my network If the smart meter can do it, so can anything else with the same technology, rendering my wpa2 security password obsolete

  BRYNIT 12:43 04 Jul 2018

Your smart meter does not use your internet I believe it connects via its own SIM card and sends data over a mobile GSM network.

  mrcalif 16:55 04 Jul 2018

The HAN. (Home Area Network) That's the bit that shows you the usage usually utilises the ZigBee Protocol for communications and is independent of you LAN.

  Forum Editor 22:20 05 Jul 2018

When you say the meter is 'still shown' as connected, do you mean the meter is saying this, or your Windows network device list?

  mrcalif 23:11 05 Jul 2018
Answer

There are not Domestic Smart meters in the UK that connect to the customers home LAN.

I repeat, There are not Domestic Smart meters in the UK that connect to the customers home LAN.

  Forum Editor 11:32 06 Jul 2018

I am involved in a research project involving smart meters, and if you get a moment I would be very grateful if you could answer the question I asked above.

Many thanks.

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