Actually you could still manage a Sense without WiFi with the phone, if you plug-in a different WiFi access point. Then you could use the Sense with the cable as a firewall and internet protection device. That’s how I use it. My Sense starts dropping off the WiFi connection repeatedly and regularly when around 8 or more WiFi devices connect to it. So I can’t use it as a WiFi access point. I use a different WiFi access point device that handles all IoT WiFi devices, phones, tablets, etc without a problem. The Sense is an excellent wired device and I wish I could disable the WiFi module to reduce airwave congestion. If someone disables WiFi and needs it back, they could always press the reset button.
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"Well sense's administration requires wifi to be ON" Almost... you can also administer Sense if you connect to it via another access point, which in turn is connected to Sense via ethernet cable. [Cable Modem]----[Sense]----[other WiFi access point] . . . . . [admin device (iOS/Android)] In this way you still have full admin access, viewing logs, monitoring devices, enabling / disabling features, etc. All that is missing, is to be able to switch off Sense WiFi. Why? Because the WiFi feature on my Sense is seriously playing up. If I connect several wireless devices, Sense starts randomly rebooting itself, which disrupts TV streaming. I discovered that using another WiFi access point brings back stability to Sense, while every device still benefits from the Sense monitoring, i.e. dodgy websites are still blocked. Before you ask, yes I tried doing a factory reset and re-configure, several times, before I gave up and plugged in another WiFi access point.
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