I have been noticing my Google Pixel XL's battery draining very quickly for some time and I assumed it was the phone itself. However, after I accidentally left my phone connected to my IoT wifi network (not protected by Firewalla) one day, my battery life improved dramatically. After switching back to my normal home wifi network (protected by Firewalla), it drained quickly again.
Using wireshark, I see that the Firewalla is constantly sending ARP broadcasts as part of its ARP poisoning mechanism. I wonder if this could be having a side effect of making devices use more energy as they never get a chance to idle. Is anyone else noticing fast battery drain on their Firewalla-protected neetworks?
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