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Mon, May 14, 2018 9:25 PM

Hidden SSIS's I didn't create showing on scanner

Hello,
When using a WiFi Scanner for signal issues I am seeing Hidden networks that I didn't create and they are from MY network. What are the hidden network or signals being broadcast from the AP's ? In WiFi Analyzer they show as question marks and show they belong to Ruckus.

Thank you
Joseph

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2 years ago

You have any wireless devices running off it ?  wireless mice etc ?  anything like that might appear.  You could disable any hardware like that and see if the ???? disappears.

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2 years ago

Thanks for the reply. Nope let meshow an image that will be better that the way I asked it. This iscoming from the AP's howeverI do have a few WLAN's turned OFF on the ZD I don't know if that is an issue or if this still just brodacast management beacons.

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2 years ago

Do you have mesh enabled?

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2 years ago

Yes I do. Is that it!? I tried everything on the controller and totally forgot about that. I cannot check at the moment but what do you think

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2 years ago

I'd say it's likely the case.  The mesh SSID is hidden, and 5GHz only on capable APs.  You could try disabling mesh on a specific AP and see if it disappears from the scan.

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2 years ago

Yep makes perfect sense. I knew that and forgot about it. Ok thanks I will update thread tomorrow.

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2 years ago

Well I cannot do it via GUI and  cannot find a command line command to disable mesh on the controller. I did however snifff some packet and some of the hidden networks are Sonos backhaul mesh and some are Ruckus. So I still want to disasble mesh and see what happens. 

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You can do it on an individual AP basis, or per AP group on 9.13+.  It isn't allowed to disable it globally as this could permanently isolate mesh APs you may have.

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Hey Mitchel thanks. I didn’t know that. Will give it a go tomorrow. I am on 10.1.1 build 26

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Well finally got around to it and that was it on my end. Thanks for pointing that out.