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Mon, Nov 6, 2017 3:12 PM

access point broadcasting out of date SSIDs

Hello,

I have been broadcating an SSID for a long time. At first it was protected via WPA2, then some letters that have been capitals are now small. Now I went back to the same SSID but with no password authentication. I have noticed some access points broadcasting these 3 SSIDs in the same time.

What would be the solution for them to erase old SSIDs from their configuration?

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3 years ago

How do you verify that the AP's broadcast those old SSID's?Are they listed on the AP details page?

If it's only a client 'seeing' them, then it's common that some clients remember old SSID's based on BSSID (MAC of AP) for some time.

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3 years ago

Hi Jakob,

Thank you for the reply,

It appears on the phone with a strong signal, you can connect to it too.

Thanks
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Are these Solo/Standalone mode APs, and maybe you forgot to reconfigure one/some of them with the new SSID?

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They are all managed by a SmartZone 100.

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Ok, then you can see what SSID's each AP is broadcasting, on the statuspage for each AP.There is a list with SSID & BSSID's for each radio.
A quick way to see what radios is broadcasting the SSID's, is with a tool like NetSpot (in discovery mode).

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If you are on a Mac, and can connect to the SSID, you can Option-Click on the AirPort menu item and get details about the AP and connection of your wifi.