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

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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.

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Joseph

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Karl Lavender

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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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Joseph

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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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Mitchell Axtell

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Do you have mesh enabled?
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Joseph

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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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Mitchell Axtell

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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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Joseph

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

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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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Mitchell Axtell

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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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Joseph

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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.