Hidden SSID on my network?

MarcAbaya
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Hidden SSID on my network?

Yesterday, I was testing my new WIFI scanning software (inSSIDer) and notice that my APs are broadcasting a hidden SSID as shown below:


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I don't recognize those MAC address but they are showing as Meraki and it's using the same channels as my APs. I check my list of SSIDs to make sure but they aren't. They are also not hidden in "SSID availability". Any ideas how to check this?

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MarcAbaya
New here

I also want to make sure that this is not just a bug for the INSSIDER software.

jdsilva
Kind of a big deal

It's the mesh SSID. You can disable it under Network-wide > General.

PhilipDAth
Kind of a big deal

I agree with @jdsilva it is for MESH networking - but I don't believe it can be turned off via the Dashboard.

It can be disabled, but I believe you have to request support to enable the toggle for it though. You did in the past anyhow. Not sure if they've defaulted it to being view-able for all or not.

 

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Nolan Herring | nolanwifi.com
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This Mesh setting appears to be enabled by default now. Nice! Now I can turn it off without opening a case with Meraki support.

Those are used for mesh routing and I believe some may be for how MRs handle band steering.

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