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Wifi security check

Hi there,

Could somebody help me with this WIFI list in our area? My network SSID is VM9746186 - my concern is the entry the line below - marked as HIDDEN on my network name. 

Excuse the wet behind the ears question but is somebody piggy backing my network - I don't see why my SSID would come up twice?

It's a hub 3 and WPS2 is enabled.

Many thanks!

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Re: Wifi security check

Hello

The reason why yours comes up twice will be that the hub has both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz frequency and the way the hub 3 is setup is for both of these to have the same SSID.

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Re: Wifi security check

I did some digging and it looks as if the Hidden portion may be related to the mesh networking that's been added to the hubs 3 and 4 by VM

https://www.trustedreviews.com/news/virgin-media-finally-adds-wireless-mesh-with-intelligent-wifi-pl...

https://community.meraki.com/t5/Wireless-LAN/Hidden-SSID-on-my-network/td-p/32090

@ModTeam - Can we get confirmation of this in order to put the OP's mind at rest?

Tim

 

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