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Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 6:37 PM

Does gigapower modem broadcast a Hotspot?

I have the gigapower modem 5268ac and I see an extra wifi signal that has no name and is unknown.

Does this wifi modem broadcast a signal for a public hotspot?

If so, how can I turn it off?

My internet connections have really slowed down here recently.

ACE - Guru

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992 Messages

6 years ago

AFAIK it does not. There should only be the one SSID for the active wifi.

Are you sure it's coming from the 5268AC?

Go here http://192.168.1.254/cgi-bin/wconfig.ha and disable wifi operation to see if the unknown signal stops.

Or just try and switch off the 5268 and see if the unknown signal disappears with it.

Tutor

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6 Messages

6 years ago

Thanks for the reply.

I have rebooted the modem and my named ssids disappear and so does the unknown signal. 

I am using a wifi analyzer that shows all wifi even the neighbors. I have even unplugged the modem and the unknown disappears and when it boots back up, it comes back on the same 2.4 channel as my other 2.4. 

 

I use a guest and the regular wifi that both I renamed and always an unknown signal right with them and same channel. The mac address doesnt match any of my devices.

 

Thanks

ACE - Guru

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992 Messages

6 years ago

Scholar

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93 Messages

6 years ago

Your wifi analyzer should be able to display the mac address of the hidden wifi ssid.  Compare that to the mac address of the gateway.  It should be nearly very close if the hidden wifi is coming from it, especially the first 6 characters.

Tutor

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6 Messages

6 years ago

Different mac address. this 3rd signal is equal in strength to my guest and normal network. whether weak in the back yard or standing next to the router. all three are equal. Same channel also.

 

I called AT&T and they didn't have a clue to what I was talking about. I have been very busy and haven't had a chance to delve into this and call tech support back.

Tutor

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6 Messages

6 years ago

It is a problem because it is unsecure and causes interference with my regular network

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