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My internet speed got slow recently. I did some troubleshooting, the usual stuff: checked the cables, tinkered with the settings, etc. I also used Wifi Analyser to look up the least crowded channel, but then I saw that there"s another strong SSID on the same channel:https://i.imgur.com/Jycd0qk.jpgNot knowing what it is, I switched to another channel, and the DIRECT-SYSDESKTOP-CP******* followed in the new channel. Obviously it must have originated from my modem.Since my internet speed is still crawling, I decided to reset the modem. And after that, I saw this:https://i.imgur.com/Yy3WBPd.jpgI guess there"s no running away from it. But at least my speed is back up to normal now.So my question is: why is my modem broadcasting another SSID? And is it anything to be worried about?
It could possibly be for different channels, my router does this for 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz.EDIT: I meant frequencies.
I really doubt it. I can"t connect to it using any known password. And the mystery SSID doesn"t match the default SSID even after reset.
It seems a little strange to me that the SSIDs have different signal strengths if they are originating from the same device. I run multiple SSIDs and they all have the same signal strength.Do you by any chance have a smart TV or a wi-fi accessible printer that allows you to connect directly without using a network?
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17 minutes ago Could it be your PC is acting as a WiFi hotspot?This link shows how to enable/disable.You might be on to something here. I checked the PC settings and the SSID is exactly the same as the "mystery" one! But I"ve never ever used my PC as a mobile hotspot before. Just to be safe, I disabled the adapter alogether.And now the "mystery" SSID is gone! Thank you so much!