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Running Nighthawk app re-enables 5GHz SSID Broadcast

amonynuts
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Running Nighthawk app re-enables 5GHz SSID Broadcast

Nighthawk App V2.15.0.214.  Netgear RAX45-100NAS AX6 AX4300, firmware V1.0.10.110_2.0.75.

 

Simply running the Nighthawk App and connecting to the router re-enables SSID Broadcast on the 5GHz band.

 

To reproduce:

Step 1:  Disable SSID Broadcast on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz using the Basic Wireless Settings page on the //routerlogin.net web management portal (be sure to save settings).

Step 2:  Connect to router WiFi on your phone and log into the router using Nighthawk App.  Don't make any configuration changes.

Step 3:  Examine Basic Wireless Settings via //routerlogin.net and see that the "Enable SSID Broadcast" box has been re-enabled for the 5GHz band.

 

One can argue whether it's best to enable SSID Broadcast or not, but simply running the app should not change my WiFi settings.IMG_7123.JPG

 

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@amonynuts wrote:

Nighthawk App V2.15.0.214.  Netgear RAX45-100NAS AX6 AX4300, firmware V1.0.10.110_2.0.75.

 

Simply running the Nighthawk App and connecting to the router re-enables SSID Broadcast on the 5GHz band.

 


This is getting weird. Someone else recently reported that they cannot get the app to control guest wifi.

 

Which app is this? iOS or Android?

 

By the way, in Windows Alt+Print Screen is easier, and more elegant, than taking photos of a screen.

 

 

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amonynuts
Apprentice

Re: Running Nighthawk app re-enables 5GHz SSID Broadcast

@michaelkenward

I'm running the Nighthawk app under iOS version 15.3.1 on an iPhone-8.

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@amonynuts wrote:

@michaelkenward

I'm running the Nighthawk app under iOS version 15.3.1 on an iPhone-8.


Great. I've passed it on to the Netgear team.

 

That's two iOS "guest wifi" issues, but complelety different results.

 

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shadow-rider
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Re: Running Nighthawk app re-enables 5GHz SSID Broadcast

Have there been any updates to this problem?  I am having the same issue with the Nighthawk app.  It is re-enabling the 5GHz SSID broadcast every time sign in through the app.

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FURRYe38
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