Why have I got 2 bssid addresses has someone hacked my router

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  • Scooby
    Scooby Member Posts: 178
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    edited June 15, 2020 #2
    Not likely. Generally, most routers have two BSSIDs - one for the 2.5 GHz, and the other for the 5 GHz, wifi broadcasting ranges. Also, if you look at the MAC addresses, they are both very similar, except for the first two, and last two digits. When you see that, they, most likely, are from the same manufacturer, and for the same device. In this case, your router. MAC addresses that start with "X2", where the "X" can be any hexadecimal digit, are "locally" created MAC addresses. If you have a "guest" network available, it could be for that. Most routers create a "local" MAC address for the "guest" network, to keep it separate from your home network.