how do I disable the Hidden Network beacons that are broadcast from this XB8 ?
I noticed there are Hidden Network beacons being broadcast from this XB8.
Even after I disable the 3 network bands in the gateway's admin settings, (2.4GHz - 5GHz - 6GHz), there are still beacons being broadcast that omit any network name.
"Hidden Networks" that's often called.
There's no way in the XB8 gateway to turn off the radios. There's no way to stop it from broadcasting those beacons.
The only way to stop it is to unplug the XB8.
After googling this, I found a half dozen threads on reddit that also complain about it, with XB8, XB7, maybe even earlier Xfinity gateways.
It's undocumented, surreptitious, raises security concerns, and it's just plain creepy.
I've already spent 5+ hours with online Xfinity Chat agents, with voice-phone Tech Support agents, and escalated to Supervisors.
It just goes in circles and I'm really beginning to fume.
If I can't get some info what this Hidden Network beacon monkey business is about, and how to stop it, I'm just going to shipcan this XB8 and ship it back.