I've been trying to analyze some WiFi issues in my house using
airodump-ng and noticed that there's a lot of traffic on a BSSID beginning with
00:25:00, which Wireshark's OUI lookup says is assigned to Apple... but the BSSID doesn't match any network I have, and the SSIDs don't match any of the devices.
How do I know it's an AppleTV? When I bring the scanner near one of them, its signal goes from the -60 dBm range to the -30 dBm range. I repeat for the other two Apple TVs and their signals go up as well.
The reported SSIDs don't match any device I have on my network and the BSSID they're "connected" to isn't any device I have (in fact, I don't currently have any Apple APs).
These devices seem very chatty. While watching a YouTube video one one AppleTV,
airodump-ng reported a few thousand frames from the AppleTV's real SSID, and 10k frames between the three other SSIDs.
Why are the AppleTVs making their own network and why are they so chatty?