Adding a Wifi SSID Results in Duplicate - Android 11 (With screenshot)

rfb22

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Posted before, but forgot to include the screenshot. I have an Android 11 Moto phone with the latest updates

Not clear if this below is a bug or malware. If it is a bug I can't find a reference to it on a quick search. Anyone has any thoughts?

Every time I add a Wifi network it adds a duplicate of the same name (instead of just the one) to my saved networks. [Mod redacted link]

The SSID in the screenshot is not my current SSID (I just used a generic name for a screenshot). I changed the SSID on my router a few times. Every single time (including with my current SSID) when I add a network it automatically creates a duplicate instance like in the screenshot.

I have WiFi autoconnect disabled, only the 1st of the duplicates is ever recognized as connecting via the Android UI when I manually connect. The first one gets the IP address from my DHCP, the duplicate doesn't get an IP.

However by using Android SDK tools (via adb) I noticed that the duplicate Wifi occasionally sends and receives small amount of data (about 100-200 bytes), while I am connected to the real default network - the 1st WiFi entry. The duplicate WiFi network has default network value set to false.
 
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Welcome to Android Central! That's a good SSID name.:p

Does your router broadcast separate 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz SSIDs? Do you have any other Android devices you can test connect to the network?
 

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Yes, I am not doing "Smart Connect". The 2.4Ghz has an entirely different SSID with an entirely different WPA passphrase. It is only used for legacy devices.

I have never connected my Android device to the 2.4Ghz.

Yes I have an old Android 10 device also. It doesn't happen on that device.

What is even stranger is it didn't happen in my Android 11 device until recently.

So checking if any one else has seen this on their Android 11 device?