I've already had the initial setup done for at least a year now and have not currently/actively initiated a new setup, but when my wifi scans for SSID's it' showing this:
Any good reason it's doing this?
Thanks for the help, @JillG
@J_Scott_Elblein, Thanks for reaching out and for providing detailed information on your issue — these are of great help! Your Google Home Mini appears as a hotspot only when it's lost the access to the internet. It might have been disconnected from your Wi-Fi during that time, that's why it’s emitting a signal so you can set it up. How is it now? Were you able to reset and set it up again as suggested by JillG? Check the steps below to set up your Home Mini.
Check this link for more information.
Hope this helps.
Thanks Juni. That does make some sense that it would go into that mode if it can't connect to the net. I guess the question in this case then is why it suddenly couldn't connect and went into that mode. I've seen this happen a few times before with this Mini as well.
The Mini is literally about 10 feet from the nearest router, unobstructed, as well as the network being part of a 3 router mesh with ample signal strength and coverage, and none of them were down at the time.
In either case, it seems to have found it's way back on it's own and stopped broadcasting itself, so (thankfully) no need to go through the entire setup process and config all over again. I already have way too many things on my list of ToDo's, lol.