Re: F12 EEEPC 1000H WLAN with hidden SSID no go

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Tim wrote:
On Tue, 2009-11-24 at 15:14 -0500, Bill Davidsen wrote:
I don't use hidden SSID much, as it only lends a tiny bit of security

It doesn't add *ANY* security.
It *does* add problems.

It doesn't hide your access point, at all.  It still appears as an
access point that can be used.  Anybody, and everybody, can see that
there's one there.  It just doesn't have a name associated with it.

And the lack of a name doesn't prevent anyone from using it.

No. You MUST have the name to associate with the AP. But all you have to do is force a current user of the AP to reassociate to get the name. There are now attack tools that will do this for you....

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