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 From:  "Tim Chapins" <tchapins at gmail dot com>
 To:  "Denilson Rocha" <denilson at vertentes dot com dot br>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Hide SSID
 Date:  Mon, 13 Mar 2006 16:11:09 -0500
hiding SSID (i.e disabling SSID info in AP beacons) is not a good security
practice. Even though it is not in beacons the SSIDs is in data frames and
can still be seen by many wireless site survey and sniffing tools.

I believe even Windows XP can find hidden SSIDs after it sees data frames.


On 3/13/06, Denilson Rocha <denilson at vertentes dot com dot br> wrote:
>
> Hi!
>
> I would like to know if there is a way to hide my SSID, like "closed
> systems" in Access Points... So, only the clients who have the correct
> SSID configured will associate. And my SSID will not be shown in a site
> survey.
>
> Is possible to do this?
>
> Thanks!
> Denilson
>
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