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 From:  "Brad Gibson" <brad dot gibson at naponline dot net>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] wireless ssid
 Date:  Mon, 26 Jan 2004 09:49:34 -0500
Last night I setup my m0n0wall to act as an Access Point too. I noticed that
it doesn't support disabling SSID broadcasting. So I looked up in the
archives and found this e-mail.

I did some searching on the net to find some info on maybe how to support
this feature.

One thing I found was for FreeBSD 5.x which may possibly work for 4.x...
http://www.bsdforums.org/forums/showthread.php?threadid=17321

Another article:
http://www.wifi.com.ar/doc/wifi/hostap-readme.html

Also looking at http://hostap.epitest.fi/ there seems to be an option
'enh_sec' that can disable the ssid and all.

-Brad

-----Original Message-----
From: Manuel Kasper [mailto:mk at neon1 dot net] 
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 3:42 PM
To: Robert Boardman
Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] wireless ssid

On 04.01.2004, at 21:03, Robert Boardman wrote:

> I ve hread the you can make the wireless connection a bit more secure 
> wby not broadcasting the ssid, is this the case?

Well, security by obscurity.

> if so how caan I turn off the ssid bradcast with M0n0wall acting as 
> the host ap

You can't. As far as I know, FreeBSD, the underlying operating system, does
not support turning off SSID broadcasts.

- Manuel


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