reply to Selenia
Re: Trivially easy to fake a MAC address in every router That's provided that there are people running the AP and they have WiFi turned on. Even at that you still don't get the location of the AP you get the location of the device that can hear the AP.
I still don't understand what all the fuss is about. So your SSID ends up on a map. So what? If you don't want people seeing your SSID or using your wireless secure it or turn it off.
Los Angeles, CA
One, hiding your SSID offers no security for someone who can read a FAQ. That safety protocol has long since been broken.
Second, your SSID is broadcasted regardless of your wireless security. That string value that has the name of your WiFi network? Yeah, there's no password required for that.
Now, if you want to restrict the number of people actually using your wireless network, then yes - securing your AP will let you be more selective as to who connects.
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reply to battleop
1 indirect implication here on DSLR is now people shouldn't even show screenshots with their SSID. Some say, stalker could search the DB with that info and get your approximate or exact address, if yours is unique in your town. The more information tied to your vital info, the less privacy.
Mine is "heya-wardrivers" now good luck taking that and finding my house.