North Vancouver, BC
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Re: Enabling SSID Broadcast
said by SoonerAl:- said by Brano: said by SoonerAl:
Personally I always broadcast my two home SSIDs. No reason not to
if you use strong encryption, ie. WPA2 or at a minimum WPA, with a long random encryption key/password/passphrase.
Q: Does taking the numbers off the front door of your house prevent people from breaking in - if the house security is poor?
All you do when you disable SSID broadcast is make life more difficult for yourself - when it comes time to identify your particular wireless modem.
Note: The "bad guys" can sniff your connection whether you broadcast an SSID or not. Turning off SSID to have a "more secure" network is a myth.
Google "False Authority Syndrome" for more info on why this myth continues to perpetuate itself.
JuggernautIrreverent or irrelevant?Premium
Al has probably forgot more about WLAN sec than most people know. I believe that he was referring to the fact that, most people use the same name(s) for the SSID, login name, and PW. Or, a derivative of them.
Easy to crack when you have a basic foundation to work from. Yes, people are that silly...
Better to have it and not need it, then need it and not have it.