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reply to SoonerAl
Re: Enabling SSID Broadcast
said by SoonerAl:Hiding SSID does not add any additional security whether you have strong or weak encryption/password set. 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.
(Your sentence implies that you don't need to hide SSID if you have strong encryption. I'm saying hiding SSID has nothing to do with encryption settings. Just don't hide it. Hiding SSID can only bring confusion and longer connect times to some clients or not connect at all.)
I suppose it was a poorly worded sentence...
If you go to my home wireless security page that I linked to you will see that I do not recommend hidding a SSID as a security measure...
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