SSID Broadcast

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by Cavemanbarney, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. Hi

    I have set-up my WAG54G with one wired PC and one wireless. The wireless PC uses a Buffalo PCI adaptor.

    Everything works fine untill I disable SSID broadcast on the router, then the wireless PC drops the connection even though the wireless card knows the SSID. There is a check box on the buffalo setup to tell the card that SSID broadcast is turned off which I have ticked but it makes no difference.

    I have a v2 router with 1.00.19 firmware and am running with WPA, G only on channel 11.

    Cavy :(
  2. Ves007

    Ves007 Network Guru Member

    I have the same rpoblem. Only i'm running mixed.

    After i had some problems in the beginning i fixed it ( I thoughed) and it connection lasted for 2 days 28 or so

    no it's starting to lose connection again every 40-45 min
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    maybe the bufalo does like wireless connections without SSID.

    even with it disabled hackers can hack your wireless connection so there is no point really disabling it. you may as well keep SSID and keep the connection :)
  4. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    you can sniff out wirelessnet works with netstumbler
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    yes I know.

    thats why no point is disabling SSID especially if Cavemanbarneyhas a problem when he does disable it.

    to correct his problem leave SSID on. simple.
  6. littlewhoo

    littlewhoo Network Guru Member

    Hiding the SSID is *not* part of the 802.11 wlan standards. So almost every manufacturer of wlan equipment has it's own way of handling this.

    Therfore there is absolutely no guarantee, that devices from different manufacturers will work together as expected, while ssid broadcasting is diabled. In fact without ssid broadcasting, in some cases you'll even have problems using different devices from the same manufacturer together.
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