SSID


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SSID

(Service Set IDentifier) The name assigned to a Wi-Fi (wireless) network. All devices in the network must use this case-sensitive name to communicate over Wi-Fi, which is a text string up to 32 bytes long. Out of the box, wireless routers and access points have a default SSID, which may be the manufacturer's name, such as "linksys" or "netgear" or simply "default." Some devices use their model number as the SSID. Using a Web browser, the SSID (and password) can be manually changed in the device's configuration settings. See WPA.

The SSID Normally Broadcasts Itself
Computers identify all the wireless networks they find when they boot up, because Wi-Fi networks normally broadcast their SSID identity (see SSID broadcast). Even if the SSID is hidden to the general public, the name can be entered permanently into the users' machines in order to reconnect at start up. See wireless LAN and access point.

For Wireless Access - Not For Sharing
The SSID is the name used to connect to a wireless network. A workgroup or domain name is the name used for user groups to share files over any network, wired or wireless. In short, Wi-Fi is accessed by SSID; files are accessed by workgroup or domain name. See workgroup-based network and domain-based network.
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This is intended to enable wireless clients to detect the closest access point and if there is a stronger signal with the same SSID, it re-associates with the signal allowing roaming between access points.
In building a network of this scale, we have discovered that prevailing WLAN models for delivering multiple services using multiple logical networks or SSIDs just does not scale," said Bob Corbin, director of telecommunications and networking, Ohio State University Office of Information Technology.
Organisations can decide what they would like the SSID to be.
But by turning off this default feature, stations must know the SSID in order to connect to an access point.
The SSID is a 32-character unique identifier attached to the header of packets sent over a wireless network (WLAN) that acts as a password when a mobile device tries to connect to the access point.
If you changed your SSID settings (say, to connect your laptop at a Borders bookstore hot spot), you must remember to change your settings back to your company's SSID.
Must support bridge at AP, bridge at controller, and route at controller functionality simultaneously, for different devices or user groups, all on the same SSID and in the same VLAN at the same time.
Boingo will broadcast its "Boingo Hotspot" SSID throughout the airports and will fully manage the customer experience to ensure efficient, quality connections.
For a complete list of signature updates released by Fluke Networks, including AirPWN, Device Broadcasting XSS SSID and Ad-hoc Station Broadcasting Free Public Wi-Fi SSID, please visit the AirWISE Community.
Usefully, a new button shows the WiFi SSID and password on-screen, meaning you no longer need to take off the battery cover in order to check them and get new devices online.
An integrated wireless sniffer now displays all available wireless networks complete with channel numbers, MAC-addresses, SSID, speed, load and encryption parameters and can attempt to connect to any available network and initiate a password recovery attack.