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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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The way we have accomplished this is by packing the SSID and preshared key into a network service discovery broadcast, which can be sent wirelessly from the soft access point to other devices in range using the Android Wi-Fi Direct framework.
In other words, there is a single connection point (or SSID) for the entire network.
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I've also beefed up my wireless security with a simple scare tactic: I use an intimidating network name, or service set identifier, known as SSID. My neighbors are discouraged from attempting to hack my network when they see "FBI Listening Post" Other choice names include "C:\virus.exe;" "iwillhackyou" or anything similarly menacing.
Don't bother disabling SSID broadcasting; you might be able to ward off casual Wi-Fi leechers that way, but any hacker with a wireless spectrum scanner can still find your SSID by listening in as your devices communicate with your router.
Another trick sometimes recommended is choosing an intimidating network name (SSID) such as c:\virus.exe to scare off nosy neighbors.
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