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Re: [A bit OT] Diagnosing home network



On Tue 23 May 2017 at 22:32:52 -0000, Dan Purgert wrote:

> rhkramer@gmail.com wrote:
> > On Monday, May 22, 2017 08:28:54 AM Dan Purgert wrote:
> >
> >> Probably WPA2-PSK ("Pre Shared Key") -- just means "password auth".
> >> TBH, not having the SSID transmitted is actually LESS secure (overall)
> >> than just having it transmit, due to the fact that your client devices
> >> (phone, laptop, etc) have to broadcast "hey, I'm looking for SSID,
> >> any APs in range have that one?"
> >
> > Interesting--I didn't know that, and I need to think about chaning my
> > setup. 
> > Thanks!
> 
> NP, kinda took me by surprise when I first heard it ... but when you sit
> back and think about it, it makes sense that the client device has to
> ask if the SSID is present.

If security if a wireless network is the aim you will be using WPA2.
Nobody is getting through that in a timeframe which makes sense. Hiding
the SSID is very appealing to some people, so they advocate it. It does
nothing for security, one way or the other.

-- 
Brian.


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