Does disabling SSID broadcast work?

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anthonymo
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 17:06    Post subject: Does disabling SSID broadcast work? Reply with quote
After doing a 30-30-30 reset I brought my
DD-WRT v24 RC-7 (04/13/0Cool std
(SVN revision 9414)

Router back up as an unbridged repeater with a bridged virtual interface.

even thou I have Disable broadcast checked it still apears in my windows chooser, even after removing it and re-scanning.

Any ideas or further information needed?

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anthonymo
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 23:33    Post subject: Reply with quote
Does anybody use Disable SSID broadcast?

Does it work for others?

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soulstace
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 1:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
What is the point of disabling it? Just enable WPA security with a strong passphrase, and be done with it.
RD123
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 1:24    Post subject: Reply with quote
I have had no problems disabling it(9433) or any previous builds.

But I have to agree, what is the point of it?
backroger
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 2:25    Post subject: Reply with quote
Mine I had to disable the 2nd SSID (using 2 SSID) broadcast because I use it for point to point. Its very annoying to see 2 SSID's which is you only need 1 for the public.

So thats my reason and yes it works on mine using RC7 BS9433.


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soulstace
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 2:27    Post subject: Reply with quote
anthonymo,

Did you try rebooting your PC? maybe it'll go away then

or perhaps it's just an issue with repeater modes. I seem to remember reading about something like this before.
alain
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 11:37    Post subject: Reply with quote
seems to be an issue for repeater mode.
here:
-in ap ssid can be hidden
-in repeater mode ssid is always visible (wl0_corerev=7))
rsxhitman
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 13:27    Post subject: Reply with quote
im running repeater and it does get hidden...
dpp3530
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 19:00    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm using it in that build, and I see it only because the profile is configured on my laptop. It shows as unknown in the wireless map (IBM thinkpad software).
anthonymo
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 22:10    Post subject: Reply with quote
hrm I was at a client's house and checked and it did pop up in his chooser.

I want it hidden becuase I'm driving around with it and do not want it popping up where ever I go...

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anthonymo
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 22:16    Post subject: Reply with quote
rsxhitman


are you running it on your rc-7 router?

perhaps it a differance between the mini and standard builds?

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JN
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 17:00    Post subject: Reply with quote
I find Disable SSID broken on RC7 build 9433 on Buffalo WHR-G54S. This used to work, but is now broken. Hopefully the developers will fix what they broke.
mac913
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 17:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
JN wrote:
I find Disable SSID broken on RC7 build 9433 on Buffalo WHR-G54S. This used to work, but is now broken. Hopefully the developers will fix what they broke.


I believe you need to post this bug in the Bugtracker for quick response.
TexasFlood
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 18:42    Post subject: Reply with quote
I just tested the disable SSID setting using RC7 build 9433 on my WTR54GS and it seems to work for me. At first it was still showing up as it seemed to be somehow cached. After deleting the profile on my laptop, shutting down the laptop and starting it back up, the SSID showed up as unknown, I could tell it was the right device by the MAC address.
rsxhitman
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 20:48    Post subject: Reply with quote
yes im on rc7, i was using rc5 and it works the same on both, somethings you might consider, when you set up windows to connect to a hidden ssid, it WILL show the name, so it wont appear to be hidden to YOU only cause youve set it up already, if you didnt set it up on windows then it will not come up at all, on other softwares it will just come up blank
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