connecting to a hidden WAP router

David McGlone d.mcglone at
Wed Jan 21 02:56:57 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 20 January 2009 10:41:40 am Joel Oliver wrote:
> > So how do folks connect to routers that don't broadcast their essid's --
> > what is the point of that router option if one cannot connect to it?
> >
> > Blessings,
> >
> > Nigel
> There's really no security benifit at all by hiding your essid, as it
> can be sniffed in the air.  Just like the "MAC" address filter, which
> also sounds like a good idea... Hey, I will only let my computers
> connect and block all others.  It's a simple matter of sniffing and
> spoofing it.

This is what I do. I only let my mac addresses connect to my network.
David McG.

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