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SSID (Service Set Identifier) ​​is a unique set of characters that identifies a wireless network.

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How to fix a WiFi network sometimes showing up as “Network” in Windows (instead of its SSID)?

Sometimes when a Windows 7 computer connects to a WiFi network, Windows reports that it is connected to "Network" instead of the SSID. I've tried different fixes, and nothing has worked. ...
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Do using multiple access points affect WiFi performance?

I use an additional WiFi access point on my router. One for personal use and other for guest access. But if I leave the guest mode on, will it pose any issue to my other connection. Will there be any ...
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Devices connected to router can't reach devices connected to access point when using the same SSID?

I seached and tried different solutions for hours but can not get this to work. Hopefully someone is able to help me. The Setup: Main router (Salt Fiber Box) with IP 192.168.1.1 It has 2.4ghz and 5ghz ...
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Wifi precedence 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz

In my house I have a wifi router (Fritzbox) with both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz, I discovered that most of my dual frequency client use always 2.4Ghz and I'm trying to understand why. When I come home the 2....
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Why does changing the SSID almost always solve connection issues?

I work at an ISP and when I'm faced with a customer device that still won't connect to the router even after restarting both the router and the device, changing the SSID almost always solves the ...
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Hidden Network causing Overlapping on my WiFi

I am using inSSIDer and it is telling me that I have an overlapping network problem. Through further diagnosis, I have found the network with a similar frequency causing my lag and network issues. The ...
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Main router's SSID doesn't appear in any device's Wi-Fi settings when a TP-Link router is used as a repeater in WDS Bridging mode

I'm using a TP-Link TL-WR740N in WDS Bridging mode with the main router, which is not TP-Link, and it's working good, but the problem is whenever no device is connected to the main router for some ...
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Router SSID not showing up on my Ubuntu / Windows machine, but shows up on every other device in the area

I am trying to connect to a private router in a classroom set up by my professor. This router is a Netgear Nighthawk X6S, model R8000P. It does not show up on my wifi list, but it does show up on my ...
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If a device is connected to a Wi-Fi network via WPS, will it stay connected if the SSID of the network is changed at a later date?

I should start by noting that I'm aware of the known security risks with using WPS within a network setup; the following question is just for informational purposes. Assume the following: I have a ...
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Hidden SSID plus WPA2

Will using hidden SSID compromise WiFi security in some way when WPA2 and fixed MAC-addresses access list are enabled?
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Same SSID different APs and MAC address filtering

I have one router and one Wi-Fi extender. The extender is only used to convert Wi-Fi to Ethernet to my desktop PC. Therefore I don't need the Wi-Fi signal from the extender, but the extender does not ...
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Can't manage to find correct SSID and password through router configuration page

I'm trying to connect to a Wi-Fi network which is not owned/managed by me. It is a sort of shared network of an household where I'm guest at this moment, so I only own the network name and password ...
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Is there a way to change SSID password without affecting all connected devices?

I feel that my Wifi password is compromised, but I have 37 devices connected to the SSID currently. Is it possible to change the SSID password in the router without changing it in all 37 devices?
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I think someone is trying to scare me with their SSID name

This is occurring on my Windows 10 Laptop. So I was just minding my own business when I accidentally pressed the Airplane mode button. Naturally I reconnect to the WiFi but whilst doing so I spotted ...
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Can your SSID affect connectivity?

I have google fiber at home, and with working from home lately, we've started to run into some issues. Specifically, my wife's phone (samsung galaxy S9+) will intermittently disconnect, and my mac ...
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How to ban bad wifi extender by his MAC address

Somebody made an unauthorized wifi extender, which has the same SSID than the network I connect, but is crappy, slow, unreliable, and rarely works. The only way I can connect to internet, is to the ...
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Is it beneficial to use the same SSID & password for my router acting as an access point?

I have my main router downstairs, and have an ethernet cable running from my main router to my upstairs router which is acting as a bridge/accesspoint. Should I configure my access point router to ...
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why does “iw wlan0 scan” results in errors “Network is down (-100)” or “device or resource busy (-16)”

Why is "iw wlan0 scan" unstable? Sometimes it provides an output and majority of the time returns nothing and provides the "resource busy" or "network is down" error message. I have this scan written ...
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How can I make the SSID for my guest network hidden on my Synology Router?

I own a Synology RT2600ac router which broadcasts a network on both 2.4/5 GHz with a hidden SSID. The configuration for this network looks like this: The dropdown circled in the red box is set to "...
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After changing SSIDs, “Windows was unable to connect to the network” appears instead of connecting to the new SSID

A Windows computer is connected to a network, and used to change the network's SSID through the administrative interface. After, the user attempts to connect to the newly named network, and enters ...
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Specify DNS servers per SSID in Windows 10 [closed]

Is it possible to specify DNS servers per SSID in Windows 10? At the moment, the DNS servers are pulled via DHCP from the AP that I am connected to. I would like that to happen only when I'm home, ...
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Cannot connect access points with same name using Windows 10

Consider: a laptop running Windows 10 a Samsung tablet running Android and having 4G internet access a Samsung phone running Android and having 4G internet access The tablet and the phone should be ...
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Shall I give my secondary router a reserved IP through DHCP or ARP?

My primary router [192.168.100.2] has DHCP enabled through the addresses 192.168.100.3 to 192.168.100.200 - I have installed a wireless range extending router [192.168.100.3] with the same SSID at ...
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No Internet access to guest SSID with dedicated 802.1Q VLAN

I have a firewall (Pfsense). I have a managed switch (TP Link TL-SG108E.) I have a wireless access point (TP Link TL-WA801ND.) The firewall (Pfsense) has 1 Ethernet port with four sub interfaces. ...
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Why do clients broadcast SSID's and can you disable it?

When a WiFi client is not connect to a wireless network and looking for WiFi networks to connect to, the client broadcasts a list of known networks. I know that this is so that it can connect to ...
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Is it possible to do a drop in a replacement for a wifi router?

I'm thinking of switching ISPs and I would have to return my wifi router. I'm wondering when I get a new router, if I have my SSID and wifi password configured the same as my old router, would I have ...
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how to manage multiple wifi access points without interference

i have a radio which can connect to multiple ssids depending on what is within range i am struggling with wifi interference at work. i have 4 access points within close proximity. if i set the first ...
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Is Unicode not supported by my router?

I'm trying to add a Unicode character (https://emojipedia.org/fire/ 🔥) to my WiFi's SSID, as I've seen a lot of people managing to do it. However, this doesn't currently work. The standard ...
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3 Same wifi SSID but 2 does not work

I am having a problem connecting to specific wifi The problem is that there is 3 wifi with same SSID 2 of them are not connecting to the internet and the 3rd one is little bit far The first and ...
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Can a Router read a phones previously visited networks (SSIDs)? [closed]

I'm making a project in which it is necessary that the router is able to read the SSIDs (names of networks) previously visited by the device (commonly phones). Ive also read that some of previously ...
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Steps to take when being targeted by “Evil Twin” WiFi attack?

I'd like to ask for help, maybe steps on what to do, when being targeted by an "Evil Twin" attack. My question is related to this: SSID with very similar name, is this an attempt of hacking? But I'm ...
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SSID with very similar name, is this an attempt of hacking?

I noticed that another SSID pops up in my WiFi with the same name as mine (quite personal so could've only been intentionally copied) but a couple of the letters are capitalized. Their version has no ...
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Dual-band wifi router to dual-band extender: can/should I use a single SSID name?

I have a UK Virgin Media Suberhub 2ac Cable Modem/wifi router (rebranded Netgear) connected via wifi (ethernet not an option) to a LinkSys RE6700 extender. Currently I have it set up with four ...
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Windows 10 no wifi networks visible - even the one I'm connected to

Suddenly, today, when I click on the wifi icon on the taskbar, it pops up an empty list. There are no wifi networks visible. Even if I go into settings and click on "list available networks", it's ...
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Find out whats broadcasting hidden SSID [duplicate]

I live far away on the country side and the last 2 days i see a WiFi with a hidden SSID and i can't figure out were it comes from. I don't have any neighbor living close enough either. Any ...
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Multi-point WiFi configuration options

I have a property which contains a significant amount of metal structure between the floors, but not between rooms on each floor. Currently because of this to achieve a decent WiFi signal throughout ...
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Wireless AP band detection

Can 2.4 GHz wireless client see/find 5 GHz SSID networks in the range? Can 5 GHz wireless client see/find 2.4 GHz SSID networks in the range? Is there any criteria of wireless networks found by ...
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Enterprise Wireless 5GHz Deauth

I am running blackbox pentests on an enterprise wireless setup. My area of attack consists of multiple APs that have both a 2.4GHz and a 5GHz radio. I have successfully deauthenticated users from the ...
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How do I see the BSSID of the Wifi AP I'm currently connected to in Windows?

In Windows, how can I find the BSSID of the Wifi Access Point I'm currently connected to?
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Will two wireless networks with same SSID/password be treated as one (technically)?

If I set up two different access points, but use the same SSID and password - will the connecting device be able to differenciate between them, like know which one it's currently connected to - or ...
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How can I configure OpenBSD to automatically use one of many Wi-Fi SSIDs?

In OpenBSD 6.0, with (for example) the iwn(4) driver, I can automatically associate with an SSID and bring up the interface with DHCP by using the following /etc/hostname.iwn0: nwid SSID wpakey ...
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One Modem One repeater, how i can define the printer?

I have 1 modem and a repeater with different SSIDs. How can I define the printer which is installed on the modem on the PC which is connected to the repeater which is on an another SSID?
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wifi ssid not showing

I bought a new router(Netgear WNR614). And I am having some weird problems. SSID is broadcasted and showing fine on all android phones. It is not showing on my laptop (Win 10). When I connect ...
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Why does changing my router SSID fix network issues?

Windows 10 on my laptop suddenly decided that it couldn't find my home WIFI network anymore. (It's done this twice in the last week) I rebooted into Linux and the network was there... so it had ...
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Can my ISP see SSIDs on my router/modem provided by the ISP?

I rent a cable modem from my ISP that has its own Wi-Fi capability. Does my ISP have the ability to track various settings on their modem, such as wireless network SSIDs, etc? Also, if I were to add ...
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How to force wifi password update on windows machine?

I have a strange thing happening in my home WiFi network. I updated my SSID and password on the WIFI router. All the connected devices lost the connection and I had to reconnect them by entering new ...
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Does disabling SSID broadcasting lower a wifi antenna's total power transmission?

Does disabling SSID broadcasting lower a wifi antenna's total power transmitted to the surrounding environment? If yes or no , I would be glad if someone could give me any reference or measurements: ...
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What happens if two networks have the same SSID and password?

Related to this question: What happens if 2 wifi networks (run by different people) have the same SSID? BUT in my case both WiFi have the same password. I have two cases to consider: If they are ...
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Why the trend to have SSID prefix start as “Direct-xx”?

I've noticed this trend that WIFI SSIDs now start with a prefix of "Direct-xx" (ex: Direct-EK-Bravia). I've been unable to find anything that points to a new standard or requirement? Is this just say ...
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Is it possible to allow clients of the same VLAN to see each other even if they connect to different SSIDs with the same name?

My home wireless access point is a Buffalo AirStation Pro (WAPS-APG600H), which is a "Concurrent Dual Band Wireless Access Point". It has two bands, labelled 11g and 11a, with an ability to set up ...