Questions tagged [ssid]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
149 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

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 ...
-1
votes
2answers
55 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Can dividing the users or computers among different SSID or Access Point allocate more bandwidth to 1 computer?

Let's say if there are 3 computers, and each computer has 2 connections to the Internet on average, and the household has 18MBps Internet, does that mean each connection is given about 18 / 6 = 3Mbps? ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
159 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
124 views

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 "...
0
votes
2answers
105 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
52 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
71 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
641 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
251 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

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 ...
3
votes
7answers
3k views

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 ...
138
votes
11answers
31k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
783 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
127 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
123 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
191 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
1k views

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 ...
11
votes
1answer
21k views

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?
0
votes
2answers
896 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
799 views

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 ...
24
votes
4answers
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
149 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
110 views

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: ...
3
votes
1answer
7k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
10k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
173 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Cisco Aironet 1830 - disable SSID broadcast?

I recently purchased a Cisco Aironet 1830, I've configured it and it is working great. However I can not for the life of me find out how to disable broadcasting the SSID. Does anyone know a command I ...
0
votes
1answer
90 views

How to only connect to one SSID (access point) Win 8.1

I have searched for this solution but have not found an answer. How do I only connect to one SSID / Access Point (ie. my router). I do not want to keep pinging/roaming other routers in my neighborhood....
1
vote
2answers
963 views

Can computers that use different SSIDs communicate?

I would like computer A and C be able to communicate with each other but they should not be able to communicate with computer B. Is simply making them use different SSIDs enough to get this done?
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Multiple SSID On Router

I have the Netgear WNDR4300 router, which has a 2.4GHZ network as well as 5G network. Would it be possible for me to have 2 SSID's on my 2.4GHZ network, one called HomeNtwk1 and the other called ...
-1
votes
1answer
37 views

Request on advice on setting the network

I'd like to request an educated advice on how to proceed to create my network. There are 4 apartments in the same multi-storey building. There is approx. 25 people living in the apartments. There is ...
9
votes
2answers
5k views

Wi-Fi opt-out Microsoft & Google

So if I want to opt out Google's WiFi Assistant I have to add _nomap to my SSID. If I want to opt out from Microsoft's WiFi Sense I have to add _optout to my SSID. What if I want to opt out both?...
-1
votes
2answers
761 views

Best multiple AP office wifi setup [closed]

What's the best wifi configuration for a 3k sq ft office with 30 people? Ideally we'll using multiple broadband connections and everyone can roam the office without switching networks. Is it possible ...
0
votes
1answer
241 views

How to make same ssid's not to interfere each other

My machine is configured with 2 Access points with same SSID's Aruba Ap Hostapd (wlan0_0 ) Whenever my machine connects to Aruba client is supposed to connect Aruba AP if not it should connect to ...
1
vote
1answer
766 views

Setup different DNS for each SSID (dd-wrt)

I'd like to set up a different DNS for each SSID. As far as I've gotten is creating virtual SSID in the DDWRT GUI. What I should do next?
0
votes
0answers
110 views

Same network with same SSID in multiple locations? [duplicate]

We have two sites having about 35 meters of distance in between. I have two routers, one is Asus RT-AC68U and Linksys E4200 the other. I want to use RT-AC68U as my primary router in office1 and E4200 ...
1
vote
2answers
207 views

Should I be able to see my broadcast SSID when my router is turned off

Is it possible for my employer to spoof my wireless hub by using the same SSID. I am not trying to be paranoid but I have seen some strange behavior. Here are some of the issues that I have seen. ...
0
votes
1answer
98 views

Extend WiFi range with a wired AP

My brother has a router with wireless connections in his cellar/ground floor. His range is bad on the top floor. He already has physical CAT cables running through his house so he could easily ...