Re: How many SSIDs can be listed?

Matthew Saltzman wrote:
On Tue, 2008-03-11 at 10:55 -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
Dan Williams wrote:
Are any of the APs hidden?
If they are 'hidden' (which is a myth, read my paper on this), they are not of interest. Hidding an SSID is a waste of effort. And it seriously breaks AP roaming.

But we're talking about the client side here.  There are, unfortunately,
still admins that insist (contrary to all advice) on hiding their SSIDs.
I may (do!) need to connect to one of these nets, and I have no
influence over their policy 8^(.
And thus you have to hand-craft your connect information. Your client has to do an active scan to find the APs for this SSID, doing it when you need it, not when it can check other channels in passive scanning during 'free time'.

Sigh. 802.11 scanning is really dorky.

OH, hopefully you only have ONE hidden SSID definition active. If you have more, then EACH is a separate active scan operation. And on the A band, boy does this HURT!

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