Re: How many SSIDs can be listed?
- From: Matthew Saltzman <mjs clemson edu>
- To: NetworkManager-list <NetworkManager-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: How many SSIDs can be listed?
- Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 18:24:15 +0000
On Wed, 2008-03-12 at 11:59 -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> 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'.
So I have to "connect to other wireless network" to get to it. That's
not really a problem (as long as it actually works...which it has been,
> 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!
Fortunately, that's the case (and I'm not using A band, either).
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