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Old 04-29-2006, 08:28 PM   #1
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is broadcast ssid necessary for iwconfig

i got wireless networking to work but iwconfig seems to need the wireless access point to broadcast the ssid

in rc.local i have
ifconfig wlan0 up
route add default gw
iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed
iwconfig wlan0 key restricted

Old 04-29-2006, 09:31 PM   #2
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Turning off SSID beacon will cause connectivity problems under some circumstances, especially with WPA, although for some it work fine. There's no security benefit to disabling the broadcast, so leave it on.



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