Manually setting Non-Broadcast SSID on Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Scott, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. Scott

    Scott Guest

    I have read the technet document on Non Broadcast SSID and I understand why
    you wouldn't want to use them. But from a testing standpoint customers still
    want to use them so I am testing this feature with our Wireless Switch
    My Question is if you are setting up your SSID Manually and you select
    "Manually connect to a wireless network" Then you Type in the Network Name
    select your security type.
    Then you select Connect even if the network is not broadcasting. My Problem
    is if I select Start this connection automatically then my Non-Broadcast SSID
    will not show up in my connect to a network. If I deselect this option then
    my NonBroadcast SSID will show up in my Connect to a Network.
    Is this by design or do you think this is an issue. I am wondering if other
    people have had this problem. I didn't notice this in the article I have
    Scott, Feb 27, 2007
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  2. Scott

    Jesper Guest

    I have read the technet document on Non Broadcast SSID and I understand why
    Can I rephrase this? Is the question "can I automatically connect to a
    network that does not broadcast the SSID?"

    If that's the question then I believe the answer is no, by design. The
    problem is that if you do that automatically then you will automatically
    connect to a rogue network with the same SSID that does broadcast the SSID.
    Jesper, Feb 27, 2007
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  3. Scott

    Scott Guest

    Thats what I thought Thanks for the info

    Scott, Feb 28, 2007
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