CentOS coneects only with SSID broadcast enabled ?

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    CentOS connects only with SSID broadcast enabled ?

    I had changed the WAP setting to disable, as wife's wireless on Lucid is fine like that. However firing up CentOS just now and it is not happy i.e. doesn't want to connect despite allowing MAC address in WAP. It will connect pronto with SSID set to enable. (Using WPA 2)
    Just how much easier is it to hack with SSID broadcast enabled ?
     
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    Whether ssid is on or off will have no influence whatsoever on the possibility of being hacked. It does cause problems you mention though being off (which is not necessary). Having WPA2 with strong key is all you need in that aspect
     
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    Thanks Cudni. Thought so, but thanks for confirming.:)
     
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    Thank you mack_guy911, very informative. I think I am OK - have WPA2 with AES encryption and of course changed password on the Access Point. I do seem to need the MAC address allowed as well as broadcast SSID.
     
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    How many hackers do you think live in your hood? :)
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