speedtouch 585 sidd broadcast

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by damian666, Jun 19, 2008.

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  1. damian666

    damian666 Registered Member

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    HI Anyone
    My problem i have is when i disable broadcast sidd my computer does not connect to my wireless connection,ive fixed the problem by allowing the sidd to be broadcasted but im worried about the security implications of doing this.Is there anything i can do to rectify this.Ive reset my modem router and set everything up again only to have the same problem.I have windows vista home 32bit with latest service pack.
    Thanks anyone
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    There's no security implication in having your ssid broadcast. It's like saying what are the security implications of having your IP visible.

    It's nothing special. Just an identifier to find you on the network. Keep your wireless session encrypted (preferrably with WPA), use a strong password and you'll be fine.

    Mrk
     
  3. damian666

    damian666 Registered Member

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    Thats good,ive used shieldsup site to produce a long password for wpa2.
    Thank you for your reassurance
    Damian
     
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