[TriLUG] wifi access to network with no SSID
dragonstrider at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 14:23:18 EDT 2010
ANY only works with broadcast SSIDs. Without knowing the SSID, you
can't connect to an unbroadcasted one. I hear that sniffing it from
the traffic is trivial however.
On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 1:13 PM, Joseph Mack NA3T <jmack at wm7d.net> wrote:
> I'm at a site with lots of open waps with no SSID (the other waps are all
> encrypted) as seen by `iwlist scan`. Either they have SSID="" or they aren't
> broadcasting their SSID. I thought that "ANY" (or "") would work for these
> SSIDs (wpa_supplicant) but I can't get it to work.
> (I'm using someone's wired port for the moment to get out).
> I'm not using network manager.
> Any idea how to connect to a wap not showing an SSID?
> Thanks Joe
> Joseph Mack NA3T EME(B,D), FM05lw North Carolina
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