- 08-26-2010, 11:24 PM #2
- 08-27-2010, 12:46 AM #4
- 08-27-2010, 01:53 AM #5
I was unable to get it to connect automagically to my home network with the SSID not broadcast. It will connect though with MAC addressing enabled.
- 08-27-2010, 07:49 AM #6
- 08-27-2010, 08:30 AM #7
- 08-27-2010, 08:56 AM #8
Protip: Stop hiding your SSID. All it does is cause problems (which is why it wasn't designed that way in the first place), and anyone who actually wants access to your wifi will know how to get it anyway (it takes like all of 2 seconds with a single program that requires no configuration. That is, a monkey could do it).
- 08-27-2010, 09:18 AM #9
- 08-27-2010, 03:05 PM #10
- 08-27-2010, 04:26 PM #11
- 08-27-2010, 06:21 PM #12
- 08-27-2010, 07:56 PM #13
If your network has no password/encryption, then hiding the SSID will keep casual users from accessing it. However, if you are using any type of encryption, hiding it is totally pointless. Casual users cannot break your encryption, and anyone who is capable of breaking it will laugh out loud mockingly when they see your "hidden" SSID.The only complaint I have about my EVO is that it turned my $300 netbook into a paperweight.
- 08-27-2010, 08:04 PM #14
- 08-27-2010, 09:46 PM #15
- 08-27-2010, 10:09 PM #16
- 08-28-2010, 12:27 AM #17
- 08-28-2010, 09:20 AM #18
- 08-28-2010, 12:48 PM #19
Wow, it seems that some people have a problem with me hiding my ssid as if I have no right to...lol.
I don't consider hiding my ssid anything that major, it's an option and I chose to use it. Didn't know it would bother anyone and whether or not it provides any more security than not hiding it was never even a part of the topic of this thread.
- 08-28-2010, 02:49 PM #21
I also hid my SSID. You need to leave it broadcasting and connect to your network a few times then hide it. Now my Evo connects to it every time.
Hiding your SSID will not prevent someone from finding your network as others have said.. It does however add one tiny layer to your security which is not hard to do. It requires a scan to see it. If someone is simply driving by scanning with a normal laptop etc.. It helps.. I always think of it as a cannot hurt, why turn a light on. It is not that hard to connect to it as long as you know it. If it is inconvenient for some reason then don't use it, I agree with that.
The most import thing is using WPA2 if you can, or WPA if you have to.
WEP is about as secure as adding paper over a doorway. Hiding the SSID just turns the light off in the room. iiSystems Analyst by trade, drummer by desire and music lover by birth.
A self proclaimed geek and gadget nut. ii <--Drum sticks
- 08-29-2010, 02:59 AM #23
Encryption and MAC addressing takes care of it.
- 08-29-2010, 05:57 AM #24
- 06-03-2011, 03:35 PM #25