From: Michael Codanti (michael_at_civis.com)
Date: 2002-04-13 00:18:19 UTC
The reason I was asking is I would like to be able to set the 'closed' mode on my test network, so people wouldn't stumble upon it by accident when there is a other on in range... I don't expect security I just don't want XP throughing it in their face.
> I'm just speaking on top of my head, so whatever I put up there might be
> completely bogus... but its simply based on my experience with 802.11b
> so far, and I'm not entirely sure 'closed' mode is really anything but a
> marketing gimmick to make it seem more secure when it really isn't...
> On Fri, 2002-04-12 at 11:29, Michael Codanti wrote:
> > Lucent and Cisco APs support a 'closed' mode in which they don't
> > the SSID, and then they don't show up in scans, etc... Does the HostAP
> > driver support this? If so how do I turn it on?
> > Michael