Support Linsys wrt610 WIFI ISSUE

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by RUTOTHEBG10, May 15, 2010.

  1. RUTOTHEBG10

    RUTOTHEBG10 New Member
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    The issue that I am having is that if I turn off SSID broadcast on my router, the phone can not connect to the wifi. If SSID broadcast is turned on there is no problem. Someone please help with this issue.
     

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  2. NoNoBadDog

    NoNoBadDog Well-Known Member
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    Turning off SSID does not make your network any more secure: Why Disabling The SSID Broadcast On Your Wireless Network Access Point Is Bad Leave SSID on and change it to a unique name.
     
  3. SCARLETnGREY

    SCARLETnGREY Well-Known Member
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  4. NoNoBadDog

    NoNoBadDog Well-Known Member
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    It applies to home users as well. Turning off SSID causes the network to poll much more frequently (because no SSID broadcast is present and clients must poll the router to make sure it is still there), and a packet sniffer can use this frequent polling to get whatever information it needs to breach the network.
     

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