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SSID and Vista

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    Most of the documentation that I have read about wifi security told to turn off SSID broadcasting. But with Vista when I connect to a wifi network that didn't broadcast the SSID, I received a warning message about security and there is also a check boxe to told him to connect to this kind of network.

    So, why is this warning for and what is the security hole of not broadcasting the SSID ?


    (PS.: I'm french canadian and my english is not really good. But I'm working on it.)

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    "This article describes non-broadcast networks, why Microsoft® recommends against their use, and the support for non-broadcast networks in Microsoft Windows®."

    Methinks this article explains it well.

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    Thanks ! That was what I was looking for.

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