[kismac] Re: Getting hidden SSID's

  • From: Brad Knowles <brad.knowles@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 10:03:21 +0200

At 4:37 PM -0700 2004/05/11, Galen wrote:

 Realistically, KisMAC already looks for them. Just wait. A client will
 try to join the network and you'll pick up the SSID and KisMAC will
 display it. Beyond that, there's no way that I know of to get the SSID
 other than waiting for a client to send it.

Keep in mind that the AP will broadcast the SSID for certain other packets, even though it's not responding to the normal probes. So, while you do just have to sit back and listen, you can wait until either the client or the server send you the information you want -- not just the client.

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles@xxxxxxxxx>

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